Thanks to Barack Obama, Denny’s to Charge 5% ‘Obamacare Surcharge’ & Cut Employee Hours
One would have to be naive if they did not think that the following would be an effect of Obamacare. Oh that’s right, the Affordable Care Act that seems to hardly be affordable. Denny’s restaurants to add a 5% surcharge on to patrons bills passing the Obamacare cost to the customer. They also told their employees that many would have their hours cut from 40 hours to under 30 effective immediately. With just like every tax and expense forced on a business, who did not think that the cost would be passed on to the customer?
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.’
Brian in a Blue State
Posted November 16, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
Barack Obama, Business, Denny's, Healthcare, Obamacare, Obamanation | 8 comments
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This is so typical of what happens when you have a bunch of know nothings making laws and regulations.
Anyone with just a little experience in the “real world” of capitalism knows that if you pass bad legislation that increases the cost of doing business, the consumer is going to get a price rise in order to pay for it.
what did we except, Denny’s used to be Sambo’s, they’ll never learn, was a dishwasher there at 13
SM: Actually this has been reported to going to occur at all restaurants
Employees will be able to purchase insurance in the State Exchanges like the rest of us losing our current plans. The’ll be subsidized by the IRS, Remember?
They too can now pay more for less. That whats was voted for, or didn’t you understand? I mean fair is fair, right?
The Big picture is for everyone to have to stand in the same peed in pool . Again, fair, right?
Just think, no more competition, no more struggle to excel, Be Happy, you are being freed, emancipated, to be at best, average
There was a time when people trained to use knives & forks could go, I miss it dearly. You could go and sit upright – and speak in complete sentences and everything. Everybody got pancakes and nobody needed a trip to the ER.
Katts, I would have prefered single payer so NO employer can use your health and healthcare as a bargaining chip. Good thing you remember that a vote for Obama was a vote for Obamacare. Don’t forget, John Beohner already has. As an American, If I make an average salary, have an average eduction and live an average life span all I have to do to become “above average” is move to a red state. That’s a fact, sorry. PS noboby pees in my pool, I had it removed
SM: Just curious, why do you think it is a businesses obligation to provide either healthcare. 401k, etc? The fact of the matter is they have no obligation. Now that obamacare has been passed you are going to see numerous businesses either reduce their employees under 50, reduce FT employees, reorg under difft business names to be smaller separate entities and throw employees onto the Obamacare rolls and pay the $2K penalty. The result will be employees being put on a medicaid type healthcare plan that no dr’s will participate in because the fee schedule will not be worth their time.
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SM: Just curious, why do you think it is a businesses obligation to provide either healthcare. 401k, etc?
Me: I would have prefered single payer so NO employer can use your health and healthcare as a bargaining chip. I would prefer higher pay, NO employer provided benefits, goverment (single payer) insurance, and paying higher tax from my higher salary. That way my insurance is portable, easier to cost forecast and I could leave my job and not be without coverage until my “benefits” start 6 months later at the new job.
SM: Who cares what you think. You have never run a businsess and have really no clue as the the history or evolution of benefits in the US.
I am providing you with a simple fact. It is not a businesses obligation to provide health care, a 401k, profit sharing, dental, vision, etc. You mean you cannot comprehend that? Businesses do this as a way of attracting better people to their business as a perk. It is not an obligation.
Next time you have to apply for or renew your insurance, you will note they are called benefits … not rights.
Next thing you are going to tell me that a business must offer a 401k and must match at a specific %.
Next thing you will tell us is that a business must offer you transportation and food while you are working.
The point that I am getting at is that businesses did this because they wanted to, not because they had to. Next, because of this ridiculous mandate you will see businesses stop offering insurance and workers will lose their insurance and be given the equivalent of medicaid. What part about Medicare is an unsustainable situation don’t you get? Now you are going to want a single payer system that is Medicare on roids? You live in an alternate universe where you think $’s grow on trees.
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