November 16, 2012

Buy a Grand Slam, pay for ObamaCare [Darleen Click]

Another nasty, greedy, EEEEVILE businessman who is refusing to run his business at a loss! who does he think he is?

A Florida restaurateur who operates roughly 40 Denny’s locations and five Hurricane Grill & Wings franchises in Florida, Virginia and Georgia intends to add a 5 percent surcharge to customers’ bills to offset costs from ObamaCare beginning in January 2014 when the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.

“People are trying to find ways to avoid the penalties and to avoid having to pay for ObamaCare,” John Metz told “Everyone’s looking for a way to not have to provide insurance for their employees. It’s essentially a huge tax on all us business people.”

To further offset the costs, Metz, who oversees roughly 1,200 employees as president and CEO of RREMC Restaurants, LLC, said he also will slash most of the staff’s time to fewer than 30 hours per week. That change will be announced to employees next month, he said. […]

“It’s never good news, but it is what it is,” Metz said of increasing customers’ checks. “We really should look for a better or different way to pay for [ObamaCare]. I think what we’re going to ultimately see here is a European-type system where we have a value added tax or a national sales tax.”

I’m sure Bloomberg and Michelle Obama look at the crisis restaurants are having in staying in business as opportunity.


Posted by Darleen @ 7:44am
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  1. denny’s hobbit thing makes me hate them

    it’s just so crass

  2. I think what we’re going to ultimately see here is a European-type system where we have a value added tax or a national sales tax.”

    On top of all the other taxes, so we can afford single-payer health care.

    It’s the new face of freedom.

  3. The real answer to this kind of thing is: taxes on businesses always get passes on to the consumer. Always.

    Receipts are going to start using up a lot of paper if they start breaking down overhead expenses into line items that result in government regulation, etc.

  4. Sometime soon people will realize that this free healthcare thing isn’t as free as they thought it was. If they bother thinking about it, which they probably won’t.

  5. Now that the idea of limiting the amount of soda one is allowed to consume has taken hold I’m sure that Michelle and others will come up with some maximum calories per meal limit and use it to beat Denny’s into submission.

  6. Beatings would be tyrannical, so they’ll nag and scold into submission instead.

    Perfectly democratic (and Democratic).

  7. The naggings and scoldings will continue until morale improves.

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