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Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation
The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dennys; hurricanegrillwings; johnmetz; layoffs; obamacare
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If you've ever been to Dennys, you know that by far, the majority of employees are obamatrons.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 6:19:14 AM PST by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

We had a majority of Americans vote explicitly against their own best interest this cycle. It really is a sad state of affairs.


2 posted on 11/15/2012 6:21:05 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: crosshairs

The Obama Slam..............


3 posted on 11/15/2012 6:25:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: crosshairs
'Instead of indirectly charging customers by raising prices, he is directly charging and making a political statement,' said Paul Fronstin, director of the health research program at the Employee Benefit Research Institute in Washington.

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.

4 posted on 11/15/2012 6:27:09 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: ilgipper

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!”


5 posted on 11/15/2012 6:27:10 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ilgipper

This should become SOP across the Nation; remind everybody the costs come home to roost.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 6:27:32 AM PST by Eska
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To: ilgipper
We had a majority of Americans vote explicitly against their own best interest this cycle.

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............

7 posted on 11/15/2012 6:28:21 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Eska

Gas stations should be doing the same thing with the per gallon tax to the gummint.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 6:30:32 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: rarestia
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!”

Amen to that.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 6:32:24 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: crosshairs

Elections have consequences ...


10 posted on 11/15/2012 6:32:51 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: crosshairs

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...


11 posted on 11/15/2012 6:33:09 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: crosshairs; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
Awesome! I live in Florida and will find this guy's restaurants and give him some business!
12 posted on 11/15/2012 6:33:31 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red Badger

They don’t care about the future. It’s too abstract for them. “Money in the hands now” is concrete and feels better.


13 posted on 11/15/2012 6:33:51 AM PST by ari-freedom (It's the bennies, stupid.)
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To: crosshairs; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
Awesome! I live in Florida and will find this guy's restaurants and give him some business!
14 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:21 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: crosshairs

Obamanation Communism File.


15 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:21 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: crosshairs

Every company in the country should do this and advertise it as such instead of burying the cost in a price hike.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:38 AM PST by SilverKing88
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To: crosshairs

I thought only the rich would be affected.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:41 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: rarestia
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

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.

18 posted on 11/15/2012 6:34:59 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Eska
This should become SOP across the Nation; remind everybody the costs come home to roost.

Agreed...this should become a NATIONAL movement...these nimrods need to pay for their 'free stuff'.

19 posted on 11/15/2012 6:35:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: crosshairs

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.


20 posted on 11/15/2012 6:36:02 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: crosshairs
Given the history of litigation against Denny's, all I can say to them about this action is:


21 posted on 11/15/2012 6:38:45 AM PST by RobertClark (Inside every "older" person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened?)
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To: Dr. Pritchett
Gas stations should be doing the same thing with the per gallon tax to the gummint.

I believe they've passed a law specifically prohibiting them from doing so. Who knows, same think may be in that 2700 page Obamacare bill.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 6:38:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Lou L

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.


23 posted on 11/15/2012 6:39:25 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ari-freedom

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................


24 posted on 11/15/2012 6:39:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Huskrrrr

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.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 6:41:14 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: SoFloFreeper
Just so long as the print at the top of each menu page announcing it is as big as yours. Otherwise I despise surcharges which should be in the price of an item or service like fuel surcharges, plate charges, mandatory tipping and everything the airlines do.
26 posted on 11/15/2012 6:41:35 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: crosshairs

They should make it 10%...10% surcharge on everything...cable, theaters, sporting events, liquor stores, video games and rentals...the sky’s the limit!


27 posted on 11/15/2012 6:42:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: crosshairs

Spread the surcharge around...it is only FAIR that EVERYONE pays...


28 posted on 11/15/2012 6:46:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: crosshairs; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
Awesome idea! I spend tons of time in Florida...I will find this guy's restaurant and give him some business! (Probably not Denny's though...that food is nasty.)
29 posted on 11/15/2012 6:46:33 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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!


30 posted on 11/15/2012 6:51:42 AM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: who knows what evil?

“add it to the bill where these scumbags can see it”.

Excellent plan.

