Last Updated:October 1 @ 07:56 am

Is Papa John's the Next Chick-fil-A?

By Bobby Eberle

It happened again. Another restaurant chain is under attack from the left. This time, it's Papa John's Pizza. What was so terrible that the liberal talkers are going bonkers? The CEO simply spoke the truth -- if Obamacare kicks in, there will likely be cuts to employee work hours in order to cover the new healthcare costs. Don't liberals realize that bigger government comes with consequences?

As reported by The Washington Times, John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa John's Pizza has come out swinging against Obamacare, and the liberals don't like it.

Recently, however, Papa John has come under fire for his comments about ObamaCare. ObamaCare is expected to hit Papa John's with recurring costs of $5-8 million per year. Schnatter has said that he intends to pass along the costs of ObamaCare to the consumer, as any normal business would. He mentioned that the total cost of ObamaCare will be an estimated 15 to 20 cents per order. "Unfortunately, I don't think people know what they're going to pay for this."

Most recently, he claimed that many of Papa John's franchises are considering cutting employees hours in order to pay for ObamaCare. Papa John is not alone in this. ObamaCare will require businesses large and small to pay extra costs for healthcare. Hundreds of other businesses have released similar statements about the law that kicks into effect soon. These businesses will not be able to hire or will have to fire employees as a result.

His observation of the costs of ObamaCare has been taken as a political statement. Many leftists have demanded that he pick up the costs of ObamaCare with his own hefty fortune, rather than building it into the cost of the pizza or cutting employees' hours.

It's amazing that those on the left have absolutely no comprehension of how business works. Just like regular corporate taxes or compliance costs due to extra regulations, costs forced on business by the government will be forwarded on to consumers or result in cost cutting measures elsewhere.

As left wing groups are calling for a Papa John's boycott, some conservatives are stepping forward to organize an "appreciation day" for the pizza chain. Here's a report from Fox News:

Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John's amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea.

Wetter is part of an upstart group called Rebooting America that is proposing that Friday be a national day of appreciation for the pizza chain, whose chief executive officer is being attacked for saying employees' hours might be cut to cover the cost of implementing their health insurance under ObamaCare.

The conservative group has hatched a social media-based campaign that centers on encouraging people to buy a pizza pie at a Papa John's store, taking a photo of the outing and then posting it on a Facebook page or tweeting it.

Of course, the liberal talking points are that Schnatter and his corporation have enough money. They should pass it along. That's not the point. It is for no one to judge if a person has become "successful enough." The real point is that government is stepping in where it does not belong, and businesses will react accordingly.

Here is a law that the American people did not want. They had a chance to vote for change and didn't. And now, the effects will be driven home... into everyone's pocket book. Whether it's in the form of taxes or higher costs for goods and services, the lesson is the same: there is nothing that is free. Someone will always have to pay. Good for Papa John in speaking out!

VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
Rate this post:
Rating: 9.4/10 (592 votes cast)
Is Papa John's the Next Chick-fil-A?, 9.4 out of 10 based on 592 ratings





Don't leave yet! Add a comment below or check out these other great stories:

68 Comments

  1. mstrong1Comment by mstrong1
    November 13, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    Looks like we will have red pizza & blue pizza, red chicken and blue chicken, etc. Just the other day I dismissed a real estate appraiser and a broker because they voted for the socialist. I’m NOT spending my money with ANYONE that voted for a guy that’s anti small business (where my money comes from) next I’m getting the registration info for the county to make sure I do as little business as possible with the commies

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (178 votes cast)
    • dmttbt6Comment by dmttbt6
      November 13, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

      I know someone who works for SEARS. They work part time because they avoid the burden of paying benefits such as health insurance etc. i think they work them 37 hours a week. When obama care goes in to effect they will drop them to below 30 hours a week.
      That short hour work week looks a lot the one they have in europe.
      As far as Papa John’s I am behind him all the way but will not buy his pizza because I find it to be some of the worst I have ever tried and I have tried theirs on 3 separate occassions over a long period of time. It just ain’t good. That is my opinion and everybody has one.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.6/5 (59 votes cast)
    • goodjujuComment by goodjuju
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

      Peyton Manning owns a bunch of Papa Johns Franchises. Is the left gonna stop watching Denver play as well as give Papa John’s owner heat? Move on.org and the people who believe everything they say are morons. Go ahead. Boycott Papas that makes a ton of sense. Then there will be employees that will not only have no benefits they will have no job. The 2 million dollar free pizza deal is a loyalty program just like frequent flyer miles. It is incentive advertising. They are not free the cost comes from another area in the business. These businesses are owned by franchisees. They have the prerogative in this fragile business clients to make decision with respect to their business and the bottom line. Government mandates affect these bottom lines period. Applebees is doing the same as well as even some big time companies who donate and to Obama like Stryker Corporation. Give them some heat as well! You are penalizing people like Peyton Manning and others who own these restaurants. Maybe to make it fair Peyton should give some of the passing yards he accrues each week and his records he has achieved in his career in the NFL to QB’s like Christian Ponder who could use a few more. Lets make it fair like the liberal socialists want…He has so much he should give to those who don’t have the same level of successs. What? Don’t wanna do that? Does it mess up your fantasy league? It is the same principle.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (77 votes cast)
    • recce1Comment by recce1
      November 13, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

      In addition, it seemed that many of the Leftists didn’t have a clue when Schnatter said that many franchises were planning to cut hours as if the main corporation was demanding it. The Left seems to have absolutely no concept about how businesses such as Papa Johns, McDonalds, Burger King, or Kentucky Fried Chicken work.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.5/5 (35 votes cast)
    • ptbaaComment by ptbaa
      November 13, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

      In the immortal words of Barack Hussein Obama, “Elections have consequences” and “I won”.

