So let me get this straight. Obama (well, really the interests who actually wrote the thing) proposes a bill which will require businesses to pay more for health care for their employees based on various criteria, one of which is hours worked. Conservatives say this is a bad idea because it'll either mean that the businesses will have to charge more for their goods to pay the extra cost *or* adjust their workers hours to avoid providing the extra pay. The bill gets passed anyway, and now that businesses are responding exactly as they have to instead of it being Obama's fault, it's theirs?
My understanding is that if the employers weren't a bunch of worthless @#%^s they wouldn't be incurring additional costs since they'd already be providing healthcare benefits for their employees.
Them and every other chain store businesses which doesn't give benefits to part time workers (which is nearly all of them). So why single out Papa John's? Seriously. Think about that.
I also don't buy the whole sob story about how they have to increase prices and sh*t. There's always the option of just going "you know what, we'll just eat that cost because we're still making boatloads of profit and it's the right thing to do". Profit margins becoming slightly less gargantuan is not the same thing as losing money.
Er? Yes. It's exactly the same thing. WTF?
Edited, Mar 14th 2013 11:28am by gbaji