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...
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