Libs call for boycott of Papa John’s as CEO anticipates cut in workers’ hours

Yesterday Twitchy reported that the unhinged Left was targeting Applebee’s because one monstrous franchisee may implement a hiring freeze to deal with the financial realities of Obamacare. Today, the target is Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter.

Schnatter was hammered with Twitter abuse in August after he told shareholders he would raise prices to offset the cost of Obamacare. Now, he expects franchise owners will reduce employees’ hours rather than provide costly, mandated insurance coverage to people working 30 hours per week.

“That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said. “It’s common sense. That’s what I call lose-lose.”

Reality is hard. But class warfare? Easy peasy!

Time to shriek about boycotts:

Oh, that’s right. It’s all about revenge.

And of course, the calls for boycotts are civil, loving and tolerant.

Classy. Oh, and clever!

The reality is that business owners are heartbroken about the layoffs forced by four more years of Obama’s catastrophic tinkering with the economy. Those same business owners are being attacked as vengeful, greedy and un-American by progressive screechers. Blame anyone but Obama for the president’s destructive policies, right libs?

Anyone up for a “buycott“?

  • http://twitter.com/Gingernlw Gingernlw

    I’ll be eating there every chance i get. Did they learn anything from the chick-fil-a fiasco?

    • IfYouHaveToAsk

      Every time I eat at chick fillet the lines keep getting longer.

    • Maria Seeger

      We love Papa John’s pizza. It’s a shame we can’t afford to eat out right now.

  • Lahoku Aikane

    Hmm. I live in the State of Hawaii, which requires employers to provide health insurance to employees who work more than 20 hours per week. This law has been in place for 35 years, and guess what? It works! Hawaii has the second-lowest rate of uninsured citizens (second only to Massachusetts), and employers (even the Papa John’s franchises) are doing just fine, thanks.

    • Maria Seeger

      However, you’re forgetting that Federal Law supersedes State Law, and under the ACA, employers will have to pay more for insurance per employee. Yes, it works on a state-by-state basis because the states can make their own individual arrangements with insurance companies and medical service providers. And it *is* a tax, But Hawaii’s population is also smaller and you’ve had 35 years experience with your state’s particular form of healthcare. But when the Feds take over, it’s going to be a different story. Somehow, the Feds seem incapable of taking over a working system without screwing it up.

      • Lahoku Aikane

        Actually, the ACA will have very little effect in Hawaii. Why do you say that employers in Hawaii will have to pay more for insurance per employee? And why do you think providing insurance for employees is a “tax?” Just wondering…

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Mandating people buy it, then penalizing them for not buying it, on a federal level, is the tax.

    • cheesus18

      Who instituted that very successful policy in Massachusetts?

  • http://twitter.com/joyreaper Lisa

    Liberals are clueless. What? Now they want govt to take over pizza?

    • Silenttype78

      You know, I actually read somewhere (maybe a tweet somewhere) that it should be ILLEGAL for businesses to lay people off.

      This is the sort of mentality someone has when they have never achieved anything. I’ve long thought it is because they are blinded by their envy and hate. I mean,that takes a lot of energy that they could have used to better themselves.

      • Kyle Bradelle

        Isn’t that, like, chapter 6 of Atlas Shrugged? Illegal to lay people off and illegal to close your doors and illegal to quit. A worker’s paradise. *barf* I’d say, “God save us from the Gimmecrats”, but I’m afraid we’re on our own here. God’s waiting to see if there is a righteous man among us worth saving.

        • Bizness22

          It’s Directive 10-289, yes.

          • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

            The thought… ‘shudder’

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Talk about ‘job security’…. until taxes go up, and your wages don’t.

  • brewerandpatriot

    Why are the leftists hating on Papa John? He gave away two million FREE pizzas!

    • Silenttype78

      But…but….he has a bigger house!!!!
      Plus,lib-progs only appreciate “free” stuff when a company is forced by the government to provide it,not when they do it willingly.

      • Bizness22

        Correct, and only because one may define such force as “revenge.”

        • cONScIENcE

          Revenge is all it can be. It’s about more than .14 per pie. It’s about the millions he’s dropped on lobbyists to stop Obamacare for the last 2 years… He’s losin big. ROmney was his only hope at getting a return on his lobbyist investment. He’s pissed and out for blood

      • SineWaveII

        You notice that they never publish the photos of the houses of their left-wing Hollywood gods? What about Al Gore’s huge house? That doesn’t matter either.
        Like i said before they are (tapping temple) “smart”.
        I think the time is going to come in a couple years when the rich are going to wish they had never started this class-envy stuff.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Yeah… what about Al’s Gulfstream II he flies around in? That gas-hogging, air-pollutin’ behomoth! (I’m not referring to the plane, here….)

    • Ben Ulferd

      But it would have been only a million if Peyton hadn’t opened his big mouth

  • Elaine

    Im not sure why, but everytime I post on Twitter, I get suspened and it has something to do with Think Progress! How can I post here under this name if the account has been suspended again?

    • Maria Seeger

      As far as I can tell, you don’t have to have a Twitter account to post here. My Twitter account just got suspended for sending unsolicited tweets to the little morons that were spewing filth at conservative women. I refused to appeal the suspension and made it clear to them that I wanted my Twitter account deactivated. Who needs Twittter when I have FB?

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        That’s happened to me twice, lol. “Block and report as spam” are their safe words.

  • Elaine

    Liberals hate it when you post anything they don’t agree with. Censorship is in full swing now with BO getting his second chance to DESTROY this country! Frustrating and very sad, indeed.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Criticizing what you say isn’t preventing you from speaking. Please learn the meaning of words before you try to use them.

      • SpinMeNot

        Hello liberal-puke, its me again. You accuse someone of something you have no way to prove and you tell us to learn the meaning of words. Not only are you a coward, you are hypocrite.

        Good Lord man, at least try to think before you post. I know that its hard for liberals to think on their own, but give a whirl you might be able to do it.

        I’m seen a monkey humping a coconut get better results.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          He didn’t have the community brain today. It was being fought over by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

  • Maria Seeger

    Yes, Lefty’s boycott Papa John’s, Appblebee’s, Olive Garden, Red Lobster and any other restaurant franchise and store who is even *thinking* about insituting a hiring freeze. And Conservatives, if you can afford to eat at those places, continue to do so by all means, but remember…actions have consequences.
    By boycotting the restaurant, the Left prevents the business owner from making a profit. If the business owner cannot make a profit, then he has to cut his expenses, and that means that he will have to lay some people off. There’s no political statement in this, it’s just cold hard fact. So, in essence by boycotting the restaurant, you’re not hurting the owner. He’s already got his money, and even though he will lose some of it by eventually going bankrupt, the ones who will be hurt the most are those who work for him.
    If you’re a young person who is looking for work in one of these restaurants, good luck in trying to find a job there. I have a feeling that most owners will resort to a hiring freeze first before they start promoting layoffs. And by the way, all Papa John’s CEO is doing is giving his workers shorter hours, not firing them.
    But I forgot…it’s not about the workers themselves. Your outrage is because you’re just now realizing that this is the impact that your idol’s “Affordable” healthcare act is going to have on the average American business.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      The election just happened. Mittens wasn’t going to be able to repeal it before he took office. This is just revenge. Plain and simple.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        It is revenge to run your business as soundly as possible in light of weak demand and increased regulation? Your logic doesn’t really convey. Are you saying municipal layoffs in blue states are born of revenge? St. Judes? Abbott labs? Must everything be about “getting back at Obama”?

      • SpinMeNot

        Hello Liberal-Puke, I’m Spin, and I’m new your new worst nightmare. Dickheads like you only think in revenge. You lack the force of intellect or muscle to take what you want from those that earn it. When you push us, we are pushing back.

        Business owners have to think in terms of the bottom line. Gusta has already given you the facts, so I’m here to administer the beating. Prove its revenge, produce an audio tape, say like of some liberal congressional candidate’s son talking about means to commit voter fraud. Or keep your baseless accusations to yourself. What you are engaging in is called Libel — you wrote it. Libel is the last resort of cowards, liberals and fascists everywhere.

        I’m waiting for what I expect to be an extremely entertaining response.

        You think you can come here, spout lies, accusations, an liberal-progressive half-truth clap traps without men and women that have commands of the facts and a moral compass objecting? You are dead wrong. I’ve got a pair of size 12 that will be kicking your lies into the gutter where they belong. You have the right to free speech. Use that to sling crap and lies, and I have the right to call you out like the piece of progressive, do nothing take everything give nothing crap that you are. You are evil, simple evil. Not smart or skilled enough to be pure evil, but evil none the less.

        I’m not going to civil to any liberal that starts spewing filth, stick to the facts, and you’ll get out of this with some shred of pathetic manhood intact. Spew crap and gonna rain reality on you a like GBU-87.

        As I have told a few others the past several days, “Not on my watch Junior.”

        • Skeeps

          Can you blame them for thinking it’s all about revenge? Their own president told them to vote for revenge! That’s all they know.

          • SpinMeNot

            You have a point there, a very good point. The liberal-progressives are race obsessed, therefore we are racist. They are obsessed with revenge because their anointed leader tells them to seek revenge therefore everything we do must be out of a sense of spite.

            Brilliant. Works for me. Skeeps, you get the intellect badge, well reasoned.

        • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

          Oh man, big internet tough guy talking about “manhood”. Fuck off.

