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posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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Franchise owners come to Washington to plead for ObamaCare relief

Owners of McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts franchises and some others are seeking waivers from the PPACA.

They cite issues as cost and reduction of workers' hours to avoid those added expenses.

Apparently they are 'Lobbying' for support of a Congressional Bill called the 'Save American Workers Act'.

I suppose if enough 'waivers' are eventually granted, there would even more pressure on the already bloated ObamaCare. How many more before the waivers outnumber the 'exchange' people ?



Franchise restaurant owners have come to Washington seeking a change to ObamaCare that they say could prevent them from having to cut their employees’ hours.

The healthcare law requires large employers to provide insurance to employees who work at least 30 hours per week.

Franchise owners say the employer mandate threatens to erase their narrow profit margins and are telling lawmakers they need to overhaul the law before it’s too late.

“Employees won’t have the hours they need, and they won’t get employer-sponsored healthcare, either,” said Steve Caldeira, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA).

I imagine people need full time hours in order to be able to pay the exchange rates !


Franchise owners come to Washington to plead for ObamaCare relief


The plan is going along just fine eh?




posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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Great idea ACA.
Grotesquely implemented unfortunately.
Why we didn't follow a british model is beyond me.

In any case the ACA life is numbered.
Come next election the guy that runs on an anti ACA platform has my vote.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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The problem with running the anti-ACA platform is that the government created such a mess with the PPACA that revoking it flat out will put us in a worse position then before it was passed. The mess this bill has caused along with the results of if they repealed it almost make it seem like this was their endgame. Basically, the Democrats railroaded the biggest stinking turd of legislation through Congress that they could for the sole purpose to get it on the books and then work to fix it from there. However, I see nothing good coming from this and it being largely unfixable. October 1st draws near



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:15 PM
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Poor poor francise owners


Instead of making 500K a year they will only make 350-400K

What is the world coming to where fat cats are no longer exploiting workers but have to actually support them!!!!

A sad sad day for all



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:19 PM
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Meanwhile the wages of their workers are stagnate and their franchise profits are ever increasing.

Why would they want their burger flippers or cashiers to get healthcare when they can just work them to death for minimum wage and behind their backs take out a insurance policy on their lives?

If they could... they would lobby for the ability to pay them nothing and bury their corpses under the parking lots.

Its also worth mentioning that these people are making your food... keeping it sanitary. These workers could literally kill you by not paying attention to proper food safety. You want to pay them less? You want them to be unhealthy and sick? These people FEED YOU!!!!! Your putting a gun in your own mouth.

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posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:37 PM
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Because the do not understand just how true this is.




posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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IkNOwSTuff
Poor poor francise owners


Instead of making 500K a year they will only make 350-400K

What is the world coming to where fat cats are no longer exploiting workers but have to actually support them!!!!

A sad sad day for all


Interesting point, can you site some statistics that bear out this sentiment? What franchises are you speaking of.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 03:47 PM
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Wertdagf
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Its also worth mentioning that these people are making your food... keeping it sanitary. These workers could literally kill you by not paying attention to proper food safety. You want to pay them less? You want them to be unhealthy and sick? These people FEED YOU!!!!! Your putting a gun in your own mouth.

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It's also worth mentioning that if you don't do your job you get fired, and if you have food safety violations you get shut down. Both paths lead to being unemployed. Idle threats are a very weak attempt, and show that there is no hand to be played. Bottom line, if you don't like your job better your education and move on, or put in the time and move up.

Burger flipper isn't a career, it's a temporary low end job and should be paid as such.
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posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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I know.
Instead of that Mercedes they'll have to settle for an Infiniti
Woe is them.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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It's still a job. A job should have some conditions applied. Even if it's temporary, you're still going to need something more than $7.25.

Employees shouldn't be grateful for a job, employers should be grateful for employees.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 05:21 PM
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What I am surprised is that most owners have not used the law against Obamacare. That being that it is required that if any business that has more than 50 employees. So all they have to do is simply drop down the number of employees to under that amount and they would be exempt. Or do what so many are doing, and that is in short just hiring part time employees and cease hiring full time employees.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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The way we fund Barry's plan is that we just gut the overly bloated military budget and all our wars against non whites. Cut into the MIC's profits for the betterment of our citizens rather than keeping those profits high for the benefit of the few.

Take 10 mins to craft a loophole free bill.