      Looks like the left is about to find out that those are probably the only two things President Obama has said that are true!

      Better get prepared, Amerika!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (45 votes cast)
    • yoldsComment by yolds
      November 14, 2012 @ 7:28 am

      The left just plum outright do not care. They want their free stuff, not taking into account that NOTHING is free! I tried to explain to a liberal how “franchises” work and he thought I was nuts! Really? People really ARE that stupid when it comes to business, I “Offended” a liberal when I told them the only reason they had a job was because someone made a decision that they could actually make money off of their work? This is only made possible through the dumbing down of our children to create a voting base for the liberal agenda. I say this, We ARE going to go bancrupt now that ObamaCare is law of the land. So Boehner and the Repub’s should demand the FULL repeal of ObamaCare or let the US go off the Fiscal Cliff. Better to rebuild sooner than later. If we let it get entrenched the consequences will be much more severe further down the road…

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (25 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      November 14, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

      Any business is in business to make a profit, and this Pizza chain is no different. Any business owner who is about to face thousands of dollars in additional costs of doing business will pass those costs on to their customers.

      It is no different in this case. Either Papa Johns continues to show a profit, so that they can keep their employees working, or they will shut down or as the article says, they will have to reduce work hours or lay people off.

      Employment in business is about the only really flexible thing there is. Other costs are fixed, so the only thing left is to reduce your employee costs. I know…it seems cruel, but that is the way business works, and unfortunately, it’s always the employee that seems to get the axe.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (13 votes cast)
  2. jb80538Comment by jb80538
    November 13, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    Awe gee, the left doesn’t like the truth. Stop crying and get your boy to agree to drop obamacare.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (100 votes cast)
    • csbridgComment by csbridg
      November 13, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

      jb my thoughts exactly while reading this article. All it takes is a little truth and here comes the whining and dart throwing. I say grow up and just let people live. We don’t all have to be idiots.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (54 votes cast)
    • gsreaganComment by gsreagan
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

      The demowitts, leftist, commies have their heads so far up their a** due to lib brain washing they are choking themselves. I don’t like pizza pie, but I will feed it to my kids and grand kids to support their cause.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (52 votes cast)
    • MorganComment by Morgan
      November 14, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

      jb80538… This Obama care fiasco is really not about seeing that people have health care. It is all about Obama being able to brag that he has accomplished something that no one else could do. Remember when Clinton was elected, Hillary tried to get socialized medicine through and it was a total failure. So now Obama can crow about how he did it, when everyone else failed

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (6 votes cast)
  3. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    November 13, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    Not only has Pres. 0 blocked the minds of millions about jobs he doesn’t know what is wrong himself. Insane or what ? He is certain that Obamacare will bring in new jobs.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (47 votes cast)
    • mstrong1Comment by mstrong1
      November 13, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

      Yeah, they are going to print 80 B more a month forever, until morale improves

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (39 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

      Watch as he tries to spin the higher unemployment numbers as being a temporary “bump in the road” to recovery.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (51 votes cast)
    • gsreaganComment by gsreagan
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

      The problem I have with BHO and his “job creation” is that all of the jobs are government jobs that TAX PAYERS HAVE TO SUPPORT. Then there is this: THEY SENT MY TAX RETURN BACK AGAIN! Hey, THEY ASKED THE QUESTION ??? List all dependents?? – answer: 12 million illegals, 3 million crack heads, 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons, 535 fools in the US House and Senate, and thousands of unelected idiot bureaucrats. Apparently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (84 votes cast)
  4. RobertRComment by RobertR
    November 13, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Count me in on the Papa Johns promo. Can’t eat much pizza but I’ll be sure to buy one or two on the Papa John pizza day! Besides they really do have good pizza.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (53 votes cast)
    • makesenseComment by makesense
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

      Here is a scenario that could very well be the norm for young people who are working for small franchise stores like many fast food outlets.

      Worker hours will be cut to 30 so the store does not have to provide them health care. 30 hours a week is not enough income so they find another job. Other store owners will allow them to work 10 to 20 hours and they wind up working 40-50 hours a week. These folks will not mind not getting Obamacare, they are young and healthy. The franchise owners save on healthcare costs and the workers pay the relatively low fine. The number of uninsured workers rise…. what else did we expect?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (47 votes cast)
  5. rick_kalifornicationComment by rick_kalifornication
    November 13, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    Time to teach liberals how their worldview really works. Maybe a college professor of the conservative mind can implement this in his class.

    From now on, nobody deserves an A. That’s too much success. You didn’t (build) earn that. In fact, the slackers who are getting C’s and D’s should be getting B’s, but the grades have to come from somewhere, so anyone earning enough credit for an A will have some of that credit taken away from them to give to the lower performing students so that everyone gets a B!