          • SpinMeNot

            Wow, that is perhaps the most pathetic attempt I’ve ever seen. That is all you have?

            I’ll guarantee I’m a damn site tougher than you are, and I’ll guarantee I’m a know a damn site more about being a man than you do. If you can’t insult someone without dropping the F’Bomb — you’ve already lost.

            Maybe you might want to order that “Get Big Muscles” thing from the back of the comic books … cause you got nothing.

            See ya in the funny papers Junior, I’ll be looking for you.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Bwahahahahahahahahaha! Sorry. Just imagine me laughing in your face, there.

        • v1cious

          EVIL! EEEEEEEEVIIIILLLL! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4DHknZNTwQ

          You guys are so hilarious with the overblown drama. Maybe you should earn a degree in theater, get more conservatives in Hollywood.

          • SpinMeNot

            Oh, great, Another hysterical coward. No facts, just cries “Mommy, the big mean old guy is scaring me, call the cops.”

            If all you got is ad hominem attacks crap bird, you aren’t doing anything but helping me out.

            Keep it up, its always good when the LIP kill themselves off before we get to the landing zone, makes it easier to give folks that give a crap a good place to live.

            Thanks for the help.

          • v1cious

            Yeah, how about you stop talking in overblown speeches, and maybe someone will listen to you, shakespeare.

          • SpinMeNot

            Very good .. I don’t expect you to listen, you know everything.

      • J. Cox

        Do you understand that 2013 payroll is the base for 2014 taxes for ACA?Therefore with no chance of it being repealed,you cut now…I know thinking and math are hard,please keep up.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Aint it funny, Sock Puppet was the one crowing about revenge a few days ago, now the asswipes are projecting that hateful rhetoric onto those who question them.

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      Nice. good job explaining it. They won’t be able to boycott anyway, they don’t have a long enough attention span.

      • Jack Mack

        Yeah, by the time they go out,it will be 200 tweeter messages later, they’ll be all giddy over Michelle Obama’s new health edict and forget where they were supposed to not go.

    • SineWaveII

      and don’t forget, if they reduce his profits he won’t have to pay as much in taxes.

    • lulu5297

      Actually, since Obama took office I look to see the company’s political leanings before I spend my money. If PJ, needed my support he’d get it, but the Darden restaurants–Applebees, Olive Garden, Red Lobster can all pound sand. They fell in line when Michelle Obama was dictating nutritional guidelines and menu options and have been staunch supporters of Obama’s static policies. They’re now just beginning to actually SEE how his policies are affecting business. It’s also a good lesson to teach your kids. Support companies with free market values.

  • http://erickbrockway.com/ Erick Brockway

    I see mass lib starvation as every pizza chain in the country will be cutting back. Gonna boycott them all? Or just the ones that dare to say “why” they have to lay off?

    Morons libs.

    • Liberal Hater

      They’ll be just fine Erick. Most pizza places don’t accept foodstamps.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Only a matter of time, after all, McDonald’s accepts them now, if I recall correctly.

  • Randal Redder

    What idiots. A CEO salary is irrelevant when it comes to putting together a successful business strategy.

    These are the same idiots that think businesses that receive a tax cut are somehow stealing from the government. Allowing a business to keep more of their money is stealing, and now businesses who try to keep costs of rising health care down are greedy and looking for revenge. I have zero confidence the economy will rebound with unemployment around 5% as long as long as these morons represent over 50% of the country and send politicians who represent them to Washington.

    • Tyler

      I think libs truly believe that money grows on trees and that businesses are started for the sole purpose of employing people.

  • http://twitter.com/jennydog2 Jenn G

    In Atlas Shrugged the masses were angry at the businesses for not wanting to be screwed over by the govt. also. Guess they are just supposed to lay down and take it. Businesses make these decisions based on one thing….their bottom line. If they feel the companies can’t survive Obamacare with their current staffing, what choice do they have? Close down …great..then everybody will be out of work.

    • Bizness22

      20th Century Motor Company ftw.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Let the libs boycott seeing as how successful all their other boycotts have been. Are they going to try to intimidate Peyton Manning to quit his endorsement deal with Papa John’s? I’m betting on an upsurge in pizza orders for Papa John’s.

    And as for Papa John’s castle, well at least we know that he purchased his with money he made through hard work and building a business, oh say, as opposed to a Harry Reidiculous or a Claire McCashkill who it appears became rich while in public office under suspicion of using the power of their elected offices to prosper themselves personally–and yet we should be listening to whiny crybaby libturds who continue to vote these greedy job-killing corruptocrats back into office so they can pass more economy-gutting garbage legislation like the ObamaScareTAX that not a single lazy one of them cared enough about to read and understand before they voted for it. Yeah, those are the kind of people I admire–NOT.

  • Right Wired

    I don’t order from any one else. Just had a tasty Papa John’s pizza with the works last night!

    I think it’s way past time for us to start throwing our weight around as much as we can.

    When you order from Papa John’s (or any other right-leaning company), let them know you’re supporting them because they are defying Obama care.

    Also – when you receive a piece of ‘junk’ mail soliciting something, just reply with something like:

    “Sorry, I can’t afford this because democrats voted Obama back into office. I need to save all the money I have. Thank a lib.”

    I’ve already done this with a Chase offer, my TruGreen chem lawn service, and a subscription to an online game. Every piece of direct mail I get asking me to buy something – I’m going to tell them I can’t because of Obama.

    Be polite – but firm. If it’s a liberal company (like Pepsi, Nike, Amazon, All State, Progressive Insurance, etc..) make note of it.

    I’m even half tempted to walk into StarBucks, approach the counter with about thousands of dollars worth of merchandise..and right after they’re done ringing it up, pull our your flashiest credit card and say “Oh, my bad. I can’t afford this. Your company elected Obama back into office.”, then walk out of the store.

    We need to be more VOCAL with our money, or what little we have left of it.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      You might not have noticed, but we outnumber you. Or didn’t you see that you lost the election.

      • Bizness22

        Hahahaha! Good luck getting the difference in numbers to ALL agree to boycott those restaurants. You might want to make sure none of them work there either.

      • Elena0412

        John Schnatter will NEVER be poor again. By boycotting his company you will hurt only the employees. Although, after hearing of Chick-Fil-A’s recent sales increase, Schnatter may be able to buy another mansion. You may outnumber us, but your votes don’t translate into buying power.

      • Right Wired

        Well, when your party of socialists has to resort to actually physically BUYING votes with promises of cash and free stuff, then yes, it’s going to be difficult to win.

        You promise a future of dependence. We promise a future of Independence. Now who has the framer’s intent in mind?

      • JeannieJ

        Outnumbering is easy when the “winning” side registers and coerces non-citizens to vote as they’re told by union thugs. Keep counting those illegal aliens’ votes, Michael…basically, they’re all you’ve got…and they began saying “You owe us, Obama” the day after the “election”.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          They are still saying that, in Staten Island.

          • JeannieJ

            Gee, I forget, KAdams…how’s that working for them?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Not very well, at last report… when the FEMA office closes ‘due to inclement’ weather, and the people they should be helping are freezing…. Not well at all.

            I saw the clip of the lady beggin Obama for help, and this was before the election…

          • JeannieJ

            Ah well, I know it sounds brutal, but it may have to end up being a teaching moment. People used to understand that making good choices allowed them to reap appropriate rewards, and that making bad choices cost them–sometimes dearly. I’m not celebrating this very difficult lesson, nor am I pleased by the actions of Obama–golfing instead of taking care of business–but you cannot say they weren’t warned. Isn’t there a parable about a snake which chides its victim for trusting it, when all along the victim *knew* it was a snake?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            It was the frog/turtle and the scorpion. The scorpion convinces the frog/turtle to carry him across the river, on the basis that the frog/turtle wouldn’t get stung. Once they crossed, the frog/turtle got stung. When asked why, the scorpion replied, ‘I’m a scorpion; it’s in my nature’.

          • JeannieJ

            (grin) Well it was more fun comparing them to snakes…but thanks for the story. And it still holds water. All these people are turning to Fearless Leader…for immigration shortcuts in exchange for votes (illegal votes at that!), for free stuff, for special attention, for survival. And now that Fearless Leader has what he wanted…the ultimate freebie…4 more years at taxpayer expense, he’s sorry…he’s exhausted, no time for accountability or work or fixing anything…he’s golfing.

          • PattyP

            And yet they still voted for him. I just don’t get it.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Who are you, that you claim to outnumber us? Oh, American citizens? Why am I not surprised you can’t see the ridiculousness of your last comment?

        Last I checked, heteros still outnumbered homos, so I don’t really get the ‘we v. you’ statement.

  • http://twitter.com/ramskates Rae Ann McCurry

    So all those liberals need to get together and start a new pizza business and see what happens.

    • Bizness22

      They’ll run it “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” and it’ll go out of business in a month.

      • Liberal Hater

        You give them far too much credit. I give it a day.

        • torpedoman2002

          You give them too much credit. Look how long it taking them to replace the twin towers and it’s still not started. I say the doors would never open because they are too lazy.

          • Bizness22

            Not to mention the USPS. What a remarkable display of efficiency.

          • torpedoman2002

            Oh yea USPS. Darn that is usually my first example. I must put myself in time out. I’ll be back.

      • Sonya A. Willis

        Pizzatopia, you decide how much you want to pay.

