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More Media War On Food: Papa Johnís CEO Roasted for Obamacare Comments
NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Paul Wilson

Posted on 08/10/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT by DFG

The media doesn’t like food much these days. Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter is the latest individual in the food industry to draw fire from the left; in his case the he made the mistake of discussing the economic effects of Obamacare on his company. Outlets from the Colbert Report to the Boston Globe savaged Schnatter for having the effrontery of publicly explaining basic economics.

In a conference call with shareholders last week, Schnatter (who is a Romney supporter) said:: “Our best estimate is that Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents an order from a corporate basis.” He also assured listeners that, “If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best interests.”

The left had a collective screaming session over his comments. Colbert slammed the quality of Papa John’s Pizza: “People will not pay another cent because when you order a Papa John’s pizza, it’s only after you’ve reached a state of such desperate gnawing hunger that you’d eat the ass off a raccoon that drowned in your bird bath, and, even then, only after making absolutely sure that you’re all out of drowned raccoon ass. And now Obama expects you to shell out almost three extra nickels for this hot turd pie? F*** that! Eat the nickels, you have your dignity.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: colbert; obamacare; papajohns; pizza; schnatter

1 posted on 08/10/2012 1:35:39 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Clueless liberals.

Assuming the money to pay for healthcare falls from the sky like manna.

The worst thing the US ever did was tying healthcare to employment and divorce the patient from the costs. It is destroying the country.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 1:39:01 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: DFG

Send Colbert this CBO report (http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43471)
15cents added to a pizza in waaaay underestimated for the costs.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 1:42:06 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: DFG
The insult isn't bad, as diatribes go. It isn't bad for a rant. I won't be able to remember it the next time I need it in any permutation.

Most of us need something like it every time we hear obama talk.

P.S. I quite like Papa John's pizza. I guaran...darn...tee it tastes better than anything Michelle obama ever recommended.

4 posted on 08/10/2012 1:45:28 PM PDT by stevem
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To: DFG

I love Papa Johns..great pizza, great service. God Bless them for standing up and telling the truth about Obamacare. I will continue giving them my service


5 posted on 08/10/2012 1:55:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DFG

One less place to run into liberals! GOOD!


6 posted on 08/10/2012 2:05:09 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: DFG

Great, now I get pizza...there goes the diet!


7 posted on 08/10/2012 2:25:03 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Sounds like we need a Papa John’s Appreciation Day event. Then we can rally watch libs heads explode. Place your orders, folks!

“Say there. I’ll have me one of them large pepperoni Pizzas of Hate. With extra cheese.”


8 posted on 08/10/2012 2:33:57 PM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Yep, now we have Papa J and Chick Fil-A. That’s all I can say.


9 posted on 08/10/2012 2:36:54 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Noumenon

There is a Papa John’s about 5 min away from me. We get a pizza once a month from them..they are so nice we get the large pizza with pepperoni and pineapple on one side and cheese on the other(For my brother) all for 7 bucks and change..pretty darn good deal


10 posted on 08/10/2012 2:57:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Noumenon
"Sounds like we need a Papa John’s Appreciation Day event."

Good idea.

Anyone know a Mover and Shaker that can get this going? If Huckabee can do it, lots of other folks should be able to. Next Friday sounds good.

11 posted on 08/10/2012 2:59:01 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

And everyone should pay an extra $0.15 for their pizza as well as adding $0.15 to the delivery tip!


12 posted on 08/10/2012 3:20:23 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: nascarnation

Good point. I hadn’t even considered that’s when it became “free” in the minds of many.


13 posted on 08/10/2012 5:11:24 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: nodumbblonde

Wage controls were imposed by the Fed govt during WW2.

So companies added “benefits” as a way to circumvent this restriction.

Once the link between the consumer and provider was broken, cost began to spiral, starting in the late 60s/early 70s.

The same thing happened with dentists. In the 50s, dentists had about the same economic status as a skilled trades worker. After dental insurance became common by the late 70s, Dentists (and their wives) started driving Mercedes and living in 5000sf homes.


14 posted on 08/10/2012 5:25:55 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks DFG.


15 posted on 08/11/2012 2:28:59 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DFG

I’ve been meaning to give Papa John’s a try. Thanks for reminding me.


16 posted on 08/12/2012 1:30:11 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: SunkenCiv

I kinda hope this develops into a something.

Conservative business owners finally stop being afraid to speak up, and in return, they get a good boost to their business.

Maybe someone slick and quiet like could sneek into the more domestic enemy of the leftardic sites where the stupid gets started before being pumped out to the mouth breeding punks of the left and let us know which businesses are on “the list” so we can counter demonstrate and pump them up with some cash.


17 posted on 08/12/2012 1:33:44 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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