Move over Chick-fil-A, fast food is getting political again. Papa John´s came under fire this week when CEO John Schnatter floated a plan to cut worker hours to reduce spiking employee health care costs under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. Now, Applebee´s is being boycotted after a major New York area Applebee´s franchise owner Zane Tankel threatened a hiring freeze and possible layoffs as a result of the president´s healthcare plan. Twitter immediately erupted with calls for a boycott. ´So far I´ve seen Papa John´s and Applebees threatening to fire people since their choice didn´t win the
Comments: "Since their choice didn´t win the election"??? I take it this ill-educated person means "because" and not "since"? As for the boycott:
Lessee, Papa John´s for dinner tomorrow night, Applebee´s for lunch on Tuesday.
It´s not a "threat", it´s simply recognizing reality and what it will take to stay in business. These are things which leftist idiots don´t understand, they believe federal mandates are somehow divine edicts which have no adverse consequences.
These boycott morons don´t realize if they boycott the restaurants the workers will get their hours cut even more. Less customers less money less staff needed. It will all be clearer when Zero appoints his new Secretary of Business
Why doesn´t Obama nationalize all restaurants. It´s not fair some can afford to eat out more then others. Many companies and probably many hospitals will be laying off because of Obmacare and the Obama recession that is coming.
obama knows NOTHING about how to run a business. At this very moment an excellent businessman with years of success is shaking his head. Dems actually think it is just so easy. They need a new show. Find five people who want to start a business, give them, oh I don´t know, a million or two and let´s see if they can actually make a go of it when it all comes down on their back. God help us. It is going to be such a mess.
Choices are getting so easy. First the idiots self identify with their Obama-Biden stickers and yard signs. Then they start pointing out all of the places where they will not congregate. Smoke free AND Dem free is my kind of restaurant.
There is a one year reachback contained in kenyacare, to deal with this likely outcome. The actual impact of kenyacare will be lots of overtime for the employment pool at a given employer, rather than adding one additional new employee. the net effect of kenyacare will be to sustain the high levels of unemployment in the U.S. Any competent economist could have told President Zero that such a thing would happen. But President Zero doesn´t give a darn about high unemployment. He is immunized, since the low information voters reelected him.
It must start at the top (Obama) and trickle down thru most of his supporters - total ignorance of economics. Do they think businesses are in business just to have fun or pass the time of day. Really depressing to read of such lack of knowledge.
The Chick-Fil-A turnout was different from this. With Chick-Fil_A, the mayors of Boston and other cities said they were not permitted to operate in ther cities. Having government banning a business is an entirely different thing from citizens (however idiotic) boycotting a business. But I´ll certainly eat at Applebee´s to show support.
#22, the funny thing is, many competent economists did tell Obama what would happen. He didn´t pay any attention because, as he once said, he knows more about any given job or subject than the person hired to do that job.
Yes a boycott will force them to hire more employees!!!
Continue the executions until morale improves !!!!
These literal retards. I was reading "Human Action" this morning wherein von Mises says the the original Liberals sought to increase societal cooperation through appeals to reason in order to benefit from the Division of Labor, which he says is the only way for mankind to advance.
These retards want "cooperation" through edict, which, if you think about it for a minute, retards, is not "cooperation."
Most restaurants operate on skimpy profit margins.Sometimes they just make on the drinks they sell.But don´t expect today´s schools to educate kids on the difference between profit and profit margin.Walmart makes a huge gross profit but it´s only $5000 per employee compared to Microsoft or Exxon making $250,000+ per employee.
My guess is big retail is waiting to see what Walmart does with Obamacare and will follow suit.
We are in the middle of a Civil War. No one will die from fighting. (Yet) Do what you can to help our cause. Boycott NFN media( non Fox News ) don´t go to leftist movies,stay away from leftist owned businesses, de program indoctrinated public educated students, de program college students, purge yourself from leftist " friends" they are our enemy. This may sound extreme but does anybody have a better idea?
Correction: this is not "liberal" thinking, it is leftist thinking. These leftist idiots have no clue how economics work. Yes, Obama was told that it would hurt business but he said it wouldn´t and all his ignorant followers believed him.