    • Liberal Hater

      Uptwinkless Pizza… no restroom, you just shit in the corner.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Yep. That’s what I’m telling all these halfwits –“Start your OWN pizza place and hire everyone that Papa fires. I’m sure you can do it, after all running a business is OBVIOUSLY so easy and you’re already an expert.”

      I figger I don’t need to say anything different, since they don’t.

    • brianmouland

      $20 an hour for unskilled labour, six or seven managers,heavy government involvement. Lefty Loon Burger would close within a week

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Don’t forget union costs.

  • http://twitter.com/jennydog2 Jenn G

    the left refuses to believe any of their actions have negative consequences. It does not compute w/ them.

    • Nana Taylor

      You are right. They want to live in a social utopia that only exists in their minds.

      • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

        Right? How dare people want to see a doctor when they are sick?!! That’s not the American way.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Legally, doctors must treat you if you are critically ill. Public hospitals must care for you if you simply walk in their doors. Medicaid already exists for impoverished citizens. Your fantasy of people dying in the streets for want of health care is just that-a fantasy.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Oh yeah, that thar ‘Hippocratic Oath’ and all that…. Some people tend to forget important things at times. Like oaths.

          • Garth Haycock

            Like the oath to defend the US Constitution?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            That would be the main one, my friend.

        • Maria Seeger

          And by the same token, how DARE doctors close up their offices and refuse to take Medicare and Medicaid patients because they’re required to work more hours for less pay? Especially under Obamacare?
          Here’s the reality that you’re going to HAVE to accept, Michael…all the screaming, hollering, arrogant, trying-to-guiilt members of this forum into seeing things YOUR way isn’t going to change a thing.
          Let me remind you what the issue is here, in case you’ve forgotten:
          The *issue* is that the CEO of a chain restaurant wants to cut back hours so that he can afford to pay for his employees insurance which the gov’t has now MANDATED him to do, while allowing his franchise owners to make enough of a profit to continue to be able to feed their families and pay for their operating expenses. It’s up to each franchise owner to do what they feel they have to do to keep from going broke. There’s nothing you can do about it. There’s nothing illegal yet about businesses cutting back their hours, insituting a hiring freeze or even laying people off. You may think it immoral and irresponsible but that’s your problem not theirs.
          Sorry you’re upset that people aren’t falling all over themselves to embrace Obamacare, but then again…60% of the country didn’t ask for it, didn’t want it and don’t like it…and when push comes to shove, they don’t have to accept it. Suck that up, you silly little college brat living off of Mommy & Daddy.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          How dare a doctor ask to be paid for his services?

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          How dare politicians interfere with medicine at all. Their is a direct link to the government’s involvement with medicine and the decline of it’s quality and increase in costs.

        • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

          having insurance and seeing a dr when your sick are 2 different things. in case you have lived in a cave any public hospital with an ER is required by law to treat you if your ill, forcing someone to pay for a product they do not wish to purchase is unamerican. As for laying of of people maybe its about time employers started asking who prospective employes voted for before hiring it will show a lot about the prospective employee and how good or not they will be for ones business

        • Ironhawk86

          God, you’re a fucking idiot.

    • Silenttype78

      I know!

      I told my husband that they are absolutely incapable of connecting dots to determine the relationship between cause and effect.

      It’s as though lib-prgs are genetically predisposed to ignore patterns!

      • Liberal Hater

        Let’s just be blunt: They have zero in the brains department.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      The cost difference per pizza is 14 cents. 14 cents per pizza is the cost of health care for his employees. He is just being a moron.

      • Lexikin

        You do know that pennies add up to dollars right?

        • Liberal Hater

          Not in liberal land. The math: they not so good at it.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          I would pay 14 cents more for a pizza to know that the person making it doesn’t have a disease.

          • Liberal Hater

            What about the mental illness you’re not being treated for? I wouldn’t want you near my pizza.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            I’m sorry you are so ignorant as to think that a mental disorder would somehow taint food.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            But, didn’t you just say up above – “I would pay 14 cents more for a pizza to know that the person making it doesn’t have a disease.”

            Isn’t a mental disorder a disease? But someone with cancer, which isn’t a mental disorder, and therefore, by your definition ‘not a disease’, couldn’t make your pizza, eh?

          • Liberal Hater

            When you’re paying 14 cents more for every fucking thing you have to buy because EVERY business is affected by Obamacare, maybe, just maybe, you’ll get a fucking clue you dumbfuck.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Wow. And we are the ones who attack people. Your side lost. Your lies don’t impress us. When the economy picks back up and you are proven wrong, will you apologize? I imagine that the pleasantries of discourse are something you have never been exposed to you neanderthal buttlicker.

          • SpinMeNot

            When the economy picks back up, and the reasons for why it has picked back are understood. If it can be shown that increased taxes, less per-capita income and asset values, less savings and higher costs across the board are the result, we’ll admit that something is seriously wrong somewhere and that just may be our ideas. So far history holds for Austrian Economics not Keynesian.
            I’ll probably die of a stroke if higher taxes, more money out of my pocket for energy, health care and food ever gets the unemployment rate down below 5%, the real U6 numbers, not the crap BHO and his band of merry criminals talk about and an to a 5-6% point and an economic growth rate greater than 5%. Again, history does not hold well for the Keynesian approach.

            European standards are not good enough for this great nation. If you are happy with them, I suggest moving there.

            When the BHO admin plays games with numbers, tells defense contractors to not follow the law and the tax payers will foot their legal expenses, gives weapons, aid and comfort to terrorists in Syria, feed the candy-ass jihadis pretending to be soldiers in Gaza, killing children in their cribs … all you will get is my contempt. When the justice department doesn’t prosecute the fascist liberal-progressive thugs that chased accredited poll watchers away from their designated posts, or prosecute an SEIU mob that films itself attempt to break-and-enter at the office of a Republican Congressman, well let me say it again, all you will get is my contempt.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Interesting that you chose the word “buttlicker.” Familiar with that?

          • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

            now now you libs are all talking about boycotting businesses that lay off people yet you think the economy is going to pick up please try to stick to one thing you cant have your cake and eat it to…………or do you all think the government should force us all to do that as well?

          • Elena0412

            Cause buttlicker is the height of pleasant discourse…

          • brianmouland

            Listen A-Hole have actually worked in food service. The owners are not millionaires. If you raise the price on any item you will lose customers will means you will lose profit. If say twenty people will not pay the extra 14 cents for pizza that is 20 lost customers and someone is going to lose their job.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            The problem is no one in congress understands economics. They are lawyers or some kind of graduates with degrees in politics studies. They consult with economics professors that does not know first hand about business. If they did, they would be business owners not be teaching. Haven’t you heard of “Rich dad, Poor dad”???
            I hope econonomy picks up, I hope OBAMA does invite Mitt for a discussion like he said. That might be key to all this. And you know what I don’t care if Obama wants credit. Just get the country going!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            The health care law will prevent a disease, in all cases? By your line of reasoning, tying health with food production, are all diseases communicable? I’d love to see the fruits of your exhaustive research.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Preventative care will certainly keep a lot more people from getting sick. And if you are so ignorant as to think that is an argument against this moron cutting extremely low wage employees so that he can buy more boats and mansions, you have no reasoning skills at all.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            So will healthy eating, exercise and staying away from crap like diet soda and GMO foods… I don’t need “health care insurance” for that.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            And do we make people go to the doctor, too? To make sure they get that preventative care?

          • J. Cox

            Why not just pay for the guys insurance..don’t stop at 12 cents…but then again,sheeple mentality and fairness BS

          • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

            how does a person having health insurance prove they dont have a disease? from the sounds of it you dont only want the government to force people to buy health care ins but you also want them to tell you every bit of their personal health history……how un liberal can you be?

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

        Who cares what the cost is? Maybe he shutters every Papa John’s in existence for whatever reason floats his boat and you can find somebody else to pay for your health care.

      • Liberal Hater

        It must be so nice to sit in your liberal fantasy land where you have the right to tell people what’s acceptable for their business and what isn’t. I’m the one who buys that pizza, and I say shove the 14 cents up your ass. I’m not paying it.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          Why don’t you go down to your local hospital and spit in the open wounds of poor people waiting for hours to see a doctor. Huh? Doesn’t that sound like fun? At least then you could see their faces while you spit on them.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            So, if you choose to take responsibility for yourself and your family and wish not to pay for others who are able to do the very same thing-but chose not to-you are somehow vile or evil?

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            No. Putting your own profits over the needs of your low wage employees and laying them off or cutting their hours so that you can make more millions upon millions of dollars is pretty evil in my book.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            You are so dumb. That’s all I can say, lol. So dumb!

          • Skeeps

            This isn’t medieval Europe. We don’t have a caste system here. Everyone in this country has the same privilege and legal right to earn money and pay a doctor to take care of them. Nothing is stopping any of them but themselves.

          • Elena0412

            Obamacare is.

          • J. Cox

            So this is now a moral issue…wow,so the government gets to leg morality.You sure you want to go down that road?

          • lainer51

            You don’t have a clue what makes a business successful… it is not a Hand-Out to employees; the idea is to make a profit, and sometimes less employees is the only way to obtain that. You must be an “Occupier” – let everyone else work hard and then give me what you earn, because I prefer sleeping until noon in Mom’s basement. Sounds like a “fair” plan to me.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            So if the employees (if upset) could quit before the business owner lay them off and get a job that they will be happy with. Problem solved! But wait, there’s no other jobs because other employers are hit with OBAMACARE too!!! I wonder who voted for that?? Employees…may be, so in a simple word. They, the employee voted to lay themselves off!!
            Know your consequences!!!