    Wonder how many skulls full of mush that will get through to?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (67 votes cast)
    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

      Only one problem with your scenario, rick. You referred to a college professor with a conservative mind. I’m not sure such a thing exists.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (51 votes cast)
    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

      reminds me of this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXQhs6kwYc&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

      priceless!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (8 votes cast)
  6. RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
    November 13, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I supported Chick-fil-A and I will support Papa John’s, as well as all and any of the Darden brand of restaurant chains. However, JCP, Home Depot, Starbucks, Target, Sesame Street and others which support gay marriage are on my no shopping/no watching/no anything list.

    Liberals are so fond of saying “elections have consequences,” especially when they win, but they seem to think running a business is some ideologically driven venture, instead of trying to make a profit and employ and take care of your employees.

    Yes, “elections have consequences” and so does trying to run a business and make a living and, with Obama’s reelection, the two have come together in policies which cause not only Papa John’s and the Darden restaurants to have to cut back, but there will be others as well — and it couldn’t happen soon enough to some of those I listed at the beginning, so they can see the real, practical, business outcome of their ideological support.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (66 votes cast)
    • powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

      Right on brother! The lefties like to hit people in the wallet to get their way so turn about is indeed fair play!

      I made a stand several years ago not support businesses that support progressive causes such as Home Depot, GE and Starbucks. This is a good way to get back at the lefty nut cases and needs to be a rally call to conservatives of all political stripes. Pass it on!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (48 votes cast)
  7. poppoComment by poppo
    November 13, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Notice:

    The floggings will continue until morale improves!

    (signed)The Obama Administration

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.2/5 (32 votes cast)
  8. pmacComment by pmac
    November 13, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    Oh please, please, please go into Papa John’s and tell the guy making your pizza how you are supporting his boss’s attitude towards his very own low-wage, no-health-care employees! Please tell them how you support Papa’s right to cut his worker’s hours!

    Oh please, please, please! (I think the pizza you want is called the Loogie Special)

    The difference, it seems, is that you see it from the “corporation’s” point of view, while the Liberals see it from the worker’s point of view. You know, the least of the employees…the people That One Guy was always talking about…that guy the Christian GOP always mentions. Anyway, turns out there were many more workers in this country who voted than there were CEOs.

    Also, I am a bit confused by this “Here is a law that the American people did not want. They had a chance to vote for change and didn’t.” So….Americans didn’t want ObamaCare…so…they voted to support ObamaCare?? Huh?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 1.6/5 (69 votes cast)
    • powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

      So pmac….how will all the business owners pay for adding somewhere around 30 million people to a health care system that can barely deal with the current demands?

      Business is created to earn a profit. If there is no profit, then there will be no business and thus no jobs! Not only has Obozocare been added to the already over burdensome regs on small business, but Obozo and his loons have added 899 other regs in his first term.

      Have you ever ran or better yet owned a small business or any business? I for one have and fully understand how hard it is to make payroll and pay benefits while squeezing out some profit to compensate me for the 80+ hours I worked each week. Oh, I know, I am not supposed to make a profit or a living….I am supposed to see to it that the Obozocare lovers make a living.

      Dude, I hope you are one of the takers that get the full benefit of Obozocare when your company gives you the boot….have a nice day!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (62 votes cast)
    • RME KRNLComment by RME KRNL
      November 13, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

      “So….Americans didn’t want ObamaCare…so…they voted to support ObamaCare?? Huh?”

      Gee, we really have to keep things simplistic for you liberals, don’t we? Too many facts and you get all confused. I can understand, though — you’re more used to being distracted and entertained by this or that shiny object rather than the real substance of an issue.

      But, here’s a simple explanation to your quote above: when ObamaCare was passed poll after poll showed that anywhere from 60 to 70 percent of the American people did not want it, and subsequent polls over the intervening years continue to show its overwhelming unpopularity.

      Yet, in spite of what ObamaCare will do to small businesses AND the middle class when all of its 20-something taxes, yes, taxes, start hitting everybody, Obama was still able to run a campaign of distraction from his own abysmal record that fooled enough of his highly targeted special interest groups, as well as others with the attention span of a cocker spaniel puppy, into reelecting him. Therefore, although ObamaCare was and continues to be unpopular with a majority of Americans, enough of you sheeple reelected him so that we ALL are probably stuck with it now.

      And, now and in the next couple of years, you will begin to see what you really voted for — not the man, but his ideologically driven and destructive liberal agenda and policies. Yes, elections DO have consequences and as more and more small businesses are driven out of business, or forced to make cut-backs just to stay in business, ask your hypothetical pizza store worker then if he would rather work LESS hours and still be employed or work NO hours because his employer could no longer afford to keep him on and still say in business.

      Welcome to the REAL consequences of reelecting Obama.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (58 votes cast)
    • librabobComment by librabob
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

      Ah, I see you bought into the class warfare hype put out by the Obama political machine. Don’t feel bad, half the country fell for it too, hook, line and sinker. The other half (50 million people) knew better. However, now we will all feel the economic squeeze as the cost of pizza and everything else consumers purchase skyrocket in the coming months as Obamacare, future regulations and more taxes continue putting a stranglehold on our economy.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (34 votes cast)
    • gsreaganComment by gsreagan
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

      At least they HAVE A JOB OF SOME SORT. In the mid 90′s (thanks slick willie) as an unemployed engineer with 20 + years experience, I worked at three part time jobs and managed to survive just above poverty level for several years. Lost a home and wife but not my kids. I only used unemployment benefits partially funded by business until that ran out then used the VA for medical. I Used local charity for the kids when they were sick.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (19 votes cast)
    • CharlieComment by vietnamvet
      November 13, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

      pmac: “Anyway, turns out there were many more workers in this country who voted than there were CEOs.”

