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Is Papa John's the Next Chick-fil-A?
GOP USA ^ | 11/13/2012 | Bobby Eberle

Posted on 11/13/2012 1:24:21 PM PST by IbJensen

It happened again. Another restaurant chain is under attack from the left. This time, it's Papa John's Pizza. What was so terrible that the liberal talkers are going bonkers? The CEO simply spoke the truth -- if Obamacare kicks in, there will likely be cuts to employee work hours in order to cover the new healthcare costs. Don't liberals realize that bigger government comes with consequences?

As reported by The Washington Times, John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa John's Pizza has come out swinging against Obamacare, and the liberals don't like it.

Recently, however, Papa John has come under fire for his comments about ObamaCare. ObamaCare is expected to hit Papa John's with recurring costs of $5-8 million per year. Schnatter has said that he intends to pass along the costs of ObamaCare to the consumer, as any normal business would. He mentioned that the total cost of ObamaCare will be an estimated 15 to 20 cents per order. "Unfortunately, I don't think people know what they're going to pay for this."

Most recently, he claimed that many of Papa John's franchises are considering cutting employees hours in order to pay for ObamaCare. Papa John is not alone in this. ObamaCare will require businesses large and small to pay extra costs for healthcare. Hundreds of other businesses have released similar statements about the law that kicks into effect soon. These businesses will not be able to hire or will have to fire employees as a result.

His observation of the costs of ObamaCare has been taken as a political statement. Many leftists have demanded that he pick up the costs of ObamaCare with his own hefty fortune, rather than building it into the cost of the pizza or cutting employees' hours.

It's amazing that those on the left have absolutely no comprehension of how business works. Just like regular corporate taxes or compliance costs due to extra regulations, costs forced on business by the government will be forwarded on to consumers or result in cost cutting measures elsewhere.

As left wing groups are calling for a Papa John's boycott, some conservatives are stepping forward to organize an "appreciation day" for the pizza chain. Here's a report from Fox News:

Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John's amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea.

Wetter is part of an upstart group called Rebooting America that is proposing that Friday be a national day of appreciation for the pizza chain, whose chief executive officer is being attacked for saying employees' hours might be cut to cover the cost of implementing their health insurance under ObamaCare.

The conservative group has hatched a social media-based campaign that centers on encouraging people to buy a pizza pie at a Papa John's store, taking a photo of the outing and then posting it on a Facebook page or tweeting it.

Of course, the liberal talking points are that Schnatter and his corporation have enough money. They should pass it along. That's not the point. It is for no one to judge if a person has become "successful enough." The real point is that government is stepping in where it does not belong, and businesses will react accordingly.

Here is a law that the American people did not want. They had a chance to vote for change and didn't. And now, the effects will be driven home... into everyone's pocket book. Whether it's in the form of taxes or higher costs for goods and services, the lesson is the same: there is nothing that is free. Someone will always have to pay. Good for Papa John in speaking out!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: leftistboycott; papajohns; pizza
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Bronco Bama has blocked the minds of millions about jobs he doesn’t know anything about. This pscho is ready for his strait jacket. He's never worked a day in his life, but he is certain that Obamacare will bring in new jobs.

The Republicrat Party may be in trouble, but the Democrats are committing suicide. They're as dead as last week's newspaper.

1 posted on 11/13/2012 1:24:29 PM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

The libtards aren’t going to be able to buy a whole lot if they decide to boycott EVERY company that is cutting back due to Obamacare...


2 posted on 11/13/2012 1:28:38 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: IbJensen

A business is laying people off! LET’S BOYCOTT THEM SO THEY INCREASE THEIR EMPLOYMENT!!!!

Oh, wait...

(most libtards don’t even get to the “oh wait” part)


3 posted on 11/13/2012 1:28:38 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: IbJensen

‘Don’t liberals realize that bigger government comes with consequences?’

No.

Next question.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 1:30:03 PM PST by lurk
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To: IbJensen

“... but the Democrats are committing suicide.”

Unfortunately, they’ll be taking a large chunk of the country over the cliff, with them.

Does Papa John’s sell pizza, “by-the-slice”? After repairs to the Farm from Sandy, that’s about all I can afford, right now.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 1:34:51 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: IbJensen

While Papa John’s is not my favorite pizza...it soon will be. Just as an aside...Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is 20 minutes from my house...


6 posted on 11/13/2012 1:36:28 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: IbJensen

I cracked up when a few days ago the now fired coach of the Lakers, Mike Brown was interviewed as he left his local Chick filA. His butt would have been in deep doodoo if he was still in the employ of the Lakers and with the NBA. His little smile was in his private delight in knowing his interview would infuriate the whole gay/lesbo/trans/donkey/gerbil crowd.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 1:37:43 PM PST by Cyman
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To: IbJensen

I doubt this “buycott” will take off. One thing conservatives like about Chick-fil-A is they treat their employees well. Unlikely that ostentatious layoffs will attract many conservative customers, however much we detest y0bamacare.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 1:38:24 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: IbJensen

There on their own. I hate their pizza.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 1:39:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: lurk

The whole purpose of liberalism, at the sheeperal level, is to remove all consequences.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 1:39:42 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen
Down with the Rich!

Down with greed!

Down with the 1%!

Down with CEOs!

Down with employment!

Oh, um, wait a second...

11 posted on 11/13/2012 1:41:05 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Where these guys (chick-fil-a, pappa johns, etc) is that they telegraph their intentions. I know, I know, the urge to make a public point about why they are reducing employment is strong but if I were them I’d just do it and let everyone make their own conclusion as to why. Eventually most folks will connect the dots.


12 posted on 11/13/2012 1:41:15 PM PST by technically right
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To: MasonGal

Hello fellow Louisvillian. Northeast Jefferson County here.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 1:41:37 PM PST by MachIV
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To: IbJensen

I’ll be going there a lot more often now.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 1:43:55 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: MachIV

I am on the “sunny side of the ‘ville”...one of my sons and his wife and baby live over in your neck of the woods, and another one of my sons lives very close to the stadium.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 1:51:14 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: MrB

Leftism is a continual struggle against the dark forces of reality. They believe that if somehow Papa Johns doesn’t recognize the additional costs of CommyCare, those costs will magically disappear.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 1:53:19 PM PST by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: technically right
Where these guys (chick-fil-a, pappa johns, etc) is that they telegraph their intentions. I know, I know, the urge to make a public point about why they are reducing employment is strong but if I were them I’d just do it and let everyone make their own conclusion as to why. Eventually most folks will connect the dots.

I respectfully disagree. I think we have been relying on the low-information voter to connect the dots for far too long. I think they need to be bonked on the head repeatedly (and figuratively, of course) until they get it. Far too many people do not see cause and effect. They are like children; however, children are better at learning from experience.
17 posted on 11/13/2012 1:54:18 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: I want the USA back; All

I have just sent the link to this article to the people at Pizza Hut and challenged them to make a public statement with regards to Obamacare and how they will be handling it.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 1:54:39 PM PST by mazda77
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To: bmwcyle

Have you tried the BBQ chicken bites?


19 posted on 11/13/2012 1:59:25 PM PST by EEGator
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To: IbJensen

If this stands the mom-and-pops who can fly below the Obamacare radar screen will put him out of business.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 1:59:58 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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