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.
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