          • Maria Seeger

            Why don’t YOU go down to your local government run clinic and volunteer to work there without pay so you can take care of those poor people you’re so concerned about. And while you’re at it, spit in the faces of the doctors who have closed up shop and retired early because they’ve come to realize that Obamacare is not worth them putting in the longer hours for less pay, and they don’t like having the government telling them how to run their practice.
            And then try recruiting more young people to enter the medical profession but be sure that you let them know if they do, they won’t get rich as a doctor. That’s really why people want to become doctors, you know…not for the good of mankind, but because they want the $$$.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            Um…I do help out at clinics for the poor. It is disgusting to me that you feel that only rich people should receive health care and the poor should be left to die.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Are you forgetting about Medicaid and shared care?

          • Maria Seeger

            I tell you what, you young whippersnapper…I’m gonna keep on sitting here laughing at your stupid assumptions, and making even stupder assumptions about you…which is that you’re a 20 something college brat who has already figured out that the way to get an easy A is to kiss up to your liberal college profs who have yet to get past their Korporate Amerikkka mindset, and I still say you’re probably living off of mommy & daddy’s money and would never ever work minimum wage because such jobs are beneath your dignity (if you even know what THAT is), or if you DO have a job, you do as little as you can get away with and still collect a paycheck.
            See, your response to me is supposed to put me on the defensive and make me justify myself to you, but you’re talking to an old wardog with many scars in the debate wars. And honey, I don’t give a crap what you think of me. Sorry to break the news to you, but I’m just not that into you.

          • Ironhawk86

            I call BS on that. Outspoken leftists are NEVER charitable with their own time and money. That’s a scientific fact.

          • redheadgrl

            I hope you will come to understand that “poor people waiting for hours to see a doctor” is going to become waiting for days. There will be fewer providers to give care in the future, which will limit access.

          • Elena0412

            Pull yourself together. You sound like an idiot.

      • Gusta

        I said this in another post, but a store doing $10,000 a week averaging $11 per pie is only going to produce about $127 extra per week with that. So let me expand this further. A store doing that volume probably needs 20 employees. How does $127 a week pay for 20 people’s health insurance? Say they get bargain insurance rates at, oh, $300 per employee per month. That is $6,000 in insurance, which means they need a 15% increase in overall revenue, not an increase of 14 cents per pizza. I know 14 and 15 are about the same number, but 14 cents =/= 15%. No matter which way you do the numbers, it’s impossible to come up with 14 cents as the answer if you are doing the math correctly.

        • Guest

          very simple. It’s the same principle as the power of mutual insurance. first collect money(127$) across the nation, and then pool it with the money gathered from thousands of businesses across the nation into a fund. then apply it where needed. Not all employees are gonna get sick, and they’re not all gonna get sick at the same time. Insurance companies been doing it for centuries in some form, even making a profit. In Sweden, the Government is actually turning almost break even if you look at social security numbers, contributions versus healthcare payouts. So the math you do is completely wrong. It was never the idea to have each business pay it’s own health care. This idea of collective protection is of course hard to understand for conservatives, if you keep looking at a single business or individual as you do.

          • Garth Haycock

            Sweden is also a very homogeneous society and doesn’t have to deal with the various health issues that come with a variety of ethnic health issues that we have in the US. It’s a lot easier to provide health care when most everyone has the same problems. Liberals don’t seem to understand that simple fact.

          • lulu5297

            And that’s not necessarily true. Sweden, like most of Western Europe, is dealing with massive Muslim infiltration who are overwhelming their system. They also offer nationalized healthcare because someone else picks up the cost of their military. Care to guess who?

          • Garth Haycock

            If you’re trying to convince me that nationalized health care is a bad idea, you don’t need to worry about that. I believe Obamacare will collapse the US economy if it isn’t repealed.

          • Maria Seeger

            You’re basing your business model on a small European country with a largely homgenious population. Haven’t done much research on Sweden yet, but from what little I’ve seen I suspect it’s a socialist country. Now you can talk all you want about collective protection, but I have a feeling that’s not how ObamaCare is designed. Under ObamaCare each business *has* to pay for its own employees healthcare, there’s nothing collective about it. Trying to use socialist principles to guilt American business people into following the Obama mindset is useless.
            Bottom line, Obamacare is expensive, and if enough people decide that the cost of doing busineess is no longer worth it, then they won’t. And the other unintended consequence of this is that it will no longer be profitable for young people to go into medicine, because, contrary to popular belief, people don’t go into medicine for altruistic motives. They go into medicine because they think doctors are rich. But since many doctors are retiring because it’s no longer worth their time to practice money (and they often have to pay out the wazoo for malpractice insurance), So, there you go. Try guilting the doctors who are closing up shop and refusing to take Medicare/Medicaid patients.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            On the contrary, collective protection, as you call it, or spreading the risk over a pool is and excellent idea. Anyone who chooses to engage in such a scheme should be allowed to.

        • SpinMeNot

          Gusta — careful, the best most lib men can do is math in and around 10 fingers, and 10 toes.

          You are way past what they can do without giving them dried lima beans to keep track of things.

        • Ironhawk86

          Even if that 14 cents figure amount is true, that’s a per unit amount in a high volume industry.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        That is but one of the costs that will rise for a business of this type. How much will rising commodity prices affect his bottom line? How much will fuel costs impact his business? Answer that before throwing out the moron slur.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          No more than it will affect any other business. And if health care for every single employee will only affect his cost by 14 cents per pizza. And let’s say that he charges an extra dollar, he is by far still making a profit.

          • redheadgrl

            “no more than it will affect any other business”. So even you see that all business will have to increase the selling price of their goods/services to cover the additional costs mandated by ACA.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            *sigh* Still spouting the 14 cents lie.

          • lainer51

            yes, he ain’t got much!!!

          • Skeeps

            Do you eat meat, Michael? Do you visit zoos? Do you pull over on the side of the road to check if roadkill is still alive?You’re a monster if you think raising poor fluffy animals to be slaughtered and torn to shreds for your enjoyment is right. You’re a vile EVIL human being for promoting the captivity of animals for our amusement. You’re a sick, repulsive, immoral, cruel and selfish freak if you don’t believe that it is our obligation to protect and care for ALL living creatures weaker and less fortunate than us on this planet. See? I can project my fanatical moral beliefs on everyone else too.

          • Jack Mack

            Idiot, we don’t have price controls on pizza. If he could already sell the pizza for a dollar more, HE ALREADY WOULD BE. It’s a cut-throat business for the pizza chains. I buy pizza from the local guy 1/2 the time but it is 1.5-2x what the chains charge, so the other 1/2 I buy the big guys. Maybe you have infinite cash to throw around, most of us don’t.

            You know, if you really think it is so easy to charge a little extra to give employees healthcare, then start your own damn company and pay them a “living” wage and full health care, and we’ll see you at the going out of business sale in 6 months.

            Then again your solution would be to put price controls on pizza or raise the amount that EBT cards can purchase, so ALL THE HARD WORKING people pay for it anyway.

            Must be nice living in that ivory tower. I suppose you think that there are Country Clubs with big fat white old guys lighting cigars with $100 bills laughing at all the little people and tripping the minority waiters for fun….

      • J. Cox

        And like the government…business owners should operate in the red right?They can just print more money right?

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Well you know what to do, cupcake. Start your OWN pizza place and hire everyone that Papa fires. I’m sure you can do it, after all running a business is OBVIOUSLY so easy and you’re already an expert.

      • Ironhawk86

        Yeah. And how many pizzas does the company produce a year?

      • Jack Mack

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      • PattyP

        What I would like to know is who came up with that figure? Are you really sure that is all it will cost? Besides, Papa Johns is a franchise company. You say that Papa Johns can afford the additional cost, but the real question is can the franchise owners? A lot of the franchise owners are just breaking even once you add in the payroll, cost of ingredients and cost of the building and utilities. Some of the owners barely make a wage.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          So if it is the franchise owners, how does John have the power to lay them off?

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Did John laid them off or did he say he forsees lay offs?

  • nosedigger

    “Papa” John is a butt-hurt wingnut, and he’s lost my business
    for being such a bitch ass whiner.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      LOL

    • Firewall

      Sounds like your the whiner. Not getting enough free stuff?

    • Silenttype78

      Ha…hahahahahaha….

      You called someone else a “bitch ass whiner” while being a bitch ass whiner!

      Ha hahahahahahahahaha!!!!

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Haha, lol..!

    • Bizness22

      Too bad my frequent (and plentiful–the clubs at the schools where I work LOVE pizza) purchases cancel out your boycott :)

    • Joe W.

      You’ve probably never dined at Papa John’s anyway, Skeeter. Who the hell wants a “nosedigger” in their restaurant anyway??

    • Liberal Hater

      Dude, they don’t accept foodstamps. You couldn’t eat there if you wanted to.

      • v1cious

        And this is why the country left you. Congratulations.

        • Liberal Hater

          Dude, it’s not my fault Papa John’s doesn’t accept foodstamps. Maybe you can let nosedigger know where he can properly spend his government assistance. What works best for you?

