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  • Papa John’s — From anti-Rush lefty hero to anti-Obamacare lefty zero

    11/14/2012 11:18:34 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Bryan Jacoutot
    It has been one week since the reelection of Barack Obama and the reality of Obamacare’s permanence in the American landscape is beginning to set in for many business owners. Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter made headlines last week along with a slew of other companies when he announced some changes that would likely occur as Obamacare continues to be implemented. Schnatter commented that many of his company’s franchise owners will have to cut employees’ hours in order to avoid falling under Obamacare’s coverage requirements, and stay fiscally sound. “That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said according...
  • WaPo Food Critic Blasts Conservative Restaurant Owners, Compares 'Papa John's' to Drug Cartel

    08/14/2012 1:28:32 PM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/14/2012 | Ken Shepherd
    "Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?" carped Petula Dvorak as she opened her August 14 piece, "Now featuring filet o' fracas."* Gee, I dunno, Petula, maybe 1791, when the First Amendment -- you know, that pesky little document that guarantees freedom of speech and religion among other things -- was ratified. "We've got the Papa John's pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out West at In-N-Out can't serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse," Dvorak carped. Later in her Metro section column, she essentially compared the...
  • CNN Slams Papa John's Over Concerns About ObamaCare Costs

    08/10/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently CNN considers the stating of cold, hard economic realities to be risky partisanship now. Take the case of Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter claiming that ObamaCare will increase costs for his company. Papa John's is not the first company to claim Obamacare will raise its costs, but it is the first to be viciously attacked by CNN. On Thursday’s Situation Room, CNN felt it necessary to not only examine the ‘truth’ behind Schnatter’s claim but also to attack his comments for their supposed political repercussions. CNN’s Lisa Sylvester claimed that: Schnatter may not have realized his comments would be...
  • More Media War On Food: Papa John’s CEO Roasted for Obamacare Comments

    08/10/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Paul Wilson
    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...
  • Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare

    08/07/2012 10:49:00 PM PDT · by KerryOnNoMore · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/07/2012 | Harry Bradford
    After President Obama's health care law takes full effect, the slogan for national pizza chain Papa John's may need an update. Instead of, “Better ingredients. Better Pizza,” may we suggest, “Better health care. Pricier pizza." Papa John's CEO John Schnatter says that Obamacare will result in a $0.11 to $0.14 price increase per pizza, or $0.15 to $0.20 cents per order, Pizza Marketplace, a trade publication, reports. (Hat tip: @dkberman via Twitter.) Under Obamacare, the company, which is the third-largest pizza takeout and delivery chain in the United States, will have to offer health care coverage to more of its...