Skip to comments.As Denny’s franchisee preps Obamacare surcharge, liberals promise another boycott
Posted on 11/14/2012 7:09:33 PM PST by smokingfrog
If youre in Florida and planning to join in on the Papa Johns buycott scheduled for this Friday, you might want to save some room for dessert and hit Dennys afterward. A West Palm Beach restaurant owner is the latest target of a boycott campaign after floating the idea of adding a 5 percent Obamacare surcharge to customer checks starting in 2014.
Franchisor John Metz told the Huffington Post that “although it may sound terrible that I’m doing this, it’s the only alternative. I’ve got to pass the cost on to the consumer.” In August, Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter was among the first to come under fire for suggesting that implementing Obamacare would entail costs that would have to be passed on to customers.
Applebee’s has also been targeted for a boycott, although the company was quick to point out via a Twitter post that comments about a possible hiring freeze were me by an independent franchisee..
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The boycotters demanded they just raise prices to compensate didn’t they? Well that Denny’s is simply complying.
Did they really think the company could simply absorb the loss?
Liberals are just dumb.
Live with the results of your irresponsibly you liberal scumbags...All this bad economy will directly be passed onto you!
“Did they really think the company could simply absorb the loss?”
Loss? its only money
Of course they did. That is precisely what they thought they should do.
the leftist solution to all problems seems to be to hurt businesses.
I has never ceased to amaze me that the libtard apartment renters will vote to raise property taxes because they do not think it affects them.
But lo and behold their rent goes up to pay for it! This has been going on for so long before Obamacare and they never have figured it out.
If these company are all of a sudden losing money, then they ain’t paying much in taxes, are they? ObamaCare might get funded until they go about of business, but tax revenue is going to take a dive if companies try to absorb losses.
floating the idea of adding a 5 percent Obamacare surcharge to customer checks starting in 2014
and 25 % not paying attention tax for people who voted for Obama
And other people's money is E-Vil.
As soon as the lib media reports this, this guy’s sales are going to sky-rocket.
Best advertising ever
Liberals are idiots..anyone go goes after their precious messiah gets boycotted. Screw them, I love Papa Johns Pizza and will be ordering one for dinner tomorrow
They work off a 3% profit margin. Obamacare will cost them more than that.
Bill Clinton told Herman Cain years ago all he would have to do is add a few cents to each pizza to cover HillaryCare.
All liberals are naive. What did they expect? I have a friend that’s a lib, and he has no idea how this could happen. He also bitches about the 1% and all that. He gets a bit angry when I start listing all the lib billionaires. As though they are exempt. It’s so fun to prove how ridiculous his position is.
In the liberal mind I guess it should all be free. Free health care, free pizza, and free Denny’s.
Living the Dream instead of living reality. Going to be tough when reality comes crashing down on their pointy little heads.
“when I start listing all the lib billionaires”
That is so true. I would like to know how rich people break out politically when you rank them by wealth. I would bet that the 5-20 million class are overwhelmingly R. These are the people who started small businness and did well with them. They have lots of money, but they are still connected to the real world. Above that, I would guess that they start disconencting from the real world and become more liberal.
Just my take on it.
With all the companys who will have to cut wages and hours, you won’t have enough places left for liberals to eat.
I like the guy’s sentiment, but he can’t pass the cost on to the customer. That is a popular economic sophism. There is an inverse relationship between price and demand, therefore the cost will be carried back to the origin of production. Which means less Dennys employees.
Unless the demand curve is unaffected by the price increase, in which case they haven’t been charging enough in the past.
Next at McDonalds, the $20 Big Mac.
Elections have consequences.
In the case of Obama’s Father, Erections have consequences.
“It has never ceased to amaze me that the libtard apartment renters will vote to raise property taxes because they do not think it affects them.”
For some in rent-controlled apartments, the owners aren’t allowed to pass the increase on to them; others just flee when the rent becomes too high, leaving the owners stuck with a building with vacancies...
The combo meals were already climbing anyway; I pull into the drive-thru of those places and cobble together a meal for $3.21 from the dollar menu (I bring my own drink). I wont pay $7 for a Big Mac meal...and as far as taking the kids? Not going to happen.
On another site I read that Pappa John’s will “no longer in the future be advertising ‘ on the Rush Limbaugh show because of Lib complaints. Fact or fiction?
And a lot of those around here that live in govt. housing vote to raise property tax, too. I know there are probably people on this board that have no real estate, but seriously, a person ought to own property to vote.
Yes, because liberals think profits are evil. “People before Profit” goes the communist party slogan.
A combo meal at Arbys with a dessert side is close to $9.
No more for me.
The day Waffle House announces raised prices or layoffs - THAT is going to be a bad bad day.
This may not be a bad thing in the long run. Most of that fast food is crap.
Maybe people will get back to actually cooking, and eating at home gathered with their families again.
Or, cooking over an open fire, outdoors ...because the S has hit the fan, and the grid is down.
Well, yes, actually. Libs seem to think that corporations/businesses are bottomless pits of money, and that they go out of their way to keep wages and benefits down because of their greed, not because of any practical business decisions.