      Right, Bub. And there were many more voting for Obama than there were registered voters.

      Obama is an inelidible fraud, Obamacare is a fraudulent piece of legislation, and the majority of the American know full well that both are true.

      Trouble is … the part of that population who have been trained to do nothing but envy the working folks is getting too big for the working folks to continue supporting.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.9/5 (38 votes cast)
    • katatkmsComment by katatkms
      November 13, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

      your comment pmac”Also, I am a bit confused by this “Here is a law that the American people did not want. They had a chance to vote for change and didn’t.” So….Americans didn’t want ObamaCare…so…they voted to support ObamaCare?? Huh?

      First off, reason Obama was re-elected is he said the word “FREE” in the description of what he would do/give if they voted for him. 1. There were numerous reports of bus loads of illegals who could not speak english brought in and being told who to vote for, Voters being intimidated by NACCP in Houston, Texas and in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Counties that had more people voting then those registered or voters being turned away because they were told they all ready voted, or people voting numerous times, ballots being boxed up and driven away, photo copies of ballots, our Military ballots delivered after the election day and not counted, etc, etc. Obama also campaigned that Romney would raise taxes, send jobs over to China, didn’t know anything about foreign policies (which it looks like the Bengazi incident is turning into a WHOPPER of bigger Security issues) and Obama made promises of lower the US Debt, will he do it in our Life time? No, because he thinks printing money will solve the problems. So for you and anyone else out there that thinks that you will be getting a better life by sitting on your duff and doing nothing while us working and business owners pay for your laziness is gonna find out that Yes, “elections have consequences”.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (24 votes cast)
    • mredComment by mred
      November 13, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

      “The difference, it seems, is that you see it from the “corporation’s” point of view, while the Liberals see it from the worker’s point of view. You know, the least of the employees…the people That One Guy was always talking about…that guy the Christian GOP always mentions. Anyway, turns out there were many more workers in this country who voted than there were CEOs.”

      Yep, there sure were more workers voting this time around. In some cases 108% and in quite a few places Romney didn’t get one vote, Obama get every one of them. In some areas they had 99% of the vote for Obama. Can you say fraud?? Yea, Obama won the election all right. He simply stole it. He won every state that didn’t have voter ID’s in and lost in every state that did. Can yo see a trend here yet? I could go on, but you get the picture.

      Now as for any man wanting to keep his business alive, they have to make decisions and some times these are not the best decisions for the people working for him, but they need to be made anyway. It would seem that you do not have any understanding on how a business is run, but it is VERY simple. A man starts a business to make money. He doesn’t start a business to pay more taxes and health care and retirement and a 101 other things you liberals seem to like. Some people don’t see a real profit for quite awhile after they start and just get by hanging on by their finger nails. When they finally do start making a profit, you want them to give it back to the people that are working for him.

      Now people start businesses for several reasons, but I have never talked to someone that started a business so that they could give everything to their employees and not keep anything for themselves. Now most of these business owners are very willing to pay a decent wadge, but in a union shop, they get what the union people feel like doing and that my be very little, but he still has to pay that person because the union will not let him fire that person, even though he is a drain on his business. If he is non union, then he fires someone because they won’t work and gets sued by them. Aren’t discrimination laws great?

      You liberals want everything and never want to work for it. You want us to pay for people to sit at home on the butts doing nothing productive and pay for abortions and pay for everything else you dream up and then you have to nerve to say this man should take his own money and pay the health care cost for everyone working for him because he has all this money sitting around doing nothing. How do you know he has all that money just sitting around? How long do you think he will stay in business after he goes broke paying all the healthcare you want them to pay. How about you pay for your own healthcare and give an honest days work instead????

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (21 votes cast)
    • recce1Comment by recce1
      November 13, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

      mred, voter fraud? Heaven forbid. The Democrats, especially Axelrod and Obama, would never resort to anything underhanded. They’re just your neighborhood friendly Mayor Daley Chicago Mob Democrat Party Political machine out to give us poor folks voting advice.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.5/5 (8 votes cast)
    • pmacComment by pmac
      November 15, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

      @powertothepeople,
      It just so happens that I actually do own and run a very successful small business – in America – one that will continue to keep doing great under four more years of President Barack Obama. How ’bout that!

      So, I assume all you “non-takers” won’t be taking any of the tax deductions you are eligible for? And that all you “builders” will now build your own transportation, communication, water, education, and public safety infrastructures and stop using those public, “socialist” ones that you’ve been using? That you will insist on paying full price for your oil and energy products and refuse to let them be subsidized for you?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes cast)
    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      November 15, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

      Pmac said:
      o It just so happens that I actually do own and run a very successful small business – in America – one that will continue to keep doing great under four more years of President Barack Obama. How ’bout that!

      Well …..

      If you do indeed ‘… run a very successful small business …’

      If it’s true, then it has to be really small, less than 20 people.

      See, I’m a business consultant and have been for 30+ years. From Small Business, Large, Government Agencies and Lawyers and Doctors, so I have a pretty good concept of REALITY.

