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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    What?

    Don't they accomplish the same goal?
    You're gonna be sorry you asked that.
    Remember where you heard it.

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    You're gonna be sorry you asked that.
    Remember where you heard it.
    I bet you're right.
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    That's my point about being sincere. Why not just raise the prices, rather than make an issue about charging more for ACA? It's a political statement, though the restaurant owner claims it's not.
    If they wouldn't have otherwise done it, why not say why they did it?

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Its a political statement.

    I'm surprised other businesses don't do that.

    Gas stations: Gas is $3.13 plus tax.

    Car dealers: Advertising prices "plus manufacturers, excise, employee related, transportation, and other taxes." for which the sticker says "$14,328" but the final actual cost is $23,718.

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Or they could hire 100 more people and bump them all to 29 hours. I'm supporting that instead.
    And causing more poverty and more on food stamps......the conservatives will be crying....and crying "repeal" every day in Con gress....

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    If they wouldn't have otherwise done it, why not say why they did it?
    I don't think they list on their bills, all the causes for price increases. I'd like to see one that says, "Owner wants a trip to Hawaii".
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I don't think they list on their bills, all the causes for price increases. I'd like to see one that says, "Owner wants a trip to Hawaii".
    Probably already there.

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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    There's a Florida based, restaurant chain that says 'they're only trying to get people to help foot the bill for full time employees, healthcare mandate'.




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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    There are fewer things in life more laughably absurd and tone-deaf than the super-rich being worried about taxes.
    It's the nature of the beast.
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    Re: Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    That's my point about being sincere. Why not just raise the prices, rather than make an issue about charging more for ACA? It's a political statement, though the restaurant owner claims it's not.
    A restaurant in CA did this, it was in the news a couple weeks ago. I'm guessing they were trying to get some folks' ire up about ACA, instead most everyone interviewed seemed just fine with it. They added a 3% ACA charge, very clear. I think you're right they can just raise their prices, but I think they are trying to cause people to be annoyed with ACA instead of the restaurant ownership/management. That might play in FL but it didn't turn out as expected in SoCal.

    Restaurant's healthcare surcharge draws strong responses - latimes.com
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