Skip to comments.Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation
Posted on 11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST by crosshairs
President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass on the cost to the customer.' The fast-food business owner is set to hold meetings at his restaurants in December where he will tell employees, 'that because of Obamacare, we are going to be cutting front-of-the-house employees to under 30 hours, effective immediately.'
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We had a majority of Americans vote explicitly against their own best interest this cycle. It really is a sad state of affairs.
The Obama Slam..............
Elections have consequences and people should know DIRECTLY what they are, not hiding it in a raised price. The Obamazombies should know in a consequential way that Obama & his "care" is costing them dearly. If they choose not to eat at Denny's, then so be it. At least the owner is showing some courage and tackling the beast head on.
They don’t see it that way. They wanted to be part of history. They wanted to say, “I was there.”
And what’ll happen? Their grandkids will likely snap their necks if they ever say they were part of this destructive season in America’s history. I’ll gladly tell my kids and grandkids, “I voted against this garbage. I’m sorry you’ve been saddled with it. Remember what I tell you and make sure it never happens again!”
This should become SOP across the Nation; remind everybody the costs come home to roost.
No they didn't! They voted for more free stuff! That is in their own best interest. If they had voted against their own best interest, Romney would have won by a landslide............
Gas stations should be doing the same thing with the per gallon tax to the gummint.
Amen to that.
Elections have consequences ...
I think this is a damn good idea...add a surcharge to everything, BUT don’t hide it...add it to the bill where these scumbags can see it. Good for Denny’s...now get the fast food joints to do it...keep product prices the same, but add a surcharge. There is no free lunch, after all...
They don’t care about the future. It’s too abstract for them. “Money in the hands now” is concrete and feels better.
Obamanation Communism File.
Every company in the country should do this and advertise it as such instead of burying the cost in a price hike.
I thought only the rich would be affected.
Unfortunately, their grandchildren may never know that at one time, world-class healthcare was once available to people in this country. For those grandchildren--should they be fortunate enough to be born--they may only know misery and second-rate healthcare. They may see what were once commonly-treated illnesses with rapid recoveries--bronchitis, influenza, etc., turn into life-threatening sickness.
Agreed...this should become a NATIONAL movement...these nimrods need to pay for their 'free stuff'.
Good. I hope all businesses follow this. Add it where consumers see it and lay off employees or cut their hours. Don’t give in. Fight it with dollars & sense. Lawsuits and elections haven’t worked.
That’s truly Obama’s legacy: the wholesale destruction of this planet’s only high-class healthcare provider. I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’ll likely die 10-15 years earlier than I’d previously thought.
The people are so dumbed down now that it may never be possible to vote out the leeches and parasites. They have no concept of personal freedom and liberty. They think the government can just print all the money it needs. They think that the purpose of government is to giveaway free stuff, not even considering that someone has to pay for that stuff.
This is all in Alinsky’s Rules for radicals................
I offhandedly commented to a liberal coworker one day that corporations don’t pay taxes, and you should have seen his head spin. Taxes are an expense rolled up into the cost of whatever product that business produces. The only entity that pays taxes are end users, you and me. He walked off, never sure that I got through to him.
They should make it 10%...10% surcharge on everything...cable, theaters, sporting events, liquor stores, video games and rentals...the sky’s the limit!
Spread the surcharge around...it is only FAIR that EVERYONE pays...
If Ayn Rand is right (and she has been prophetic so far) the gummint needs to pass a law preventing businesses from raising prices and from laying off employees. Incredible!
“add it to the bill where these scumbags can see it”.
Clearly labeled line item on the receipt - “OBAMACARE SURCHARGE”.
Of course the customers paying with Obama welfare or EBT cards won’t care.
And the rich all eat at Lennys?
I can’t recall the name of it but in the 90’s Denny’s had a grilled sandwich with green chiles that was absolutely yummy delicious. They took it off the menu and I wasn’t much interested in Denny’s after that.
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Pull up your pants; your rear-end is showing.
I'm gravely disturbed at what I sense is this "war on hourly workers" attitude as if they're the only ones who voted Obama and deserve to suffer.
Sorry but those upper middle class yuppies made it happen. Those hourly workers weren't filling Obama's campaign coffers. They weren't at his fundraisers.
Ha, ha, I love it! I hope this guy has the charge listed on the bills as The Obama Slam. Good stuff! :-)
The phrase “0bama voters are lazy thieves” needs to become the theme when discussing the 2012 election.
Voting for a socialist is not in my best interest; Romney is a socialist; therefore, voting for Romney is not in my interest.
Amen to that! It’s about time Republicans stopped being wishy-washy and went on the attack. Liberals love to accuse conservatives of being mean, and, for some reason, that makes Republicans go weak-kneed and try to appease them. That doesn’t work!
Reagan wasn’t a weenie! Time to tell the truth and go on the offensive! Did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? (Don’t stop me, I’m on a roll.)
I’m afraid you are right. People complain at first when the government oversteps its bounds, but after a while, they become complacent. People objected to the awful low-flush toilets and appliances that don’t work and cost a fortune, but now we all accept it. Same as the intrusive searches by the TSA and snooping on us by government. Now, we all just go along with it. Sad, but true.
0bama’s “base” is a bunch of lazy thieves that voted for more handouts,
but those who aren’t on the dole are worse, and their reason for supporting him is far more selfish.
They support democrats because they have the need to feel righteous as a “good person”, but they don’t want to sacrifice anything for it, so they advocate for “programs” to “help the needy”, and voila, they have achieved their sense of self-righteousness.
No, you won’t get through to those folks. If we really wanted progress and prosperity, there would be no taxes at all on businesses or capital gains. In fact, the best option for taxes would be either a flat tax or a national sales tax with no income taxes. Yes, I live in fantasy land, why do you ask? ;-)
Interesting to see the article comes from the NY Times.
WHAT? IT ISN’T?
Oh, I see, London Daily Mail.
Well, glad someone is watching out for OUR interests and letting us know what is going on.
Sometime during the meal, casually get to the pResidency and if the waitress/waiter gushes and beams when BO gets mentioned, make sure the BO SURCHAGE TAX comes out of his/her tip.
At present I take my SR or Military discount and ADD it to the tip.
Yes, I’ve had the same experience. Several of my Obama voting friends are in the construction business. Higher taxes result in less capitol investment and fewer construction projects. Oh, well I guess they can spend their free time building houses for Habitats for Humanity.
Truth in labelling...
I am in complete support of your proposal.
Denny’s won’t be charging me anything.
Liberals will no doubt protest this unfair surcharge, like the fee for ATM transactions, but will fail to see the irony in their support of ever higher corporate taxes.
Here in wonderful CA, the pump has to display the taxes on the pump. The federal comes in at a paltry 18.4 cents followed by the 7.25% CA sales tax of ~ 21 cents soon to go up another 3-4 cents courtesy of Prop 30 and led by the 36 cent state excise tax. The 79 cents/gallon we will be paying in gas taxes on 1/1/13 allows to have the nicest roads in the world. High taxes are great!!!! What? There’s a pothole every ten feet on any street and the 101 is so bouncy around Ventura I’m eventually gonna get bounced into the Pacific. Uhhh..... nevermind
Interesting approach. Not sure how it will fly with Franchise Relations... His franchise agreement may allow such a surcharge.