      So your statement is pretty much bogus, sorry – but it is. Oh, you may be successful, again if. But if you are only working for yourself, (as I do) – ya, then you are correct.

      But we are not talking about this ‘size’ of businesses and thus your statement is not even remotely comparing “apples with apples”.

      We are talking about business that will be and are affected by Obamacare. So your snide remarks are just a sad .. well sad post.

      Now if you were actually of the size that Obamacare would and does affect, your post would be totally different and your accountant would be the first to tell you this! Sorry but they would, I’ve worked with way too many business accounts in recent (4 past years) to confirm this!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
    • pmacComment by pmac
      November 16, 2012 @ 11:59 am

      I’ll be sure to let my employees know that their paychecks and health insurance are bogus.

      BTW, I still stand by my original plea – PLEASE make a point of telling the Papa John’s pizza maker why you are there and what you are supporting. If you are convinced that the employees agree with you, that this is all in their best interests, and that your support of Papa John won’t lead to a Loogie Special, then please stand by your convictions.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      November 16, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

      Comment by pmac
      November 16, 2012 @ 11:59 am

      I’ll be sure to let my employees know that their paychecks and health insurance are bogus.

      BTW, I still stand by my original plea – PLEASE make a point of telling the Papa John’s pizza maker why you are there and what you are supporting. If you are convinced that the employees agree with you, that this is all in their best interests, and that your support of Papa John won’t lead to a Loogie Special, then please stand by your convictions.
      ——————————–

      Yes, “let your employees know”.

      The more you post, posts like this, the more you are telling me, sir – You are “bogus”.

      So yes, you have LESS than 20 employees, so Obamacare does not affect you. So again, you are not comparing “Apples with Apples”. Which means, your whole “Holier then Thou” is Bogus.

      I mean if I had 20-, Obamacare would not affect me as well.

      Thus gain, your post is BOGUS. Now if you had 30+ employees, you WOULD BE POSTING a different story. Sorry, it would be.

      Plus I have to wonder what kind of “Health Insurance” you provide them and how much they pay –vs- what you pay for them?

      Because I know across the board – 2013, EVERYONE and I do mean EVERYONE .. Companies and private Health Insurance is going up BIG TIME! Some already have gone up as much as 20 – 25%, in 2012 in prep of Obamacare.

      So again, I would be very curious just:

      1st – How many “employees” you have? (Less than 20, I am sure.)
      … Thus your post is bogus, because you are not in the same class/league as those who will be affected.

      2nd – Just exactly what kind of “Health Insurance” do you provide them.

      … Likely cheap very basic insurance, which even that will go up.

      Are you going to pay the extra out of your own company profit? (NO.)

      You will pass it on to either:

      A.) Your “employees”.
      B.) Raise your prices.

      But will YOU PAY THE RISE out of your own pocket without doing A.) or B.) ? ..> NO!

      So, please, stop insulting those of us that actually do understand how to run a business and actually understand what is going on.

      You only show yourself to be what you are – BOGUS! And a tad bit deceptive.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
    • BadgerComment by Badger
      November 16, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

      jjb54 … your arguing a lost cause trying to convince a successful businessman who would have his employee’s spit in your food if they didn’t agree with your political views … wow, think about that, these liberals really are the crass, vindictive, envious, spiteful people they portray everyone else to be ….

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)
    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      November 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

      Badger -

      For the most part I agree with you. In the Pmac, he is being less the honest in his posts.

      The problem is, there are people, like you and I that understand Business Economics, and this .. well … clown … is trying and failing to pretend he knows what he is talking about.

      Anyone that understands basic Econ 101, can see this guy is talking a talk that is, well, less then honest. (No surprise for an Obama Supporter. They are very keen on ‘rationalization’ and ‘excuses’ and ‘side steps’.

      So basically now he has been totally discredited and is seen for what he is … like Obama, a liar and fraud. Kind of sad.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  9. judyg46Comment by judyg46
    November 13, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    This is just ludicrous! There at least a dozen other corporations that have made the same comments within days after Obama was re-elected! Let’s see, there’s Abbott Labs, Covidien, St. Jude Medical, Smith & Nephew, and on and on!

    These flaming liberals are truly delusional. We all need to support any companies that are being threatened by the left. The left/Obama administration has no idea how business or the economy work. We’re really in for it for the next 4 years, if we make it that long.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (59 votes cast)
    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

      never heard of these companies, but I will support the Papa John’s in my town

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (17 votes cast)
    • pudgyComment by pudgy
      November 14, 2012 @ 10:16 am

      Judyg46,
      You can add DuPont to the list effective January 1, 2013. I think there are some people who have heard of them, crunchem. Unfortunately, there are going to be a lot more, big and small, before the whole system comes crashing down

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (6 votes cast)
  10. powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
    November 13, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    So true…if we last that long! This clown has one goal and it is the destruction of the US from within.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (41 votes cast)
  11. MutantoneComment by Mutantone
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    “Many leftists have demanded that he(John Schnatter) pick up the costs of ObamaCare with his own hefty fortune,rather than building it into the cost of the pizza or cutting employees’ hours.”
    that is their ideal goal,take the money from the rich and spread it around to others just like Obama is calling for. There is no concern that it will ruin industry and cut the numbers of those employed

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (33 votes cast)
    • freelynComment by freelyn
      November 13, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