          • v1cious

            Yes, keep accusing people of being on Welfare. It’s worked so well up to now.

          • Bizness22

            You seem to have no problem doing it.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Accusing people? People who have it, consider it a badge of honor! I can’t tell you HOW MANY TIMES, I’ve heard kids say, ‘I wish I had a Bridge Card’…. when their schoolmates are buying candy, Monster Energy Drinks and $40.00 worth of other, non-nutritional food(read: CRAP) with their WELFARE.

            There was a report, about faculty advisors here at MSU, encouraging students to apply for EBT/SNAP benefits…. and MSU isn’t your run-of-the-mill community college…. I’d say some pretty affluent people (Dems) send their kids to school here.

        • Liberal Hater

          I solemnly apologize for the country leaving me for calling out how fucking stupid liberals are like v1cious. I am so sorry for their fucking stupidity.

    • Ironhawk86

      I don’t think he accepted food stamps anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

    Please to explain…

    Boycott “bad” restaurants.
    “Bad” restaurant waitstaff/delivery folks make less money.
    “Bad” restaurant busboys/other workers make less money.
    Everybody makes less money.
    “Bad” restaurants make less money.
    “Bad” restaurant has to fire people.
    People lose jobs.
    People have no money.

    How exactly does this make sense if you’re worried about the workers?

    (Sorry, yes I ganked this from my other comment on another page, but I’ve learned that simple is the only way to talk to the idiots that lack a handle on logic.)

  • ERMERGERD

    Great! Now I know what restaurants libs won’t be at. Olive Garden is fatty, but good!

    • Liberal Hater

      Finally, we can eat without the smell of shit in the air. Definitely an upside.

  • serfer62

    Oh, yeah, make them fire even more employees…

  • Section147

    Doesn’t Schnatter know that all you have to do is print mo’ money? It really is that simple…just ask any of the Mensas on the Left!

  • Silenttype78

    I love his house! Awesome achievement of the American Dream :) !

    The difference between lib-progs and conservatives-
    Lib-progs- “You have more than me! That’s not faaaaa-ir.”

    Conservatives-“Hmm,wonder how he did it? I wanna find out so I can do it too!”

    • Bizness22

      Great comment.

    • writer59

      I would like this times a thousand if I could. Twitchy Team, get to work on allowing that, would you?

    • Gusta

      It so often boils down to envy, doesn’t it?

      • SwTk

        I may just order a pie every night for a month.

        • syvyn11

          Personally, I don’t really like Papa John’s Pizza. But he is right about the costs of Obamacare. It’s a job killer.

          • SwTk

            I agree. I’m not into any Pizza but NY style. Real NY style. But it’s a good cause. We should not foster lunacy. If we do today, tomorrow it becomes common place. Bono, Sting and Madonna will have
            a foot hold into stupidity.

          • cONScIENcE

            I don’t think this changes the demand for pizza…Job killer my arse. People will just buy it elsewhere if he can’t deliver. Sounds like a business problem for him to figure out… not his employees. Seriously… these scumbag corporations need to step up and support this country rather than trying to squeeze every last nickel out of it. I didnt hear about papa donating pies to our recently devastated american brothers and sisters on the east coast. The USA is a country NOT a company. Remember that.

          • http://twitter.com/lulubell247 Norma Killam

            If he had Bloomberg wouldn’t have accepted them,not healthy,don’t cha know.

          • CalMum

            It’s not about demand – it’s about the cost of doing business. As the owner, he has figured it out… and is acting accordingly. Didn’t you know, if the other guy got voted in … everyone would be hiring today.

          • cONScIENcE

            So, A Romney win would have resulted in more pizza consumption?

          • Zanshi

            You can’t be this dense! THE ***COST*** OF DOING BUSINESS IS GOING UP! If they don’t fire people, they will have to raise the price of the pizza to maintain the business’ bottom line.

          • cONScIENcE

            Oh my! Thanks for clearing that up. Kind of like when the price of gas went up .14 and the whole world imploded… Yeah I remember that. It’s a friggin pizza Zanshi. C’mon – Our entire health care system is completely corrupt and effed and we are worried about papa john having to retool his empire to sustain such a horrible hit to his quite lucrative franchise business. For him even coming out and making those comments, he’s a tool…. and his pizza’s crap too.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            And why is it corrupt, you think? Because union thugs claim disability and get paid for time off, then they go do side jobs instead of their actual job? Or maybe it’s because of slip-and-fall lawyers and ambulance chasers? I highly doubt it’s corrupt due to responsible, accountable human beings… highly doubt it.

          • cONScIENcE

            Simple. (some) CORPORATIONS P&L’s and (some) INSURANCE COMPANIES PROFITS – It’s not even about unions… lawyers… It’s not even about the government as much as it is about those corrupting the government.

          • rich9988

            too late the government is corrupt.

          • subo

            …as a nurse I can tell you that healthcare is corrupt because of government agencies telling everyone what they must do or not get paid by Medicare and Medicaid. Every time one of the many govt agencies comes into our hospital they find new things to correct. Why wasn’t it corrected and mentioned in all the many previous years they have been around? Imagine how many different departments had to be created to “meet” the demands. Think of the expense the hospital has to burden patients and insurance companies with. Do you think they enjoy adding more cost to your hospital bills? Things ok today will be targeted next year. It keeps all of them in jobs by making sure everyone complys with their new demands. If you haven’t noticed government getting involved in every facet of your life…open your eyes.

          • http://www.facebook.com/marizy31 MaryEllen Smith

            Goverment has no business in the hospital AT ALL..

          • $22639970

            Why don’t you go out and show everybody how it’s done, cONman? In the fantasy world of the delusional communist, his own crap NEVER stinks!

          • Hal Fast

            COnArtistScience, go start a business and hire 100 or more people, then tell us what you know. Really, go get a job while you are at it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/marizy31 MaryEllen Smith

            Our healthcare was just fine, I know I was there..until kennedy and his big ideas gave it to the gov……..now we get post office healthcare…..an obama-nation

          • medicvet

            And the estimated cost that would have to be passed on to the customer is 14 cents per customer per pizza. If he can’t manage that, he doesn’t deserve to be in business. I have news for you. This isn’t an organized thing, this is a groundswell of a genuine grass roots feeling, not paid not sponsored not some superpac troll, these are real people saying they don’t like the snotty attitude of a man who is living like a king while his employees lose their jobs because he won’t let his profit margin shrink one iota even if it means employees having to go to work sick and breathe all over his crappy pizzas, no thanks, I and many others like me prefer not to patronize and spend our money at a place who thinks so little of the people who made him rich, and by that I mean the CUSTOMERS, and many of us potential customers prefer to take our business at places that don’t treat their workers so shabbily. Matter of fact, some of us have come up with the idea of sending the ceo of papa johns fourteen cents in the mail so he can take it and give his employees the health care they need. Only thing is, a cheap schmuck like him would probably pocket it and not give them anything anyway..

          • AWomaninTX

            FYI… he , and every other business owner, does not OWE anyone one ANYTHING! Yes, he made his riches. But so what! I doubt he created his business TO make jobs. I doubt many if any create company’s to create jobs. The jobs are a BY-PRODUCT of HIS company’s achievements. For what it’s worth, he has every right to simply closed all the doors & walk away from it all if wants. Or better yet SELL it!

            Besides, he was talking about the FRANCHISES.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Ummm…I don’t think they know the difference…LOL!!

          • Terry

            He doesn’t treat his workers “shabbily'”. He PAYS THEM for the work they perform. Why is that so hard to understand? I’ve never had one of his pies, but I’m gonna get one tonite for supper.

          • Michael Rice

            Didin’t he just give away two million free pizzas??? I wonder what his charitabel donations are. I guarantee they are higher than Obama and Biden…COMBINED>

          • $24698634

            2M pizzas at cost is probably less than he would pay for the kind of advertizing promotion it will bring. And it’s a write-off.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            I would do the same if I had a business, and belive me you would too. What a genius idea!!

          • subo

            Just how many people were still employed while making the pizzas? Go wallow in your sad, angry, destructive, Progressive envy.

          • $22639970

            How would you know the cost of anything, since it’s obvious that you’ve never paid your own way through life.

          • $24698634

            Careful, your ignorance is showing.

          • PrezCircle

            So is health insurance. Idiot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.pesci.3 Bruce Pesci

            Exactly correct! Interesting how the libs got what they wanted, now their victims again because business owners do what they need to survive. These people are unhappy even when they get what they want at the cost of others.

          • Guest

            well I guess you wont be doing any business at all because a lot of company’s are going to do this. lock out 47% your going to be 60% or 100%.

          • Ken

            I’m glad you are not going to be there but not surprised as they do not accept food-stamps. Accept the responsibility that has come from you commie sheep that are following Obama. There are over 47 companies that have already done this, guess what you may have won a battle but the war has just began. By the way saying the people made him rich is ridiculous, just because you are jealous of success. He has given a lot of people opportunities, jobs etc. He built that and no-one else, But do take your business elsewhere. You are going to see this all over. Are you so stupid that you don’t realize that?

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            If you think that this is an organized thing, then I suggest all people who are upset get really, really, really mad and go out and start your own business and stop complainting. If you spend the same amount of time and energy trying to force someone to do what you want and it’s not in their best interest you would probably have a successful company yourself. These business owners start out with an idea and it grew in something with hard work. So…go ahead start your own business, take a little risk, risk=rewards!! Then you’ll be in a 40,000 sq. ft mansion. Stop being an employee be an owner and you won’t get laid off or hours cut. Control your own destiny!!!!

