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Obamacare: Now Appearing On Your Restaurant Bill
Zero Hedge ^ | 02/27/2014 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 02/27/2014 10:43:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind

That the bulk of Americans (especially those 4+ million whose insurance policies have recently been cancelled as a result of the ACA) have to pay more for healthcare as a result of Obamacare, is now largely accepted and well-known. But did you know that the cost of Obamacare is slowly metastasizing to other places? Such as your restaurant bill.

Presenting Exhibit A.

From CNN:

Several restaurants in a Florida chain are asking customers to help foot the bill for Obamacare. Diners at eight Gator's Dockside casual eateries are finding a 1% Affordable Care Act surcharge on their tabs, which comes to 15 cents on a typical $15 lunch tab. Signs on the door and at tables alert diners to the fee, which is also listed separately on the bill.

 


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Government; Society
KEYWORDS: acasurcharge; democratcare; obamacare; obamacareeconomy; obamacareillegal; obamacaresurcharge; prices; restaurant

1 posted on 02/27/2014 10:43:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If this Obamacare cost is eating into a restaurant’s profits, I can’t see many options they have. Let’s see:

* Fire some workers

* Make full timers part time

* Pass through the costs to other consumers

Can anyone think of other options?


2 posted on 02/27/2014 10:45:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Can anyone think of other options?

Go out of business and blame it on the Koch Brothers.

3 posted on 02/27/2014 10:50:34 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at a march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And of course the comments from Dem voters:

“I just feel like shouldn’t the owner or the company pay for this? Why should I have to suffer?”


4 posted on 02/27/2014 10:51:54 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barack Obama: "I will NOT raise taxes. Period!"
5 posted on 02/27/2014 10:52:21 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind
Can anyone think of other options?

1. Ask server if he/she/it voted for Obama

2. If answer is yes, subtract ACA tax from tip

6 posted on 02/27/2014 10:52:54 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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7 posted on 02/27/2014 10:56:43 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

One percent seems low.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 10:56:59 AM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Good idea putting ACA surcharge on receipt.

Why don't the restaurants also put one or more of the following excerpts from Supreme Court opinions on receipts? Regardless what activist justices want everybody to think about the constitutionally of Obamacare Democratcare, these excerpts officially clarify that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes.

”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. (emphases added)” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

“Inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description (emphasis added), as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c., are component parts of this mass.” —Justice Barbour, New York v. Miln, 1837.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously (emphasis added) beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 10:57:20 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

BOYCOTT any crap server that collects this graft.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 10:57:34 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: meowmeow

...and off-topic, but the tip should be calculated on the ‘before tax’ figure.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 10:58:33 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: SeekAndFind

As soon as I find which ones they are, I will stay my ass out of them.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 10:59:38 AM PST by sport
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To: LibLieSlayer

Why would you be opposed to a business showing their customers the toxic effect of Obamacare?


13 posted on 02/27/2014 11:02:47 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just makes an easier decision for me to not eat out, or to to a restaurant that doesn’t have the stupid surcharge. Some people are just sheep.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 11:04:20 AM PST by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: ErnBatavia

correct - thanks for the clarification! After calculating tip from pre-tax charges, subtract ACA surcharge.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 11:04:29 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: SeekAndFind

That is almost an entire 1% addition tax simply to pay for an employee’s healthcare. Moreover, it illustrates how large of a portion of profits that an employer must pay for their employee’s healthcare.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 11:08:39 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind

The good thing about going Galt is that you will never see this since you don’t eat at restaurants. :-)


17 posted on 02/27/2014 11:10:26 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Defiant

RE: One percent seems low.

Don’t worry, it’ll be higher as the ACA kicks in at full swing.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 11:10:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: nascarnation

Because they are charging them for the education and passing the proceeds on to the communists that administrate the program that will kill America..


19 posted on 02/27/2014 11:17:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: SeekAndFind

But just recently, Odip$hit is now forcing companies, under penalty of fines, to not fire anyone due to Odumbocare. So feel free to surcharge away, I guess.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 11:18:55 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Any place that dose this will be one I don’t eat at.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 11:20:35 AM PST by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Like


22 posted on 02/27/2014 11:28:53 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Thanks! :-)


23 posted on 02/27/2014 11:31:09 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fold it into your overall costs?


24 posted on 02/27/2014 11:33:13 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this Obamacare cost is eating into a restaurant’s profits, I can’t see many options they have.

Aside from the owners, how many people on a restaurant payroll do you think actuall receive medical benefits?

[Now, I understand this was a chain restaurant, and therefore, the aggregate number of employees chain-wide may exceed 50 and the ACA will require all FT employees to be covered]

25 posted on 02/27/2014 11:34:57 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: lostboy61
Any place that dose this will be one I don’t eat at.

I looked at this a different way. The restaurant is letting you know why the plate you ordered is costing you more. It is letting you know that his employees insurance has gone up due to Obamacare.

26 posted on 02/27/2014 11:37:38 AM PST by Logical me
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To: lostboy61
Any place that dose this will be one I don’t eat at.

I looked at this a different way. The restaurant is letting you know why the plate you ordered is costing you more. It is letting you know that his employees insurance has gone up due to Obamacare.

27 posted on 02/27/2014 11:38:19 AM PST by Logical me
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