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well well, :eusa_shhh:

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Operators evaluate money-saving options before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect

October 17, 2012 | By Erin Dostal


In light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, restaurant companies and franchisees are looking into ways to lower costs to save money, including cutting employee hours.

“What we’re seeing is that this health care law puts unique challenges on chain restaurants,” said Rob Green, executive director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants. “The law will have cost implications on a lot of different business sectors, but restaurants and retail are in the bull’s eye.”

Specifically, two parts of the PPACA may raise costs for restaurant chains: The definition of full-time employees as those who work 30 or more hours per week, rather than the traditional 37-40 hours per week, and the fact that the law applies to any business with more than 50 employees — a number some say will discourage franchise growth.


“These are going to be costs, and companies have to figure out how to manage them…the options are limited,” Green said. Many restaurant companies don’t know exactly how the health care law will impact them, he added, so this early analysis may be crucial.

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Trumpism is ugly, and Leftism is absurd
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There will be plenty more of this, as I suspect the authors of the ACA anticipated when they wrote this pig of a bill.

Absolutely asinine that we attach health coverage to employment.

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Obama continues to beat the living shit out of our working poor with his punishingly regressive policies.
 

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Great....shitty service will sure help their business. Opens the door for more competition.
 

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Great....shitty service will sure help their business. Opens the door for more competition.
In case you haven't been paying attention, growth in the business world is pretty sluggish because of the vagaries in cost requirements inflicted by this administration's policies. In other words, the competition isn't there, you're stuck with obama service.
 

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My husband has asthma. We just found out that our ER is going to be shut down again. Again.

Again. In a left wing province. Paying into socialized healthcare for decades.

The closest we will be for him is over an hour away. The funeral home is closer. Take a look at Obamacare closely.

This future is yours.
 

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Of course, the "commiebuster" has to jack off again.

You're like a combination of a broken record and a broken clock.....you keep repeating the same bullshit and you're right twice in a 24 hour period.....and the last part is giving you way too much credit.
 

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ACA is a clusterfuck that the Dems, Pelosi, Reid and Barry have foisted on us.

Nobody read the fucking thing and they could care as they will be covered by we taxpayers for the rest of their miserable lives.

We can't afford ours HC but will be providing theirs till they all croak.

Way ta go Dems.
 

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ACA is a clusterfuck that the Dems, Pelosi, Reid and Barry have foisted on us.

Nobody read the fucking thing and they could care as they will be covered by we taxpayers for the rest of their miserable lives.

We can't afford ours HC but will be providing theirs till they all croak.

Way ta go Dems.
That little jackoff Anthony Weiner wrote it in the backroom before he was run from office.
 

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Great....shitty service will sure help their business. Opens the door for more competition.
In case you haven't been paying attention, growth in the business world is pretty sluggish because of the vagaries in cost requirements inflicted by this administration's policies. In other words, the competition isn't there, you're stuck with obama service.
Your side should have demanded a public option along with the Dems. the small increase in taxation compared to the cost of covering an employee would have been well worth it....Imagine the freedom that small businesses would have if they didn't have to factor in Health coverage into their expenses.....Imagine the freedom that the employees would have by not having to worry about finding a job that included health coverage.

But hey.....as Ron White says...."you can't fix stupid".
 

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Great....shitty service will sure help their business. Opens the door for more competition.
In case you haven't been paying attention, growth in the business world is pretty sluggish because of the vagaries in cost requirements inflicted by this administration's policies. In other words, the competition isn't there, you're stuck with obama service.
Your side should have demanded a public option along with the Dems. the small increase in taxation compared to the cost of covering an employee would have been well worth it....Imagine the freedom that small businesses would have if they didn't have to factor in Health coverage into their expenses.....Imagine the freedom that the employees would have by not having to worry about finding a job that included health coverage.

But hey.....as Ron White says...."you can't fix stupid".
Spoken like a commie gubmint employee.


oh wait







You are!


LOL
 

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In case you haven't been paying attention, growth in the business world is pretty sluggish because of the vagaries in cost requirements inflicted by this administration's policies. In other words, the competition isn't there, you're stuck with obama service.
Your side should have demanded a public option along with the Dems. the small increase in taxation compared to the cost of covering an employee would have been well worth it....Imagine the freedom that small businesses would have if they didn't have to factor in Health coverage into their expenses.....Imagine the freedom that the employees would have by not having to worry about finding a job that included health coverage.

But hey.....as Ron White says...."you can't fix stupid".
Spoken like a commie gubmint employee.


oh wait







You are!


LOL
Ooooohhhhh.....commiebuster strikes again.....yawn. Got nothing? ATTACK!
 

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Joe taxpayer has been subsidizing the healthcare costs of restaurant employees for generations. Bring them in, let the customer pick up the bulk of their salaries through tips and if they get sick......go to the emergency room and declare yourself as unable to pay
 

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My husband has asthma. We just found out that our ER is going to be shut down again. Again.

Again. In a left wing province. Paying into socialized healthcare for decades.

The closest we will be for him is over an hour away. The funeral home is closer. Take a look at Obamacare closely.

This future is yours.
Did you read what you just posted?

And you think our healthcare system is not busted? Who do you think has fought for fifty years against ANY healthcare reform
 

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Expect to see more part time ,no benefit low wage jobs as obamacare comes on line, and many business going under as a result of forced healthcare.....

$obamacarelines.jpg
 

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Great....shitty service will sure help their business. Opens the door for more competition.

Well said.

The Fox Newsies in the thread offer the same tired straw men. They are pathetic.
 

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McDonald's made over a billion dollars in profit last year. Burger King's profit was up 60%. Dine Equity, which owns Applebee's and IHOP, earned a profit of $27 million just in the last quarter of 2011.

The point is that they can afford any costs related to the ACA, but don't want to. Instead, they threaten to further screw their already underpaid employees.

This is just another example of corporations trying to frighten their employees into voting for Romney, the same as the Koch brothers have done with their letter threatening the loss of their jobs if Romney doesn't win.

Ask yourself this question: WHY are global corporations so afraid of Obama that they will do anything it takes, to anybody, to prevent his re-election? It's not that they haven't been profitable under his administration (they clearly have or they wouldn't have the billion dollars they've donated to prevent his re-election), so it must be something else, right?

Let me tell you what it is. They really are afraid that the tight bonds which link global corporations to the federal government might actually be broken, that their behind the scenes raiding of the public treasury might come to an end.

We all talk about how much control corporations have over our government. Here is a chance to really do something about it, but it will take voting for Obama to achieve it this time.

Do you REALLY want to win back our country from the influence of big money and big corporations? Badly enough to vote your future, rather than you emotions?
 

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If Obamacare is hurting businesses so much, Romneycare is hurting it more.
Obamacare Versus Romneycare:
How Similar Are They?

How Each Plan Affects Businesses
Romney's plan for Massachusetts requires that any business with 11 or more full-time employees offer health insurance to their workers or pay a penalty.
Obamacare requires only large businesses (over 50 full-time employees) to offer health insurance or face a penalty.
A major difference between the two plans is that Obamacare includes a tax credit for small businesses that choose to offer coverage to their workers and Romneycare does not. The credits work on a sliding scale as long as the business has a maximum of 25 employees and pays average annual wages below $50,000.
Currently, small businesses are eligible for a 35 percent tax credit, but in 2014, the credit increases to 50 percent. The maximum credit of 50 percent will only be granted to businesses with less than 10 employees whose average annual wages are less than $25,000.
Brad Burd: Obamacare Versus Romneycare: How Similar Are They?
 

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