Anyone who doesn´t understand that a business that loses business also cuts back on employees--or folds completely--is someone whose life is governed by illogic.
Years ago, I had a conversation with a reporter who was thrilled at the notion of Gore becoming president because, as she said, "He´ll stop all the logging in Maine!" I asked what the unemployed loggers would do. Her reply: "Oh, they can find something else." I said, "Yes, they´ll probably all enroll at Johns Hopkins to become neurosurgeons." She stomped off in a snit.
One of the left´s heroes, the late Senator George McGovern, ran a Country Inn/Bed & Breakfast after he left politics. He remarked that it was one of the hardest jobs he ever had, and that he wished he had run that business BEFORE he went into politics, because that experience would have helped him in Congress.
#17: "...Since and Because are interchangeable" #27: "Put some ice on that and call a waaa-mbulance."
My own comment: I own a business, and I have cut hours to make sure I have no full time employees.
For those panty wetters across the aisle, I also increased the hourly wages for the few I employ who are on fixed wages. The others are on commission, and understand that have themselves to depend on for a raise.
Slow down before you decide to launch an anti-boycott at Applebees or Papa John´s. Wait until you see what actually HAPPENS. Remember when the Susan G. Komen Foundation was being vilified for cutting support for Planned Parenthood? Conservatives leaped into action, showering them with money, only to have the Komen Foundation backtrack and fall back in line with PP. And with all those yummy conservative dollars safely deposited in the bank. When the layoff notices actually go out, will be the time to demonstrate support.
Sounds like ValJar has called out her army of student stooges. I remember she said that she would have an army behind her in order to get her agenda accomplished. What is it with this administration and "behind".
Otherwise it is just another case of the supporters of the "takers" spittin´ on the "makers".
amusing, these financial morons don´t seem to understand that this has nothing to do with the owners´ politics and everything to do with the bottom line. There´s gonna be a whole lot of hour cutting going on. This is only the beginning...
Sure, go ahead and get more people laid off you boneheads! Pretty soon you´ll wind up boycotting yourself one of these days because of your raging ignorance and inability to see the forest for the trees!
Sorry, but I gave up on Applebee´s back in July when I went through Eau Claire and stopped at one. It had a NO CCW sign in the window. I talked to the manager and he said it was policy for the group running the area stores.
Got back to Cincinnati and found the same thing. They don´t respect my right to carry, I don´t respect their wishes to take my money.
Good more companies should do this until Ocare is striken. Maybe they will realize that a majority of Americans said NO to it, however they found a way to shove it down our throats anyway, the answer is still NO, NO, NO...
How pathetic, watching people throw a fit when they witness the unintended consequences resulting from this shortsighted Obamacare garbage. News flash: private business owners have to make decisions to stay profitable. That´s right, I said the "P" word, profit. Lefty types think it´s evil to want to make a profit, but without the promise of (and delivered) profit, why would a business owner put their livelihood at risk to run a business (and therefore, employee others) in the first place? Will these same idiots boycott every small business that closes their doors? Will they boycott the doctors who leave their practices because of the paperwork flood?
If it weren´t a sure sign of things to come, it would almost be comical.
Misplaced anger on the part of our sore winners once again. Ummm, your guys crafed the law and passed the law through Congress and your main man signed off on it. The loophole was written into the law by, yeah, you guys. I´d suggest you go to your favorite Dem Congressman and your buddy O and ask them why they allowed it in the bill. Sounds like a great question at O´s next press conference.
Proof #87,425,112 that lie-berals are incapable of applying logic, reason or facts to anything. Period. It´s like they are missing that part of their brains.
They only understand feelings, and it just feels to them that those mean old businesses are being meanies. They honestly feel that businesses should exist to serve their employees, not their customers or owners. So they feel like this boycott will force this mean old Applebee´s to change their minds.
Yes, it´s the same level of idiotic feelings that caused these same lie-berals to vote for NØbama in November, even thoug that means far fewer jobs and many more yeas of living in their parents basements or being a part-time waiter at Applebee´s even though they have that woman´s study degree from some overpriced private college...
