Originally posted by Crakeur
It's a smart tactic in the sense that he's going to raise the prices to cover the cost of Obamacare but he's going to do it in a manner that makes Obama, and his plan, the enemy, not him.
It's a moronic tactic because there will be many people who won't eat at his restaurants as a result and, more important, if obamacare is overhauled, or reversed, in later years, he will be forced to remove the surcharge whereas, if he just raised his prices, he wouldn't have the same need to remove the obamacare increases as the customers won't know the primary reason for the increase in the first place.
Originally posted by hawkiye
ha ha ha too funny how everyone is bagging on this guy for being greedy when all the other restaurants will just raise their prices and not say a word. But all the geniuses claim they will take their business elsewhere (and pay the same higher prices but not have to think about why) and the severs will look elsewhere so they can get better tips. LOL higher prices will effect tips whether they are known or not. At least this guy is letting the people know why the prices are higher...
Here is my prediction his business will do just fine. More businesses should do this so people can start getting a clue on how things actually work instead of thinking prices rise by osmosis and welfare grows freely on trees and stop supporting idiots like Obama Bush Romney Clinton and the whole anti-liberty crowd that has been ruining this country for decades...
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Originally posted by iwilliam
It is true that lots of businesses pull crap like this in response to stuff like tax hikes or obamacare-- but maybe these scumbags have gotten enough of a "free ride" of the sweat of the backs of their employees. See? The tables can spin on that one, too.....
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
reply to post by inverslyproportional
He will alienate some and encourage others. I imagine his goal is to shed light on the costs of "free healthcare."
Time will tell if his idea pans out.
Actions have consequences.
That goes for both sides here.
He passed the cost on so what?
Originally posted by neo96
Those who create business aren't in it to work for free even tho quite a few people think those owners should.
When it costs more to keep the doors open than they take in costs are cut ever single day business input costs increase without fail,.
That business owner is already paying for unemployment insurance, they are already paying for 6% of the SS benefits, and some genius said make them pay for healthcare too.
Then he has to pay for everything else, real estate loans,equipment loans, food, complying with department of health standards etc.
He passed the cost on so what?
If the employee is not working for charity neither is the business owner and for those who say they can afford to pay for it?
No they don't if they could they already would have been,edit on 15-11-2012 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Thepump
That's why we need universal healthcare.
It's only a matter of time.
Originally posted by Indigo5
Hmm...Hamburgers is his biggest seller and beef prices have increased nearly 100% over the past few years...and yet he is going to tag a 5% Obamacare preium on peoples bill for an expense that he hasn't incurred yet and doesn't know if it will cost him anything?
I smell idealogical retard...