TOPEKA, KS - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is a conservative Republican whose latest claim to fame includes signing a strict, anti-abortion law, and income tax reductions that have led to a severe budget deficit in the Sunflower State.
All he wanted over the weekend was some tasty barbecue, but what he got was a saucy waitress! Chloe Hough was working her final shift at Boss Hawgs Barbecue in Topeka when, in walked the governor. When it was time for his check, Hough decided to voice her concern for recent school budget cuts.
"I just printed out his receipt and I thought, 'I am going to cross out my tip line,' and then I said I should write, 'Tip the schools,'" said Hough.
Hough posted her "mic drop" moment on Facebook, and within hours it went viral. She says she didn't do it for attention, but wanted to get her point across to the governor about recent cuts to education.
Back in March, Brownback singed the state's 'Block Grant' change to fund public education for the next two years. Since then, several schools around the state have made drastic changes to their education programs; some closing their doors completely, others ending the school year early.
"I think education is the foundation for a better country and more progressive society," said Hough.
So, after she gave her tip, everyone wants to know: did the governor?
"He wrote on the customer copy 10% tip."
Oh, well. Hough says giving her two cents was priceless!