Obamacare: More Expensive Pizza

Here’s one more awful consequence of Obamacare:  You’ll have to pay about 15 cents more for your pizza. Oh no!!

Starting in 2014, businesses with over 50 employees will be required to offer health insurance to their full-time employees, or pay a fine. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said back in August, “Our best estimate is that the Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis.”

“We’re not supportive of Obamacare,”, he said. “If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best interest.”

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2 Responses to "Obamacare: More Expensive Pizza"

  1. tiponeill says:

    Hmmm – I’ve been ordering from Papa John’s and now I will have to find someplace else 🙁

    Why do these CEO’s think it’s smart to open their big mouths ? Same thing happened with the Whole Foods nutjob.

  2. Hector says:

    “The cuts have nothing to do with President Barack Obama’s halteh care overhaul,” they’re being technically accurate…but deliberately misleading. The cuts have nothing to do with Obamacare, but the actual payment to doctors (or reduction in payment), has everything to do with Obamacare.Yes, the cuts in Medicare payments for doctors have been a bad joke perpetuated by both parties for a long time (there’s no particular love for the GOP here); every year they say they’ll make the cuts, and then every year – facing the consequences – they don’t. This game has become known as the “Doc Fix.”But indeed, there is a wrinkle that ties the current situation to Obamacare. As I noted above, the president and Democrats, wanting to make Obamacare have the illusion of fiscal solvency, made a point of breaking the “Doc Fix” out of the necessary funding for Medicare, proposing instead that the money would appear by magic. So on the one hand, Obamacare’s books balance…but the payment for doctors went onto another set of books which had no funding whatsoever.It was a trick which only needed to work long enough to ram Obamacare up the American peoples’ collective rectum…giving Obama a CYA position as he made speeches about the tremendous “cost savings” his medical power-grab would provide.But on December 1st, the bills actually need to get paid… or the doctors are walking away from Medicare. If the existing payment rates are maintained, then all of the fictitious “savings” claims associated with Obamacare go out the window.Which I assume that regular readers of this blog would have figured out based on today’s commentary, and their own recollections of the tortured lies told by Obama and the Dems over the past year.But we don’t mind taking the time to walk you through this step-by-step. And we’re glad to see that you realize that the Democrats’ actions have “the potential to hurt so many people.”By the way, since you’re obviously either new to this site, or new to the whole concept of “reading and understanding the news,” we invite you to look up our blog entry from June 23 of this year (in the blog archive on the left side of this page)…in which we said, very clearly, that this was going to happen. And why.

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