Skip to comments.Update: Oakland Airport Vendors Levy Health Benefits Surcharge
Posted on 03/11/2014 12:45:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
Travelers passing through the Oakland Airport may be in for a surprise when they get their meal or drink receipts - a surcharge for employees' health benefits. The Oakland Airport authority decided to allow an additional surcharge to be added to patrons' bills - not unlike the Obamacare surcharge restaurants in Florida and L.A. are charging.
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Obama’s gotta jump on this before it gets out of hand.
Of course, that’ll be hard to do without at least getting a law passed.
Such a law would undoubtedly have to pass through the House of Representatives, which is controlled by...
Mmmmm. It’s giving me a reason NOT to dine out at places that have this charge. Let’s see how long the employees actually have a job then.
Very important for the average person to understand that Obamacare isn't free.
The “average person” will just shrug his shoulders and pay it without really understanding it or even thinking about it.
A charge I will be deducting from the tip.
wont the servers be surprised....
I think maybe a Website Devoted to this concept might be an appropriate first line response
as Id just noted in my previous message...I think a website devoted to just this sort of thing...is in order.
This is a reason to patronize this establishment. I wish all businesses would itemize bills so that people could see the true cost of government giving out “free” money. Imagine what corporate income taxes would look like once the common fool noticed that his consumer goods cost 30% more due to taxes.
The worst thing that ever happened to “health insurance” was when unions got it bundled with employment wages to circumvent WW2 wage controls.
Once you break the relationship between user and payer, the costs explode.
Sorry. That is the epitome of double taxation. Once from the establishment—and then you have to know that our government taxes will rise to cover the cost, too.
“A charge I will be deducting from the tip.”
I agree with that statement.
I’ve been taught, and used the old cosmopolitan method, 10% lunch, 15% dinner gratuity.
Moving to LA, and now with “dinner eyes”, they were amazed that ‘somebody’ actually KNEW what a tip was, and how to do it!!
NOW, THOUGH .....
“IF restaurant ‘A’ adds ‘Obamatip’ B, THEN the reduction in tip will be equal to half of the remnant of the pre-Obama tip value. The 10 - 15% gratuity mathematics will be shelved for now.”
If the old healthcare insurance company I worked for, before the millenium, Great West Life and Annuity of Portland, Oregon, would pay 80% of an 80% coverage, and nobody raised a ‘group ruckus’ about it, so can I do the same mathematics on this new restaurant go-around.
However, what about those restaurants, that before this, placed a “gratuitary charge” on the bill, as in New York City, for example?