Now that President Obama has been granted a second term, Speaker John Boehner has declared that Obamacare is “the law of the land.” It is now close to impossible to repeal.
Liberal parasites love this, naturally, but business owners do not–naturally.
Conservatives warned of the consequences of such a law as Obamacare, but liberals wouldn’t hear any of it. They want something, but they don’t want to pay the natural consequences of that thing. They have no understanding of personal responsibility.
One of the aspects of Obamacare is that businesses with fifty or more employees will be required to buy healthcare for their employees who work thirty hours or more per week. There is a natural consequence to this; namely, that this costs businesses money.
CEOs are in the business of business in order to expand it, make it better, and this cannot be done without making a profit. So what’s a CEO to do?
Take Papa John’s Pizza founder and CEO John Schnatter. He calculates that the new healthcare law will essentially add 11 to 14 cents to the cost of a pizza. So if he wishes not to lose money, he has to raise the cost of his pizza, fire a bunch of people, or reduce their hours to part-time.
It is now looking like he will be doing all three of these things, but that’s his business decision. Papa John’s is not a charity, it is a business, and like all businesses it must now make a business decision about how to deal with the burden that is Obamacare.
There is presently a liberal campaign to boycott Papa John’s for their actions.
Now think about that–people are boycotting a business for trying to stay in business. This is completely asinine. I said as much on Twitter, and I got this incredible response from a liberal who thought he was making a brilliantly witty rebuttal: “[S]o they’re gonna go out of business for having healthier employees?”
This is the stupidity we conservatives have to deal with–liberals who think that having health insurance creates more profit. With this logic, shouldn’t every business owner allot each employee his own personal nurse to stand by his side at all hours on the clock? It doesn’t get much healthier than that, so any business that enacted such a policy would surely be booming, right? Hiring all those nurses won’t bankrupt the company at all, right?
Jon Stewart said on his show that John Schnatter is just being an “a**hole.”
Oh? Then what would you call a government that coerces people to buy whatever product the government dictates?
[Side note: In response to the liberals’ boycott of Papa John’s, conservatives are engaging in a “buycott” of Papa John’s today, November 16, if you feel like participating. Just order a pizza from them. (It’s similar to the conservatives’ reaction to Chick-fil-A’s CEO standing up for traditional marriage earlier this summer.)]