Liberalism Drives the Subway $5 Footlong Out of San Francisco

Liberals have made it too expensive to build and sell a cheap sandwich.

Signs posted at Subway sandwich shops sadly inform San Francisco patrons -- we hear Willie Brown is a big fan -- that "all SUBWAY Restaurants in SF County DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN Subway National $5.00 Promotions," according to the newspaper.

Customers can still buy the sub of the month for $5, according to an employee at Subway on Market and Castro streets.

Apparently, the city's new minimum wage, raised to $10.24 as of Jan. 1, make $5 footlongs an impossible business model.

If we ever needed a clear and understandable example of how liberalism hurts average people trying to defy basic economics, this may be it. Empower liberals and they find creative ways to pick pockets and create deprivation.

Too bad for San Franciscans. The $5 selection is good and the theme song is pretty catchy. I'm partial to the spicy Italian on the herb & cheese bread, toasted, with pepper jack and veggies.