      I know @Mustantone, it’s so sad that simple minded people can be so ill informed. Simply because someone has worked and earned money they must have gotten by exploiting others. I mean it’s the only answer to these simple minded bigots. Yes, I said bigots – Merriam-Webster “: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance ”

      They are bigots towards anyone who succeeds in life. The idea is that Mr. Schnatter is only rich because he’s refused to pay for full medical insurance for all of his minimum wage employees. You see he exploits all of his employees to make a profit. It’s not that he hires people with a skill set qualified to make pizza and pays them accordingly. It’s that he exploits them. See we should take any money he’s earned and give it back to these poor exploited employees. I mean everyone should earn the same, no matter the effort that they apply to life, that’s only fair – so the high school drop out should make the same as the Engineering Graduate with a doctorate and 20 years experience in the field. Well of course unless they are elected to office, then they should make tons of money because they are special.

      Of course, after these BIGOTS get done EATING THE RICH, and find out there is nothing left to eat. Then it gets really, really fun because the ignorant fools revolt, demanding that the Government take care of them. You know what comes next? Well Carl Marx and Obama sure do – it’s called Communism.

      Socialism is the road to communism and you just move the country slow or fast down this road based on what the electorate will tolerate. If we do not return to the U.S. Constitution and get new voting requirements into place that require more to vote that just citizenship, that is where we are headed.

      My idea, since they got rid of the land ownership requirement is the following -
      1.) Require proof of citizenship to register, ID at voting time to prove identity(give free voter IDs if you don’t have another accepted photo ID), and finally require proof of part or full time employment in order to vote. (Those who retire and show at least 25 years of employment on their Social Security** and those who are permanently disabled and unable to work, are exempt from the proof of employment requirement.)

      That eliminates anyone voting, who’s vote is bought and paid for on the backs of the tax payers. It shouldn’t discriminate against anyone who is legitimately done with their working career. It keeps non-citizens from voting while not requiring anyone who can’t afford a photo ID(Who really?) to buy one as it provides for a free voter ID for those who don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID. It must be carefully policed as to who qualifies to be classified as permanently disabled so that this cannot be exploited.

      ** We may need to find another way to track years of employment for the exemption for the few areas of the Country smart enough to opt-out of Social Security. However, the general idea is sound, even if it needs some flushing out.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (21 votes cast)
  12. jc63Comment by jc63
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    They got there way but still just cant let it go. It would appear they are attempting to identify Conservatives and GOP supportors by demographics like where we live, eat, shop, work, ect .. This will not turn out well for anyone if they continue to escalate there attacks to such a personal level. And attacking our businesses is just about as personal as you can get as far as I’m concerned.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (21 votes cast)
  13. Pingback: Is Papa John’s the Next Chick-fil-A? | Delaware Reason

  14. verydisappointedComment by verydisappointed
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    And they said no tax increases for the middle class. Just wait. Owning a small business and succeeding is a difficult chore to accomplish. I know many that have let their help go and are now one man operations, earning what they can. Many large companies are reducing hours to part time status just to survive. I guess round 2 is just around the corner.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (19 votes cast)
  15. justperhaps45Comment by justperhaps45
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Consumers pay for everything. Even the taxes of the business. It is basic. There is no other choice, no one else brings money to the deal.

    When the government prints money it doesn’t add value to the economy it merely divides the real value into less valuable dollars. Only productive effort adds value.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (19 votes cast)
    • kdm11Comment by kdm11
      November 13, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

      The outcome of the election indicates that they don’t want to support small businesses. I thought afterwards that like minded people should support small business and do our Christmas shopping from companies to support them. Unlike liberals we are doing it for a positive to help someone instead of what they are doing, which is trying to suppress someones freedom of speech. Remember liberals, some of us work and have WAY more money than you do. I will not spend another cent at a liberal business. I hope everyone else looks at who they are buying from this holiday season.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (20 votes cast)
  16. freedomforallComment by freedomforall
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    This just not make any sense at all, Let me blame the man that is putting thousands of people to work and support their families. These small businesses are the backbone of this country. It is not “Chick-fil-a or Papa Johns alone. This Obama care will effect all small business alike. The cost to the consumer will escalate to offset the the added costs of this atrocious new law. The poor will have to pay more for the things that they want and will continue to blame the companies. Added government regulations have been doing this for years. The left blames the right for jobs lt to overseas countries, when it was mostly the left that created these regulations that forced companies moving out of America.

    The next reduction in employement will be hotel, motel workers. They will employe more with reduced hours. More workers making less money.

    Wake up America, the only way to create jobs here is to reduce government nd let the American people build American jobs.

    Stand up with Papa Johns against higher costs for everyone.

    But the unions are getting waivers so they do not have to honor O’care.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (18 votes cast)
  17. justperhaps45Comment by justperhaps45
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Bye the way. The Chick-fil-A that operates near my business has had customers lined up around their store since the libs started the protest. I suggested to their management that they send the protesters a thank you for all the free publicity. They laughed until tears came.

    I love their fresh made lemonade.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (16 votes cast)
  18. jjb54Comment by jjb54
    November 13, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    Here is what amazes me:

    - and I think the “Liberals” would be well-to-do to pay attention to this:

    It should be MANDIDITORY that ALL and I mean President – Vis-President – ALL of Congress & Senate, including Harry R. and Nancy P. and ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES — > should have to be UNDER Obamacare. BY ALL I MEAN EVERY SENTATOR and EVERY CONGRESPERSON and every UNION MEMBER OF THE SEIU.

