Inslee ‘Cap’ On Uber, Doordash, Etc. a “Pandora’s Box” Says Legislator
This statement was issued by Rep Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen) and echoed by others after Gov. Inslee Thursday enacted a 'cap' on fees charged to restaurants by food delivery companies:
"We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19 to our restaurant community, and we’re grateful to third party delivery platforms that have made it possible for Washingtonians to continue supporting local restaurants, and allowed many businesses to stay open. However, these are difficult times. We all must sacrifice during these uniquely challenging times to both support our businesses and slow the spread of COVID-19. We encourage Washingtonians to support their local restaurants safely through delivery and take-out options that are available."
Inslee believes this will help struggling businesses, but as Walsh points out, it really doesn't; however it sets a dangerous precedent. As Walsh said, what is to stop Inslee from setting wages as well as the other items listed? This Proclamation goes into effect Nov. 25th.
Meanwhile Friday at 2:30PM Inslee plans a press conference to discuss economic relief for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. You will note it says "discuss" and not "announce." Big difference. We will see what happens.