Derek



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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sdcigarpig
What I am surprised is that most owners have not used the law against Obamacare. That being that it is required that if any business that has more than 50 employees. So all they have to do is simply drop down the number of employees to under that amount and they would be exempt. Or do what so many are doing, and that is in short just hiring part time employees and cease hiring full time employees.


That requirement isn't in effect yet.

Wait and see.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Many companies are not waiting for such, they are taking action now as to prevent being burdened with the problems of this over bloated law, that is a drain on the country.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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sdcigarpig
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Many companies are not waiting for such, they are taking action now as to prevent being burdened with the problems of this over bloated law, that is a drain on the country.


Yep, and the burden on employees will get worse.

Many will be forced onto the exchanges at high rates and may not qualify for subsidies or Medicaid.

This will create a super-notch group of people working less hours and having higher expenses.

IMO, it's all part of the plan to degrade the middle class into goat herds.

Medicaid will be overburdened too.



posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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seems a lot don't understand franchising on here.

While the Corporations may make massive profits.
A franchise is an authorized seller of a corporations goods.

Almost every Mcdonalds or Dunkin Donuts you go to is an independent franchise which means they get the store
profits and all the overheads for that particular store.

So, they purchase product from McDonalds Corp. but the franchise owner is responsible for all of the bills of that particular establishment.

Not all franchise make profit it is basically a small business.

McDonalds Corp. makes most of their money by selling their product to these authorized establishments.

Maybe you so called "corporate bashers" should learn a bit about business before attacking things you know little to nothing about.

You are actually harming people that may live similar to you but provide jobs for their community.
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posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 08:05 PM
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Handling food with the potential to kill, if improperly handled or stored, shouldn't be a such a menial job to anyone.

If someone was stupid enough they could claim any job is menial and deserving of low wages. You just keep on rationalizing.....



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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Privateinquotations
seems a lot don't understand franchising on here.

While the Corporations may make massive profits.
A franchise is an authorized seller of a corporations goods.

Almost every Mcdonalds or Dunkin Donuts you go to is an independent franchise which means they get the store
profits and all the overheads for that particular store.

So, they purchase product from McDonalds Corp. but the franchise owner is responsible for all of the bills of that particular establishment.

Not all franchise make profit it is basically a small business.

McDonalds Corp. makes most of their money by selling their product to these authorized establishments.

Maybe you so called "corporate bashers" should learn a bit about business before attacking things you know little to nothing about.

You are actually harming people that may live similar to you but provide jobs for their community.
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BS

Franchise owners as a general rule are lazy people looking to make easy money.
I know many franchise owners, if they wanted to help their communities why not start a burger joint and buy the produce from local farmers?

I feel no sympathy for people who not only lack any creativity or originality but are basically greedy, show me a franchise owner who is doing it for his community and not the easy money that the brand brings and Ill bare my backside on Bourke St.

Which ever way you look at it franchises are a problem and not a solution to all the economic issues you guys have



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 05:03 AM
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Does providing jobs for people in your community not help the community?

Sweeping generalizations do not change this fact. If all it took to own a franchise was lazy people we would all own one.

Not all of them thrive the way people think they do.

Do you provide jobs for a community with your own original idea or do you just attack other people for not doing so?



posted on Sep, 18 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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Privateinquotations
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Does providing jobs for people in your community not help the community?

Sweeping generalizations do not change this fact. If all it took to own a franchise was lazy people we would all own one.

Not all of them thrive the way people think they do.

Do you provide jobs for a community with your own original idea or do you just attack other people for not doing so?


Actually I do provide jobs for the community and also help people who have been out of work find employment. I currently employ 16 people and the jobs they are in did not exist till I made them!!!!

Your right not ALL franchise owners are lazy, I apologise for the generalisation.
The VAST MAJORITY of them are lazy and greedy.
You dont/cant do anything original, you take someone elses tried and tested idea, throw some money at it and then expect it to bring you a great return.

Using fast food as our example, you pay people a crap wage, you work them hard, the produce you get isnt healthy, the meat you use comes from some of the worst factory farms that exist were the animals are basically tortured there whole lives.

To people who come up through the ranks of an organisation its a bit different in that they probably arent lazy.

To look at it another way, yeah you provide what? maybe 30 min wage jobs to a community, fantastic.
The company you are involved with has cost the community hundreds of jobs by sending jobs overseas to increase profits.

Franchises (Insert thumbs down icon)






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