An aviation technician accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at a Kansas airport has been arrested today. Terry Lee Loewen, 58, was arrested on Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport in Wichita, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. [Snip] Grissom said the 58-year-old spent months developing his plan of driving a car filled with explosives into the airport, triggering the bomb and killing himself in a suicide mission. He was arrested at 5.30am this morning after he tried to open a gate on to the tarmac at the airport with his security pass.
A man has been arrested in the US state of Kansas and accused of planning to detonate a suicide car bomb at an airport, authorities have said. Terry Lee Loewen, 58, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Mr Loewen, an aviation technician, does not appear to have been affiliated with any religious group, police said. Authorities said Mr Loewen was snared by undercover FBI investigators and the public was never in danger. "There was no breach of Mid-Continent´s Airport´s security," said Kansas US Attorney Barry Grissom in a statement. "At no time was the safety of travellers or members
Under-strain A&E* units have missed the target to see patients within four hours for the first time this winter. In further sign of a growing crisis in emergency departments, the NHS in England failed to ensure that 95 percent cases were dealt with within the time limit. Health bosses said they had always known this winter ‘would be difficult’ but critics said that it could be a sign of worse to come. It is the first time that the four-hour waiting time target has not been met since April and comes amid warnings that expected winter pressures are only just
At least two people were reported to have been shot at a Colorado high school on Friday on the eve of the anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Police said a student was taken in “serious condition” with a gunshot wound to local hospital after confronting another armed student at about 12.30pm local time. Police said that the suspect was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted wound inside Arapahoe High School in Littleton in the suburban outskirts of Denver. He was a male student at the school who police said wanted to “confront” a teacher at the school. The teacher was
Iran is openly defying the United States, insisting that ´the structure of sanctions has cracked and its collapse has started.´ The statement from Tehran came Thursday night via the state-run FARS news service, even as a top Treasury Department official sought to reassure the world that ´the sanctions pressure on Iran will continue to mount.´ Iran walked out of talks in Geneva designed to implement a deal struck on Nov. 24, following the Obama administration´s decision to take a hard line on enforcing sanctions against companies that assist Tehran with its nuclear program. Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence
A landmark budget agreement that passed in the U.S. House on Thursday faces certain death in the Senate unless at least five Republicans step up to support it--but so far there are no takers at all. The GOP´s Senate leaders plan to launch a procedural effort to kill the plan over a laundry list of objections--including a claim that it short-changes military veterans and other government retirees. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin conceded that he needs to find Republicans who will vote for the measure after Republicans announced their intention Thursday night to block the deal. ´We need Republican votes to pass
Ten years after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is at risk of becoming a failed state again as al-Qaeda reclaims vast swathes of the country. Friday’s anniversary of the Iraqi dictator’s arrest sees the country still struggling with his legacy, with al-Qaeda launching a fresh campaign of terrorist atrocities from new territory carved out in western and northern Iraq. Backed by jihadists fighting the civil war in neighbouring Syria, the group is trying to create an “emirate” straddling the two countries, taking advantage of the collapse in security across the border. Road signs have even been put up proclaiming
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white. On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled “ Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore .” The popular news host told viewers of “The Kelly File,” her hit FNC program, “When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, ‘Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it´s racist to have a white Santa.’ And by the way, for all you kids
Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they
Columnist Charles Krauthammer attacked new Obamacare rules unveiled by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a late Thursday conference call, saying the Obama administration is “approach[ing] banana republic lawlessness” by issuing the decrees. Krauthammer spoke with Fox News’ Bret Baier on a panel with Juan Williams and Judge Andrew Napolitano, as the three reacted to Sebelius’ new directives for insurance companies. “This is exactly a reaction to a deep understanding among Democrats that [Obamacare] is a train wreck,” he said. “And it’s a panic reaction. As the judge said, this is utterly lawless. This now approaches banana republic lawlessness.
WASHINGTON – It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of the budget deal.“Embrace the suck,” House minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats Thursday morning, a source told Politico.“We need to get this off the table so we can go forward,” she added. It’s a way of telling her colleagues the budget deal negotiated with Republicans is the best they can get. Democrats are fuming that the bipartisan budget deal doesn’t extend unemployment benefits for more than a million Americans. One of Pelosi’s top lieutenants, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Thursday it