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Subject:  Nailed It! Date:  11/15/2012  12:39 PM
Author:  2828 Number:  655271 of 888931

We tried to tell them. You can't impose massive new health care costs on businesses without negatively impacting employment status and wage levels. But you knew they would never listen. You knew they would pass ObamaCare anyway, because they think businesses have gigantic piles of money sitting around in secret rooms somewhere, and the only reason they don't provide employees with gold-plated benefit packages - free of charge - is that they are heartless, greedy bastards who want all their workers to get sick, suffer and die.

So they went ahead and passed it. And now that everything we tried to warn them of is happening, you don't think they're going to just admit they were wrong do you? No way. We're already seeing how the left intends to deal with the news of massive cuts in jobs and employee hours, especially in the food service industry. They're going to attack the companies making the moves as greedy, unpatriotic cretins who are using ObamaCare as an excuse to enrich themselves at the expense of workers and customers.

Already a movement is starting to organize a boycott of Applebee's, Olive Garden and quite a few other well known chains because they are believed to be cutting employee hours - a move that allows them to avoid the requirement of paying for benefits under ObamaCare. And today the left is apoplectic over the plans of Florida-based Denny franchisee John Metz to impose an "ObamaCare surcharge" of 5 percent on meals.
Don't try telling that to the left, though. They don't want to hear it. Now that the business community is doing exactly what some of said they would have to do, the left is going to launch a massive political campaign against them. Boycotts never work, so Applebee's will be fine, but if you thought Democrats were anti-business before, just wait until you see how they assail America's job creators for the rational, inevitable moves they have to make in response to the monstrosity that is ObamaCare.
Exactly. The rage has already started.
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