This whole thing really illustrates how ignorant liberals are. In their tiny little minds, they thought that Obamacare’s additional costs would be funded from giant piles of cash - “obscene profits” - that corporate fatcats were hording. As we know, of course, this isn’t how things work in the real world, and these businesses need to and will either pass the extra cost onto the consumer or find a way to minimize the extra cost (i.e. fire workers or convert their jobs to part time).
Now that the truth is out there, the liberals must conceal it; these boycotts are intended to discourage other companies from making public statements about the cost of Obamacare to the consumer. Let’s support these companies and counter these boycots, so that other CEOs will not be afraid to act similarly.
I was at a downtown mom and pop type pet/garden shop yesterday that employees 12 people and the owner was fit to be tied. Insurance costs have gone up 20% for 2013 and for the first time he had to pay an accountant 1,000 to file taxes with complex regulations that only a lawyer can understand. How anyone thinks small business owners are wealthy is beyond me.
I can’t see it. If they boycott it, where are the urban thugs going to fight?
These libs are going to find out they have to reap what they sow. I work in restaurants, which is home to tons and tons of liberals working while in school or working at one because they cant get a job in their field. They going to see 1st hand what voting for Obama has done for them.
LMAO.....Waffle House = Stoner’s heaven.
Bravo ! !
(little on the low side tho !)
Nope.... soon you'll be taxed to pay for ObamaMeals at your local fast food joint. Don't you know the masses have a "right" to drive-thru? (bonus: all those illegals will get to keep their jobs!)
“and 25 % not paying attention tax for people who voted for Obama”
So true. Government would be far more disciplined if tax hikes were restricted to those who voted for politicians who advocate them.
I just found Mr Metz on Facebook and sent him a message of support! Fill his inbox up today people! Find other CEO’s taking these stands publicly and encourage them.
Liberalism, at the visceral sheeperal level, is all about avoiding the consequences for your behavioral choices. That’s what 0bamacare is to them, as well - free medical coverage since I don’t want to pay for it myself.
Well, that “solution” has a consequence as well, and pointing out that consequence is highly offensive to sheeperals.
Yep, those with families will grow closer to them,
and those who have rejected the concept of family will starve anyway.
Sounds like this business man is looking ahead and using his brain. We’re talking about 2014 here. I just hope he calls it an Obama surcharge, or an O-charge,,,give credit where credit is due!
“Liberals are just dumb.”
They also forget what tip, gratuity, or propina means. So I
think their boycott would be a blessing for the waitresses.
Can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when they are told to boycott Churches, KFC or Popeyes.
Not just libs. A lot of otherwise sensible people have absorbed the notion that the 'Man' must provide certain goods and services gratis, because he provided them before and people are counting on it, or because it would be unfair not to, or simply because he should, dammit.
The problem with this thinking is it fails to consider where does the money come from? In the end, it doesn't matter even if an actual entitlement exists if there is no money to pay for it, or nowhere to redeem said entitlement. To wit: if all the medical centers go OOB, who will provide your free heath care?
Isn’t Denny’s the place that offers that Grand Slam breakfast - so named because of the way it slams your heart?
I’ve been boycotting Denny’s for years, but only for my health.
Athens? Is that you?
If his insurance costs have gone up 20%, that means one or more of those 12 people will be out of a job.
If I am running a company, I deserve to have pay for my efforts at the end of the day/week/month, etc.
IF I am not making enough money to support me for all my efforts, why would I employ & pay someone else?
The more you carve down the company owner’s income, which is often in a higher bracket for taxes, the less taxes you will collect from such an owner.
Say the owner of a company with 50 employees is paying himself $200,000 per year. It is entirely his capital investment & he is putting in hours from 6 am to early evening, and usually there on weekends. He hasn’t ever missed a payroll and prepays his taxes quarterly—ahead of the actual filing of his tax return.
There were many paydays when he didn’t get paid....but his employees never missed a paycheck.
Company benefits were more generous than other businesses in the city, and in the long run, he had employees who were with him from the first day to the last day.
He is fighting offshore companies who do a higher volume, but a poorer version of what his company produces.
Printing costs, materials & travel costs for his sales employees are on a constant climb. Federal, state & city paperwork required finds him hiring the equivilant of 1.75 employees JUST to satisfy those paperwork regulations. That equals almost 3 % of his entire workforce....just to do paperwork & comply with every changing regulations.
After over 29 years of keeping as many as 65 people employed, he finally decides to retire. Company is bought by global firm and now there are less than 15 people at original location in the USA. When Obamacare hits in January, I expect those 15 to also be out of work. Global company won’t pay for Obamacare for American employees.
He retired about 10 years ago, and is certain that he would have closed the doors with Obamacare in his face. He just would not have been able to pay his people & recover his investment costs.
Sooo- there are over 45 people who are not paying taxes like they did & they are not purchasing goods, services & vacationing like they once did. Some are also retirees, but many were young enough to have to try and find another job.
None of those found a job with the pay & perks that this company offered.
By Federal and state standards, this company was considered a small business.
I live in an apt building and have for 14 yrs not all of us are bless with the ability to buy a house or condo, dont tar everyone with the same brush
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