Clearly labeled line item on the receipt - “OBAMACARE SURCHARGE”.

Of course the customers paying with Obama welfare or EBT cards won’t care.


31 posted on 11/15/2012 6:58:34 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: Huskrrrr
I thought only the rich would be affected.

And the rich all eat at Lennys?

32 posted on 11/15/2012 7:00:24 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


33 posted on 11/15/2012 7:01:54 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: crosshairs

November 15 , 2012

SIU Carbondale - Layoffs Possible in Jan.

SNS ( Dutch Bank / Insurance ) - 750

ITW Consumer - Warns of 73 Layoffs in FL

GE Healthcare in VT - Some Layoffs Reported

Dahlgren’s in Crookston ND - 12 Layoffs Possible

Texas Instruments 1,700 Layoffs Worldwide

PotashCorp International - Layoff Notices for Allan Mines

Ford ( Australia ) - 212

Timken Co - More Temp Layoffs

Studio Tiny Speck - Some Layoffs as MMO Glitch Closes

American Cotton Growers Littlefield facility - 110

St. Lawrence County NY - Budget May = 30 Job Cuts

Update: Ericsson ( Sweden ) - 1,500

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/


34 posted on 11/15/2012 7:29:35 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: crosshairs; All
If you've ever been to Dennys, you know that by far, the majority of employees are obamatrons.

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.

35 posted on 11/15/2012 7:32:50 AM PST by newzjunkey (Still waiting for Akin defenders to come clean and apologize...)
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To: Red Badger

Ha, ha, I love it! I hope this guy has the charge listed on the bills as The Obama Slam. Good stuff! :-)


36 posted on 11/15/2012 7:51:57 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Red Badger

The phrase “0bama voters are lazy thieves” needs to become the theme when discussing the 2012 election.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 7:55:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger
If they had voted against their own best interest, Romney would have won by a landslide.....

Voting for a socialist is not in my best interest; Romney is a socialist; therefore, voting for Romney is not in my interest.

38 posted on 11/15/2012 7:57:22 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

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.)


39 posted on 11/15/2012 7:58:38 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Lou L

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.


40 posted on 11/15/2012 8:00:58 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: newzjunkey

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.


41 posted on 11/15/2012 8:01:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

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? ;-)


42 posted on 11/15/2012 8:03:02 AM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: crosshairs

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.


43 posted on 11/15/2012 8:12:25 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

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.


44 posted on 11/15/2012 8:18:02 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: newzjunkey
Newz,

I don't see this necessarily as a 'war' on hourly workers, but a war on the most visible aspect of working America that takes money out of our wallets.

When I go to the store, there are relatively few 'upper middle class yuppies' bagging my groceries or selling me pants or making my McBigMac or pouring my Squishie.

I don't go into a corporate office or an office park or a faceless business to get food, or clothes, or gas, or sundries, nor even to buy electronics.

Those Bambi-bots (those with the money at least) that voted for Hope and more of our Change, are rarely an hourly public employee. We'd actually have to dig them out of their cushy salaried jobs to identify them (and I work with a number of them).

And so we take our anger and rage and disgust out on the little people (of which an ever-increasing number of us are becoming), instead of placing the blame and aim where it belongs. Not right or wrong, just the most visible means of protest against tyranny. And look for more of the same in the future.
45 posted on 11/15/2012 9:02:43 AM PST by Miguk ('Equality' of Opportunity equals Inequality of Outcomes)
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To: crosshairs

Truth in labelling...


46 posted on 11/15/2012 10:17:22 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("God only knows it's not what we would choose to do." - Lyric from Us and Them - Pink Floyd)
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To: Pining_4_TX

I am in complete support of your proposal.


47 posted on 11/15/2012 10:22:21 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Red Badger

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.


48 posted on 11/15/2012 10:51:19 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Dr. Pritchett

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


49 posted on 11/15/2012 2:54:34 PM PST by newbie 10-21-00
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To: crosshairs

Interesting approach. Not sure how it will fly with Franchise Relations... His franchise agreement may allow such a surcharge.


50 posted on 11/15/2012 4:12:32 PM PST by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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