          • Rich Hommel

            That 14 cents adds up to $2,380,000.00 but it does seem petty.

          • Keninmo

            Why? What does he owe morons like you? Why does he have to take it in the shorts so freeloading welfare queens like you can ride the public dole? Why does Pappa John’s OWE you healthcare welfare? Why do I owe you healthcare welfare?

          • http://twitter.com/louv29 Dawn

            Do you have any idea what the profit for each pizza is? If the profit for each pizza is 50 cents (after food costs, rent, insurance, marketing, payroll, et.al) then 14 cents eats into a big part of the profit.

          • Ironhawk86

            Finally someone who gets it.

          • Peterpiperpick

            For those that have achieved the American Dream it has become an American Nightmare of lazy and underachieving whiners who feel they are entitled to what is yours and if they have to burn your house down to get it then they will. Lets not place the blame on ourselves for not having earned more. You have what you have earned, if you want more go get it but stop whining and making excuses for your own failures in life and expecting someone else to take care of you. If the average american person has time to sit in front of the Idiot Box (TV) for 150 hours a month then go get a second job or start your own side business so that you may teach your children to be SELF-sufficient.

            P.S. Oh and if you were actually paying attention this same thing of dodging employee benefits has been going on for atleast the last two decades with the biggest “Name” offender being Walmart and temp agencies who recycle the same jobs monthly (which skews the unemployment numbers IMO) to avoid paying out benefits.

          • $24698634

            If you know anything about the pizza business, you would know that it’s a cash business…easy to steal. Think about it.

          • Antonia Bifano-Freeman

            It’s not a cash business. Pizza places take debit, credit AND Food Stamps.

          • $24698634

            Smart ones are mostly cash.  Not the chains, the independents.

          • $22639970

            Proof that YOU know less than nothing about ANY business. Why don’t you move out of Daddy’s house and grow up?

          • $24698634

            Doubling down on ignorance, I see.  I moved out of daddy’s house in 1968.  Now comfortably retired, thank you.

          • $22639970

            Sure you did.

          • $24698634

            $10,000.00 bet?

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bouldin.9 Chris Bouldin

            They are embarrassed that THEY are actually the ones responsible for the layoffs. They voted for Obama. Now the real results of their actions are showing up.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Oh, but he is…

          • Joe Smith

            dumbocrats are stupid dont waste your time unless they hear it from obamas lying mouth its not true ans the sheep will only follow him they dont have enough brain cells to understand how a business works they think blank checks like obama uses grow on chinese trees

          • Dan Morgan

            UNFORTUNATELY, THEY SORT OF DO!! AND THEY ARE PLANTING “THEIR ORCHARDS” RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR OIL FIELDS THAT THEY NOW OWN ABOUT 30% OF!!! LOOK IT UP!

          • $22639970

            He’s not dense. He’s a typical communist and an economic penis envier.

          • http://twitter.com/Comingbackdown Aaron Barr

            Then raise the price of pizza. Don’t let the employees take the hit, let the entire nation take the hit. They voted for it, let THEM take the burden.

          • Todd Amend

            no more jobs dumb ass

          • cONScIENcE

            So…. What will all the fat pigs do when Pizza is extinct in America? Do you realize how ridiculous you sound. No more jobs wah wah wah… the sky is falling wah wah wah. I love how you right wingnuts play this… Papa John will just close up shop and purposefully hold out on growing his business because of Obamacare. That is asinine… like your hollow comments. He will need to find a way like everyone has to find a way to adapt and continue to grow… as I am sure he will want to add 9 more holes soon….

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Jealous, much? You DO realize, that employment, on the parts of both parties involved, is a VOLUNTARY CONTRACT?

          • cONScIENcE

            Nope.

          • cONScIENcE

            Absolutely! You nailed it.

          • $24698634

            Nothing like firing your customers. Those employees eat too.

          • CalMum

            Why name call and be nasty … your side won the election. Are you just now figuring out its at the cost of losing our country? And for some adapting will mean no more risky job creation. I think it’s clear in this instance, one might have all the money one needs. Who would bother?

          • cONScIENcE

            One never has the money one needs…. especially filthy rich ones.

          • Michael Rice

            Your jealousy is showing.

          • Sharon Schlund

            There are lots on the left that are filthy rich, why is it only the right rich that get vilified…just asking!

          • Brian Furlano

            Exactly, and most on the left that are rich didn’t work for it. They either inherited it or married into it. But yet its always the rich conservatives that earned their riches through hard work that are vilified.

          • Ironhawk86

            Many of them obtained through criminal means. And the king of left-wing philanthropists is literally throwing around NAZI BLOOD MONEY

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Agree with you Sharon. What’s funny is the rich left voted to increase their own tax liability but will probably use the right taxcut plans for their gain. What hypocrites!!!

          • exiledbaystater

            If one has all the money one needs, one should think of adding some real value to society instead of serving greasy food.

          • Brian Furlano

            Maybe you should do a little research first before making such a stupid statement. Just do a google search and find out how much John Schnatter has helped various charities. Just a hint he has done more in charity work than our current president ever has.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Everyone has a choice of what to stuff in their faces, no one is putting a gun to their head making them eat it. Everyone should take responsibility for their own health.

          • Ironhawk86

            Oh and I suppose you, in your infinite wisdom, get to decide what’s of “real value to society”. Do you left-wing morons realize you sound exactly like the uptight religious types who go bananas about a new strip club opening? Commerce is commerce and no would-be dictator like you has the authority to make moral judgments about it.

          • J. Cox

            Another failed liberal,with no real grasp of the issue.Try running a business before running your mouth.Business does not exist to cater to your needs,they were started to make money.I know that is hard for you to grasp,but the world does not revolve around the greedy little beggars like you who want everything handed to them.

          • medicvet

            LOL, business IS in business to serve our needs, because if they don’t they don’t make money, and they all better wake up and realize that some people don’t just shop for convienience or product, some purchase, or don’t, out of conscience.

          • Ironhawk86

            Some epic stupidity there

          • cupsmom

            Please boycott all the places you feel are “bad” , which result in less buisness and more folks getting fired…so thats your plan? papas or applebees wont lose money they will just lay off more people.. sounds good. and please dont advise anyone on how to run their business..Im sure you woudnt appreciate it being done to you..

          • E.Berberian

            So would YOU go into business to serve others needs without making any money? You’d just work for free? Wow, that’s mighty kind of you. Apparently, you don’t have a family to provide for or bills to pay or maybe you just sign up for those welfare checks paid for by the ones who provide a service for money. That’s called irony, no?

          • J. Cox

            No,business is in the business to be profitable.If profits are not the driving force in the economy,then please enlighten us to what exactly makes people risk everything taking a chance to make it to the proverbial top?I am sure if all you liberals want,you could work for half of what you make now,and go live on a commune or something…..not like that has worked out to well before,but liberalism is the constant repeating of failure and expecting a different result each time.
            If this is a moral issue,then you just assigned the US government to dictating and enforcing morality….something you guys on the left just love.How about we go ahead and ride that train to the end.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            You’re the one that’s complainting about it. Why are you so convoluted?? And how cool is that of you thinking that Papa John pizza is that BIG the only pizza in the world…John just might thank you!!
            And yes, he will survive all the rich will. How about you?? Can’t be Rich if you hate the Rich. Wah-wah, it’s not fair…I didn’t built it but I want a house like his…

          • MarkD

            You mean 9 more holes so Obama can play some golf?

          • CalMum

            I know, you know better. :)

          • U-R-Busted

            No bird brain, in fact Pizza consumption like most other “treat” types of things have been excluded during the more and more expensive living cost most “working” people experience. Just going to work has become so expensive many marginal “income” (that means they work or use to) families have had to abandon their jobs because it cost more to get their and back than the job was able to pay. The cost of gasoline for many ‘working” families has almost tripled in the last few years. I realize that you were probably educated at a “youth camp” in America, but do the basic math. In 2007 if it cost Jane Doe $25 a week to get to and from work, it now cost her $75 or more PER WEEK!!! Can you give me ANY example of a regular “working”persons income being increased equivalent to $75 a week in the same time period??? Go ahead, PROVE ME WRONG!!!

          • Michael Rice

            Nope, but it would have resulted in these layoffs nto happening. actually, we’d all have mroe money, so, yeah, we probably would have ate mroe pizza.
            It’s about the health care costs, not demand.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bouldin.9 Chris Bouldin

            Yep. Greater expansion, more jobs, more advertising. All results in more people buying more pizza.

          • CalMum

            It’s not about demand, it’s about the cost of doing business. As the owner he has figured it out, and is acting accordingly. Duh, didn’t you know, if the other guy was elected, everyone would be hiring today.

          • Ironhawk86

            You lost me with that last sentence. Romney was never going to touch Obamacare. Its his baby after all.

          • JannyMae

            I think you better go compare the ACA to the Massachusetts bill. There is a world of difference between the two.

          • Ironhawk86

            Just because one is worse than the other doesn’t mean both don’t suck hard.

          • Hal Fast

            JannyMae, if you watched the debates – which it appears you did not – Romney said his plan would be run like his plan in Mass, at the state level not at the fed level and those are worlds apart. The states can then determine how much care depending on the state and how many people actually need it, and can benefit from it, because all states have different population size, demographic and needs. Wake up now.

