Hot dog vendors! The New York Post is seriously “reporting” that those guys you see on the street corners making food over a sweltering grill are practically sweating gold bullion.
The paper notes how one hot dog vendor with a great location near Macy’s, makes about $250 a day on average or $400 when business is really good. According to the Post, these extremely hard workers “make a killing” and pay no rent while retail outlets in the area “average $600 per square foot a month,” because clearly, these two industries and occupations are identical and worthy of comparison.
Or take the guy who sells ice cream–clearly a seasonal job–a few blocks north of the Empire State Building. He reportedly “makes a cool $700 on a good day” while “retail rents run upward of $500 per square foot.”
The paper mentions the low price of vendor’s pay for a license and tax ID number, but there’s absolutely NO MENTION of the federal/state/city taxes they pay or the costs of running these food carts, because that wouldn’t work with their narrative.
Wait till the Post, which I thought championed the working man and capitalism, finds out how much wealthy landscapers pull in… And they only work in the summer. Previously: “Tabloid’s “Exclusive” Food Stamp-Foreign Aid Story Stacked With Bullshit.”
(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)