    NO EXCEPTIONS, PERIOD!

    Then watch them SCREAM BLOODY HELL over this, and they will!

    Then ask, “WHY?”, loud and strong and long till they answer it. Do not let them, side step it. DEMAND AN ANSWER!

    If this is so “wonderful” – why on earth do you not want to be under it?

    Trust me, 100% on this one, they DO NOT WANT TO BE UNDER IT! Then, again, ask them, “WHY????”

    Plus, I’m in full support of what Papa John has said. This is NOT new … go do a history refresher course and see how many “EXEMPTIONS” were applied for by Obama Supporters, back when it passed.

    Then again, ask, “Why? Why do you need/want exemption from Obamacare? I mean, it’s so ‘wonderful’, why would you want to be exempt from it????”

    I REST MY CASE.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (16 votes cast)
    • Allen SComment by Allen S
      November 13, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

      jj54, are you kidding? They are the elite and THEY are not the general puplic, they just rule over us peons who need their help. We are all sitting ducks and just wait until those who voted for him can’t get medical help for months or can’t find a doctor willing to take them as a patient. I wonder if they will even realize it is -0 who caused this whole tragedy for America. People are hurting because they have no jobs and now they are going to cut back on hours? There is nothing anyone is going to do about it. Only God can save this country if we are willing to put Him first in our lives,learn His ways from His Word and apply them to our lives. Nothing else will work.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (9 votes cast)
    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      November 13, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

      Allan – if enough of us peons start to ask and demand, these ‘elite’ to answer why they are not on OBAMACARE, and if we start seeing 2+2 as history unfolds …

      Apparently some people do not understand, there is NO SUCH THING AS A FREE RIDE?
      Apparently some people have not had to BALANCE THEIR CHECKBOOKS and have had OBAMA wipe their Credit Debt away, this time. But eventually, their “spending” will catch up to them.

      This country is already in the RED – which means, IT IS OUT OF MONEY!

      PS – The original post should be “VICE-PRESIDENT” instead of Vis-President. Fingers did not keep up with my thoughts.

      Raising Taxes is, yes part of the answer.

      But in order to move forward, it’s going to take more than just taxing the Rich & Famous and Businesses.

      It is going to take every one of us being taxed IF Obama keeps going.

      I laughed when he said, “We are going to use the money we save from the wars and use it to build our nation.” (*BLINKS*) Those wars were , even his, on CREDIT! There is going to be NO MONEY TO USE .. -> THERE IS NO BLOODY MONEY <- .. What is he going to do, print more?? Reminds me of the old, “joke” – “What do you mean, I’m out of money, I still have more checks in my checkbook!”

      Maybe in FOUR (4) more years … we might still have hope for change.

      By then this country will NEED a “Savior” – and Hilary will NOT be the answer, because she will be asked this one question:

      You said, “Obama was not, is not ready to be President. Madam, you were obviously correct! So why did you agree to work for this idiot?” She is going to squirm and avoid that question. DO NOT LET HER AVOID THE ANSWER!

      It might take 8+ more years to bail us out of OBAMA … but at this point, we have to plan for the worse, because IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE.

      Because, like Greece, when the US Government runs out of money, those addicted to the FREE ENTITLEMENTS are going to go through withdrawal and it will not be pretty. It will be pretty ugly.

      The sad reality will be this, I will have this TIME/DATE stamped post to point to and say, "See, we warned you, we warned you. You have no one to blame but yourselves for not listening to common sense and logic and reasoning."

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (8 votes cast)
  19. Grouchy OneComment by Grouchy One
    November 13, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    If you talk to people out on the street who insisted that they did the right thing by voting for obama, they swear that there would be no reason for retailers, restaurants or manufacturing businesses to close down due to higher prices, higher wages, or higher taxes that drive their cost of business up. I guess if you are a college student or someone else who never had a job or paid any attention to what comes out of their paycheck each week/month, you don’t realize what all this costs.
    Do you realize how many voting 18 year olds could potentially still be in high school?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (7 votes cast)
    • jjb54Comment by jjb54
      November 13, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

      These business, no matter how big or small have to stay competitive, to stay in business.

      You can only raise your prices so much, then you stop being competitive and you have only one option: CLOSE DOWN.

      They are in business to make money – you only make money by staying competitive.

      (Let me put it this way: You get an allowance, 18 year olds and college students. If the cost of your living goes up but your allowance does not, you have to cut something out! If daddy/mommy have any common sense, they will not raise your allowance. Why? Because they too have expenses, you being one. Maybe since you are 18, you might “have to go” earn your OWN GOLD!

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (7 votes cast)
  20. Frankly FrankComment by Frankly Frank
    November 13, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I stand in agreement with Papa Johns like I did with Chik-Fil-A. Let the left leaning liberals scream and shout all they like. When the jobs they hold and the businesses they work for cut back or fold, they may have good reason to scream and shout. Remember folks, layoffs are coming and they are coming soon.

    Obama has used these people to get his reward now he will throw them under the bus. I guess that would be their just reward for supporting and voting for a person who doesn’t like this country and is planning to turn it into an outhouse like most of the world.