          • JannyMae

            What are you talking about? IIRC, throughout his campaign, Romney just said he would issue waivers for the ACA and then repeal and replace the bill, but he never really explained what he was going to “keep” from the ACA. Regardless of what Romney would’ve TRIED TO DO, the ACA is going to be a disaster for this country. So you’d better wake up to that now…if you haven’t already.

          • JannyMae

            Hal Fast, I think you may have misinterpreted my first comment, because it appears we are on the same page.

          • Ironhawk86

            Hal, that may well be true. But it doesn’t change the fact Romneycare was a clusterfvck that no elected official should be proud to have on their record.

          • CalMum

            In reference to business owners I know whom would have been hiring today if Romney was elected, healthcare issues set aside. Apparently they have little faith in the current admin.

            I believe Romney stated he would not scrap the whole thing, but would keep the certain elements, passing on others.

          • Ironhawk86

            “I believe Romney stated he would not scrap the whole thing, but would keep the certain elements, passing on others”

            Yeah. I heard that bit of audio too and my thought was that’s what republicans get for nominating that two-faced weasel.

          • U-R-Busted

            If he IS a two faced weasel, then your guy is about a 40 faced weasel. He has told more LIES in his one term than ALL previous Presidents COMBINED!!! Research it on Google if you doubt me!

          • exiledbaystater

            A liberal, a moderate, and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartender says “Hey, Mitt.”

          • Christene

            WOW,…I thought you were out playing golf?

          • subo

            ..and an idiot, moron and commie walked into the same bar. The bartender says “Hey, OB.”

          • elpinche

            Mitt joke is funnier, and Obama won.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002891908438 Brandon Donavan

            I voted for Romney and wish Obama would have an aneurysm, but even I laughed at this joke, funny!

          • Ironhawk86

            I HATE Obama you idiot. What I hate equally is RINO creeps like Romney and McCain who disguise themselves as alternatives to the man when they are nothing of the sort.

          • elpinche

            You libtard.

          • Ironhawk86

            Blow me

          • Michael Rice

            I will cut the defecit. I will cut unemployment. I will improve Muslim relations. It was a spontaneous protest due to a video….yep two faced, all right,.

          • Ironhawk86

            If you bothered to click on my profile you would have quickly discovered I am NOT a supporter. If anyone’s conservative credential deserve questioning its the lemmings who fell for Romney’s smokescreen.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bouldin.9 Chris Bouldin

            Um forcing it down the throats of businesses and individuals was going to be GONE. You people need to stop lying.

          • Ironhawk86

            The hell do you mean “you people”? I’m probably farther to the right than any of you. Romney was a flip-flopping con man who was going to keep Obamneycare in place and everyone knows it. The fact that this SOB is rumored to be in the running for an Obama cabinet position tells you all you need to now about what a friend of conservatism he was.

          • Dan Morgan

            THE FACT THAT HE IS RUMORED ??? WTF

          • MSwogger

            yes he was more of a moderate but was the better choice.

          • John Lazzaro

            The only two-faced weasel is Obama.Guy smearing Romney any chance he got.Like when he said he caused some woman’s cancer when said woman’s cancer didn’t happen til 5 years later.Obama with his absurd strut and phony false smile.Man single handily destroyed the economy and the idea of forcing health insurance down every employees throat.People are suppose to take care of these things themselves nothing having w/e business they work for pay for it it doesn’t even make any sense.Obama just spits and denounces the constitution.

          • Ironhawk86

            Romney and Obama are BOTH left-wing crooks. The only difference is the former was pretending he wasn’t. There’s a reason why he couldn’t match Johnny McRINO’s vote total.

          • elpinche

            TED NUGENT/TRUMP 2013!!

          • Terry

            It wouldn’t be up to Romney to cherry pick. All he could do is sign a bill sent to him by the Congress. (A concept that Obama doesn’t understand – see Executive Orders telling staff to violate DOMA, Welfare, Immigration and WARN laws, to name a few.) The US House has already passed entire repeal of ObamaCare about 30 times. Dem Senate “leader” won’t bring it up for a vote in the Senate.

          • http://www.facebook.com/marizy31 MaryEllen Smith

            Can’t wait until they tell the seriors to go home and take a pain pill and wair for the grim reaper……and remember …….the gov. fans aarp say you’re a senior at 50……heheheh it’s going to be a hoot to watch…..

          • MSwogger

            I can’t wait to see Pelosi gone. That lady has several screws loose.

          • Jeri Bertinot Miller

            In other words, he would have actually READ the bill before passing it, and would leave out certain parts which infringe on the religious liberty of others, such as free birth control pills and abortifacient drugs, which were already available in free clinics and in pharmacies all over the US! He probably would have considered the impact of adding several million people to the health care system, and thought of ways to pay for it, and encourage more students to the healthcare field. The health care issue is important enough to take some time to get input from BOTH parties (as the Dems did not!) and to do it right so that it would not adversely impact job creation as Obamacare is doing.

          • http://twitter.com/heididavenport heididav

            he was going to end it.

          • Ironhawk86

            Please listen to that interview where he says “Gee, I dunno. I kinda like some parts of it” with his trademark non-committal tone and tell me with a straight face that he was going to repeal a piece of legislation he essentially authored.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bouldin.9 Chris Bouldin

            Obamacare was gone if Romney was elected. It’s a shame libs have no economical sense and are so jealous of other people’s success.

          • Christene

            This is what happens when you get “iinfo” from the media. A lot of differences between the Romney bill, and your dear leaders bill, one being not mandatory, two the IRS work bump, just take the time to read it! All Americans should have read the bill before voting!!

          • Joe Smith

            according to obamas own lying words he was going to post any bill or law before it was passesd on the internet for everyone to see so we knew exacttly what was being done just another lie in obmamas kenyan cap

          • big al

            I try not to listen to anything he say’s but I remember that statement

          • Ironhawk86

            Again, I AM NOT OBAMA supporter. I think the man belongs behind bars or worse. THE ACA is an unconstitutional piece of trash no matter who’s name you put on it. Conservatives deserve to be ridiculed if they were swindled by this Massachusetts con man into thinking he was one of them when everyone and their dog knows he wasn’t.

          • pdx73

            You obviously weren’t listening. Romney was on record as promising to get rid of Obamacare as his first act as President.

          • Ironhawk86

            Romney’s “on record” of saying lots of things.

          • goddessDiana2you

            Intelligent reply. very true. this is about business sense; but don’t trouble yourself with explaining good business practices to Liberals. Why I argued this point today with a “Liberal” who hails Obama as a hero and applauds ALL of his policies (AND blames Bush for every evil in the world)

            THEN I realized that he is CANADIAN and a PROUD SOCIALIST!!!
            so LIBERAL=SOCIALIST
            Cant get them to understand this.

          • SwTk

            It is, however, a Capitalist country that thrives on commerce. If the cost of doing business becomes too high, guess what? Cuts have to be made. The market is proving this as we speak. The Dems voted – they have their revenge. Now we all have to deal with the fall out.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bouldin.9 Chris Bouldin

            They don’t want to blame themselves for layoffs. They have to blame everyone else. Typical libs.

          • Terry

            What? So Papa John is is squeezing every last nickel out of the country? Or…. He makes a product that people LIKE and want to buy. You’re right about one thing, potential increased costs forced on him by the federal gov’t IS a business problem that he has to figure out. Looks to me like he just did.

          • Taquoshi

            I’ve seen this train coming down the track for a L-O-N-G time. It’s not going to be just Papa John’s or Olive Garden. Basically, any business with a sizable work crew will have to jettison the health care portion because the costs have been skyrocketing. Of course, the liberals are free to boycott whomever they choose. I wonder how many of them actually eat at Papa John’s?

            Restaurant and food service jobs are tough, so the younger crowd will find employment there. As for the Seniors, well, I see them bagging my groceries at the local supermarket these days. God help us all.

          • cONScIENcE

            My acceptance speech. First of all, I have to start by thanking God for giving me the strength to endure last night’s campaign. Second – If this post makes the Twitchy feed, I would be amazed as I was unfortunately “moderated” out of commenting last night after a dozen or so posts. It’s OK though – the time that I saved was used wisely as I was able to go out and purchase those last minute end of the world supplies just before all of the USA economy completely shut down…. anyways….. But like the voices of millions and the majority of Americans on Tuesday night.. You can moderate us out but WE WILL BE HEARD! The most surprising outcome of last night’s mission was that in a couple short hours, I was able to “fire up the base” more than Romney was able to over the course of his billion dollar super-charged super pac-ed campaign. And even more surprising is that in your replies to my posts, it became again glaringly obvious what many of your contributions to our union consist of… relentless fear and hate. You are so ready to stand up and speak when you believe your opponent is a gay black woman on welfare who just had an abortion… but not ready to contribute such passion to real discussion about what needs to be done to move OUR country FORWARD. Special interests and corporate greed have snuck their way in the back door of our government and have redefined the rules of the healthcare game that affect our country’s prosperity at the citizen level…. but you spent a year or more trashing Obamacare over single line item issues and dancing with rhetoric served up by your media puppeteers while completely missing the target. Know your enemy my friends. Know your enemy….

