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´I can´t afford it´: Denny´s fast-food
boss to charge customers 5 per-
cent extra as businesses prepare
for the arrival of Obamacare

Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/15/2012 1:29:21 AM

President Obama´s election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centrepiece 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

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Great idea for other businesses to copy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/15/2012 1:32:18 AM     (No. 9015270)

Looks like the moocher class is going to get a 4 year crash course in Reality.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/15/2012 1:53:02 AM     (No. 9015282)

Yes, just as the sales tax is added to the bill as a separate, identifiable charge, the Obamacare tax should also be tacked on and highlighted for everyone to see. Hiding this cost in the basic price would be benefit the dims and hurt the businesses.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/15/2012 1:57:51 AM     (No. 9015286)

The Denny´s pictured is on Powell Street at the 80 Freeway north bound on ramp in Emeryville in northern California near Berserkly.

If I was desperate for a "Grand Slam", I would not go here.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: daddy, 11/15/2012 3:05:14 AM     (No. 9015303)

Interesting to see how many posters to the Daily Mail story foolishly think the owner is to be faulted for not sucking up all the cost himself. According to their comments, the HuffPo linked the story and explained to them some stupid idea about why the owner is at fault.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BreakRight, 11/15/2012 3:16:36 AM     (No. 9015307)

Ya mean there´s no free lunch? Not even at Denny´s?

You´d have to be an idiot not to see this coming.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/15/2012 3:22:42 AM     (No. 9015309)

This is only the tip of the iceberg in consumer inflation bought on by Obamacare.The morons who thought Obamacare was going to be free are due for a huge wake up call.

The whole liberal scheme behind Obamacare was to break the back of business and had nothing to do with healthcare. The government didn´t have to take over the whole industry to get a few more million insured,if you want to call it that.

Now the moronic let can´t believe the cost is being passed onto consumers because they have been brainwashed into thinking business has endless caches of money.

McDonald´s sales are headed south,maybe because of the economy or the food nazis.McDonald´s Inc. may have some dough but the stores are franchises that take forever to pay back the original start up costs.They pay a royalty to use the name. All this stuff costs money and they have very skimpy profit margins.Now they have to figure out how to absorb Obamacare.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/15/2012 3:59:06 AM     (No. 9015318)

Yes, 5, but they didn´t see it coming because they are financially ignorant and have been taught not to be responsible for paying for things, just getting things handed to them.

I think the idea of breaking out the Obamacare surcharge is an excellent one.

All this makes me think of The Won´s call to vote for revenge. He´s really going to stick it to people in business.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/15/2012 5:00:24 AM     (No. 9015347)

It looks like the so-called poor with their EBT cards are going to pay for Barrycare after all. I say anyone using an EBT card should have a second charge after the Barrycare charge. They can call it the EBT charge and make the rate 25%.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: lancelink1, 11/15/2012 6:45:52 AM     (No. 9015434)

This gut is obviously a racist hater not happy with the election results. We should boycott all Denny´s until they suck it up and give us a free breakfast.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/15/2012 7:25:05 AM     (No. 9015490)

Hey, Mr. White Rich Guy .... you should be forced to sell the cushy house you call home and dig into your personal savings account to appease employees. The government says you must ´share the wealth.´ s/o


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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56, 11/15/2012 8:00:22 AM     (No. 9015549)

The local fishwrap ran an article, in the little-read business section, today, over a week AFTER the election about the impact of all the new Obama taxes, increase of the tax rates we have had since 2001 (note I didn´t say end of the Bush tax cuts), Obamacare and whatever.

Everybody´s taxes went up. Even the poor went up $300 or so, but the middle class ($50K was around $2500). Over a million it was something like $216,000.

Couple of things ...

1. A real media would have been running those articles DURING the campaign, so that people would KNOW that the increase wasn´t all gonna be foisted on "the rich."

2. Since the Obama campaign aides otherwise known as the "media" weren´t going to do that, why didn´t Romney or some SuperPAC run ad after ad saying, "Elect Obama, here´s what it will cost YOU!"

Heck, I was waiting for Romney to once say that his plan to increase taxes was for people to get jobs that paid enough for them to PAY INCOME TAXES!

I like the idea of a tax surcharge to bills. Kinda like all the fees and such you get dinged when you rent a car.

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