    The cost of doing business is always dictated by the bottom line. If goods and labor go up, so does the cost to the consumer. Obamcare kicks in and what can businesses do to survive? Cut positions or cut back hours just to stay afloat. The last resort is close the doors. I’m sure any business owner has contemplated the latter. It is small business that drive this country not our government. All they do is add more asinine regulations to stifle the growth of business. Obama has no clue other than squash those who oppose him. His revenge will not be sweet.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (13 votes cast)
  21. rllarsonComment by rllarson
    November 13, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    looks like there are idiots on both the Democrats and Republicans by reading these posts. some are just Jerks.

    first off Papa Johns was just telling the truth on Obama care. no need to quit eating there, no need to fire someone for their political beliefs either. it is a free country plenty men\women have fought for our rights to be free and vote for who we want, no business owner should have the right to coerce their employees to vote one way or another.

    the Election is over done with now we have to make due with the cards we are dealt.

    Not a fan of O care but when you have all the greed in Washington, congress, every insurance companies, AMA, you are going to get a lot of hands in the pot messing up the recipe.
    healthcare is still broken, just now in a different spot.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  22. iklwaComment by iklwa
    November 13, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Aaah the Evil Rich… and shame on him for speaking the truth.
    Where, pray tell, does he think he’s living?
    Perhaps he thinks he lives in a place that condones “free speech”.

    I am sure there is room on the train going to the re-education camp for the Papa.

    I know there is a shovel just the right size waiting for him there.

    He won’t be spreading tomato sauce either.

    PS And by the way, he didn’t build that.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)
  23. Ben_ColderComment by Ben_Colder
    November 13, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    Papa John and his customers are the victims of Obama Care. These freaks have misdirected their protest. Shallow minds.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
  24. vevaComment by veva
    November 13, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    So….Americans didn’t want ObamaCare…so…they voted to support ObamaCare?? Huh?
    No they actually voted for Romney/Ryan but Obama’s gang rigged the election/machines so he would win. Notice the states he won, by a smaller number, so there wouldn’t be suspicion? He won by a much smaller total than in 2008. He prevented military from voting. There were many vote irregularities and machine vote “mistakes”. Votes for Romney kept showing a vote for Obama. If you understood Chicago politics, you would understand what Ob learned under their tuteledge.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (6 votes cast)
  25. guidoComment by guido
    November 13, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    For all you job seekers realize that the 30 hour work week is the new 40 hour work week so employers will be exempt from offering medical benefits. Most employees will be part time workers. Enjoy the government exchanges. It’s not going to be pretty. However, Congress, who voted for the law, exempted themselves from the law. I don’t think the Founding Fathers had this in mind that the representatives exclude themselves from the very same law they voted on.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (6 votes cast)
  26. wiseoledudeComment by wiseoledude
    November 14, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    Unfortunately,we’re about to get what we asked for.The idiots who voted for another four years of the same lame and far left policies will be hit as well as most of us will be with higher taxes and more socialist laws and regulations.As for Papa John’s—-the CEO is doing what any good CEO will have to do.He’s protecting his business and his franchise owners.Obamacare will prove to be a total diaster,etc. I always say–be careful what you ask for because you just might it!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
  27. kregger2Comment by kregger2
    November 14, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    A family member has been in the construction business for over 35 years. He just had an auction and sold all of his equipment, buildings, and land. He had over 50 employees. They are now out of work and looking for new jobs. The costs that he would have had to pay due to obamacare forced him out of business. He would not have made a dime after paying what his union workers would require. He did not have the option to cut hours, so he had to close his business. His competitors are the only winners in this scenario…..and are they winning? They too will be faced with this issue. What the heck happened? I can not believe the idiots voted for someone who has completely failed at his job. But the ones that voted for Obama will find out what they did, and they won’t be happy when the you know what hits the fan.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)
  28. onnasinkinshipComment by onnasinkinship
    November 14, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Unemployment will go down! More people will take part time jobs because others will be down-sized from full employment to part time. Papa John’s etc. will have to hire more part time workers.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
    • mstrong1Comment by mstrong1
      November 14, 2012 @ 10:05 am

      You may well be correct, watch the unemployment figure drop and Oba-Mao cheer lead over it, when in fact it’s due to many having to take 2 part time jobs.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
    • pudgyComment by pudgy
      November 14, 2012 @ 10:26 am

      You are spot on. There are more than one way to skin a cat. Unfortunately, the cats are us as Pogo would say. You all better give your soul to God, because your a** is Obama’s and not just for medical care.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  29. Libertarian trying to raise a familyComment by jeffreydurbin
    November 14, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I was in the Oakland airport last Thursday evening and in VERY small print on the bar menu it said they charge a 1% surcharge to cover employee benefits. That’s what businesses need to do in order to survive.

    I own a restaurant in St. Louis and we cannot expand because doing so will put us over the limit that causes Obamacare to kick in.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)
  30. uscitizenComment by uscitizen
    November 16, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    Now we know why obama targeted all those special interest groups ( blacks, gays, students, women, illegals,spanish,etc.), and, by promising them the world.It was only for their votes, he has no intention of following through with his promises. But, you do know, should he come through with them, there will be a cost. There is one promise he made that is true. And that is, “To fundamentally change the United States Of America”.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Leave a Comment





The Loft Archives

  • September 2014
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • Reference Pages

  • About
  • Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer