**Bumped Up from TAM Wire**
A Post by TX Soldier
As prices go up and Real after Double Tax Wages go down far fewer people will eat at Denny’s.
Great, now more Wagon Riders and even fewer Wagon Pullers. At some point, the Pullers give up and sit down.
Hard to tax people who have nothing left to tax.
Note from Tammy: This sort of thing, in addition to inflation, is really going to impact things. This is the Obama legacy, a Scorched Earth policy that might not kill business but makes it even more difficult to keep it going. The impact on employees and customers, as with all regulations, will be massive. I understand businesses needing to do this to adapt. I blame the Dumb Bastard and his minions. Did they not consider this would happen? Obama may in fact be deliberately forcing us into becoming a ‘Part-Time’ nation, hoping the super-majority of Americans will become a ‘Coalition of the Poor,’ perpetually reliant on government to make ends meet.
PS: I love Denny’s, especially their Moons Over My Hammy sammy.
President Obama’s election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power – but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring.
Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny’s and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers’ bills and will reduce his employees’ hours.
With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is ‘the only alternative. I’ve got to pass on the cost to the customer.’
The fast-food business owner is set to hold meetings at his restaurants in December where he will tell employees, ‘that because of Obamacare, we are going to be cutting front-of-the-house employees to under 30 hours, effective immediately.’
‘I think it’s a terrible thing. It’s ridiculous that the maximum hours we can give people is 28 hours a week instead of 40,’ said Metz to the Huffington Post.
‘It’s going to force my employees to go out and get a second job. ‘Obamacare requires businesses or franchises with more than 50 workers must offer an approved insurance plan or pay a penalty of $2,000 for each full-time worker over 30 workers.
The program mandates that only employees working more than 30 hours a week are covered under their employers health insurance plan, chains like Olive Garden and Red Lobster are already considering reduced worker hours.
‘Obviously, I’d love to cover all our employees under that insurance,’ said Metz.
‘But to pay $5,000 per employee would cost us $175,000 per restaurant and unfortunately, most of our restaurants don’t make $175,000 a year. I can’t afford it.’