Im a lucky guy, Ive always had health insurance and ive always been able to buy a better plan if I wasnt happy with the one provided. Millions of people cant do that.
All my kids enjoyed cadillac health care all their lives, Daddy and mommy could afford it...theres millions of mommys and daddys that JUST CANT and they love their kids as much as we loved ours and as much as you love yours...
Im not a bleeding heart liberal...I dont act on emotion MOST of the time...but damn people, how can anyone say that 15cts on a pizza to cover 16,500 people is not a bargain...considering all the facts. Number 1 fact is these people are WORKING AMERICANS not bums...not sit on thier arse entitlement sucking skid row types...not criminals, x cons...junkies and scumbags...they are people that get up every day and go to work, productive people..>Successful ? no...Rich ? no...but regular americans...and to whine that 15 cts is going to put the 3rd biggest pizza chain out of business is ASSININE...because the other two that are bigger are going to have to do the same thing and so are all the ones under Papa Johns....ITS A BARGAIN for americans....all of us americans....one trip to the doctor with your kid...100.00 bucks or less....one trip to the ER a 1,000...get your heads out conservatives and be realistic please
When people get ill or injured, they call out suddenly, when they call out suddenly, they get fired, then they go get a bottle of liquor and some weed and celebrate being fired under the guise of being "stressed out" from being fired.
Once they sober up, they then go out and find another pizza joint to work for.
Interesting the focus out of the article is the next to un-noticable price increase.
This is what caught my eye.
With abysmal job growth right now, is that something you really want to hear a business owner saying?One Papa John's franchise owner in Texas, Judy Nichols, says the law could interfere with her ability to open more restaurants.
“I have two options, I can stop offering coverage and pay the $2,000 fine, or I could keep my number of staff under 50 so the mandate doesn't apply,” she told Legal Newsline. Nichols added that the law may cost her between $20,000 to $30,000 extra in taxes. “Obamacare is making me think about cutting jobs instead," she said
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; it's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill
The point isn't the pizza place employees plan on spending the rest of their working years making pizzas-
The point is while the employee is making pizzas they and their family are covered incase of illness/accidents. Not every employee is a single student working their way through school and are on the parent's plan. (another bennie of the Obamacare plan, extended coverage if your child attends school)
That the very well off CEO complains and waves a price increase around as a tool to prevent his employees from having healthcare insurance is rather disappointing.
Some people are out of touch. For pennies a pizza little Jane will have healthcare coverage, where is the evil in that?
CEO Schnatter comes off as a greedy, selfish 'I got mine, to hell with the workers!' kinda prick.
Maybe he and Mr. Daniels can start a club.