          • Dan Morgan

            The machines were rigged taking votes from both sides but unequally. Does anyone here actually believe that Romney, (a rino, I know ) got almost 2 million fewer votes than McCain after record early voter registrations in dozens of states? Polling station operators talking about record turnouts and obviously Romney supporters? GOP poll workers being sent home and that polling center suddenly goes 99+ % for Obama? And the media cricket chirping about any irregularities?

            FACT, RUNNING AGAINST A HARD LEFTIST, AND KNOWING THE VOTE WILL BE SPLIT WITH 20%, YOU CAN NOT RUN A MODERATE OR THE END RESULT IS LEFT OF CENTER!! DRAW IT ON PAPER IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME!

            WE RAN A COUPLE AF DECENT GUYS McCAIN AND ROMNEY BUT THEY WERE MODERATES!!
            DOES ANYONE THINK NEWT WOULD HAVE STOOD FOR THAT CANDY CRAWLEY CRAP?? HE WOULD HAVE GONE OFF LIKE A FREAKING ROCKET!! AND IN THE THIRD DEBATE, HE WOULD HAVE TORE OBAMAS HEAD OFF LIKE ROMNEY SHOULD HAVE!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1502684566 Marissa Morris Oliver

            Actually, he did…coordinating efforts with telethon at UofKY Pappa Johns helped raise $1 million dollars for victims of east coast. Check was presented on Friday night.

          • RevJoe1

            @ Conscience You obviously don’t have any clue about economics or business. Otherwise you wouldn’t spew such stupidity from your PIEhole!

          • drofmanythings

            Papa is donating 2,000,000 pies this holiday season. This was announced before the storm. About 58% of the workforce works for “scumbag corporations” and can pay their bills and raise their families. The guys who deliver pizzas and gals who wait tables can move right up into these business, increasing their incomes as they progress. The Marxists out there have no solution to the success of capitalism for those who are diligent and motivated. Karl Marx was a fool who never paid his own bills and he never once visited a factory despite writing thousands of pages about “workers” he never knew. Following him is a fool’s chase.

          • Michael Rice

            Exactly, what are you babbling about. Demand has nothign to do with it. Can you read?

          • rich9988

            thats called free enterprise or supply and demand they are not squeezing this country.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.bouldin.9 Chris Bouldin

            This will affect other pizza places too. This will cover the entire country and most businesses. You really need to study up on economics. The USA is a country. One full of companies that hire people and sell products or services. The less money they have the fewer jobs they can provide. The people of the USA need jobs to live. The lack of understanding people like you have is unbelievable.

          • Hal Fast

            Corps owe nobody a job. Really, they don’t owe or have to provide anybody a job period. Don’t like it, too bad, because it’s not your business. Go start a business and hire a few hundred people then tell me what you know. In the meantime, shut up and thank you very little.

          • http://twitter.com/Bfadair Brian Adair

            “Seriously… these scumbag corporations need to step up and support this country rather than trying to squeeze every last nickel out of it.”
            Really isn’t that what the government is doing. If a company has a dollar to spend it cant print money like the government can. Something got to go, reduce payroll, cut back or increase price, If Papa Johns increased its cost you libs will be screaming about that. All you guys want is FREE stuff.. Get a grip on reality

          • $22639970

            Excellent point, Brian. I can refuse to patronize a company if they don’t serve me well, but the government can compel my patronage at gunpoint. So, who’s the real scumbag thug?

          • Deana Gardner Ray

            He’s talking about franchise owners! You liberals spout your crap without knowing the facts, But I guess that’s why you voted Obama in again!

          • Joe Smith

            if the usa was a company obama had us in bankruptcy 4 years in a row our doors would be closed

          • subo

            You have NO idea how generous he is with his money..all you are doing is making malicious assumptions to fuel more envy. Just how was he going to deliver or make pizzas without power or gas…just a thought. Go ahead, take all his wealth..will it make anyone else richer? Never got a job from a poor person. The entire Democrat party is fueled by envy. Get rid of business..see where we go.

          • http://www.facebook.com/marizy31 MaryEllen Smith

            Business is not started to take care of people…….Businesses are started to MAKE MONEY….How
            evil can one be…………….

          • $22639970

            Haven’t spent much time working in the private sector, have you, cON?

          • Bill Brockie

            Before giving ANY weight to your opinion on job killer or not, Which side of the paycheck do YOU sign?

          • Guest

            the USA is setup like a corporation, we’re hardly a Country anymore. Don’t kid yourself. And it’s Obamacare that’s helping to choke the lifeblood of our country, and actually Papa Johns gives away LOTS of free pizzas, MILLIONS a year. It’s my favorite pizza joint by far I would know, go sign up for the mailing list you get so many free pizzas in your email lol. And our country is based on capitalism, so if you don’t like it, move somewhere else. It’s not going to change just because corporations are forced into giving more free handouts, it’s going to get worse, as you can see. Corporations are setup not to take the loss, it’s whatever is in the best interest of the financial assets. Always has been. For those now looking to get some Papa Johns, let me recommend my favorite, the BBQ Chicken (Specialty) it’s AMAZING! Instead of pizza sauce, it uses a hawaiian style bbq sauce, topped with bacon and chicken and stuff mmmmm my favorite :)

          • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

            Do you think that other places aren’t going to follow suit? Grocery stores are going to be doing this, WalMart, Target, Sears, EVERYBODY is going to do this. so where will you guys shop if you’re boycotting everything?

          • Jeri Bertinot Miller

            It’s a franchise which means each place is owned individually by people who pay for the franchise, idiot! These are small businesses, and small businesses can’t afford to pay the extra costs of Obamacare. Put the blame where it belongs, on Obama. This healthcare bill was touted as “free medical care” for everyone, but common sense should tell you idiots that you can’t add several million people to the healthcare system without adding a lot more money and a lot more doctors!!!!!! Someone has to pay for it, and of course, it’s the employers!!!!

          • Jeri Bertinot Miller

            You said, “the US is a country not a corporation”; of course, and Papa John’s IS a corporation, a business, a FOR-PROFIT venture, and as such is not responsible for taking care of employees other than paying them a decent wage. Their employees CHOOSE to work for Papa John’s and if they don’t like it, they can go work somewhere else. Oh wait, most businesses are no longer hiring full-time employees because they can’t afford to BOTH pay them a decent wage AND pay for their healthcare!!! Sorry!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/pam.walker.7921 Pam Pappas Walker

            “Fundraising efforts got a big boost early when John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s Pizza, called in to report $1 from every pizza sold on Nov. 7 will be donated to the relief efforts. Schnatter estimated that could total up to $400,000.”
            Read more about it here:
            http://www.lanereport.com/14984/2012/11/big-blue-nation-cares-telethon/

          • Keninmo

            How in the world do you fit that much stupidity into one skull? Love how you ignorant Progressives have so many great ideas on how to spend everybody else’s money. Here’s an idea, moron — why don’t you take YOUR OWN MONEY and start a pizza corporation? And then you can provide all the healthcare welfare in the world to everybody? Paid for with YOUR OWN MONEY. How about it, bonehead?

          • RK

            It has nothing to do with demand. It has to do with the cost of running a business and being able to keep that business open. I run a business, and I am sure many others on here do as well. It is called future budgeting to keep your business afloat; pretty simple concept that the White House can’t figure out.

          • ceemack

            So, it’s his patriotic duty to operate at no profit? Or at a loss?

            You sound like a Nazi.

          • Cody

            Idiot Liberal, it never fails. YOU and your ilk are what is wrong with this country. Want a hand out at every turn and corner. So, no matter how much burden the Federal government decides to saddle businesses with, it is just up to them to figure it out, huh? Well, they are figuring it out, they are going to cut back so they stay profitable, got it? If they can not be profitable, then they can not stay in business, got it yet? I doubt it. Why don’t you go start your own business and see how well you fare, Jack A..

          • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

            I never really ordered from Papa Johns because I would rather support a local mom & pop pizza shop that uses local produce and local distributors. Now I may have to order from Papa Johns once in a while though…

          • Bill Brockie

            if it is a franchise it IS probably local owned….

          • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

            you have a point, i didn’t think about that. i still plan on patronizing both equally since i do like Papa Johns and the local joints :)

          • Butch Knouse

            Most people outside of the largest cities don’t have any Mom and Pop pizza shops to support.

          • syvyn11

            In Louisville (home of Papa John’s) there are many locally owned pizza joint. And many of them are much better than PJs.

          • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

            I like their pizza, in my humble opinion their crust cannot be topped, and i’m a pizza crust kind of lady. Pizza Hut’s pan pizza has got VERY greasy since I worked there in high school, Domino’s is alright NOW, but it used to be horribad (horrible AND bad). But if i want wings or sides, or an amazing sub… Mom & Pop place all the way :)

          • Terry

            Energizer –

            The St. Louis-based company said Thursday that it expects to shed about 1,500 employees. When finished, the restructuring should lead to $200 million in pretax yearly savings, Energizer said. It aims to have most of its restructuring steps finished by the end of September 2014.

            • Westinghouse –

            Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator, has reduced its workforce by another 50 employees.

            • Research in Motion Limited –

            Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving on Wednesday, according to a source close to the company who did not want to be named.

            • Lightyear Network Solutions –

            More than one dozen employees at a Pikeville company lost their jobs this week. Officials with Lightyear Network Solutions said they are consolidating offices in Louisville and Pikeville to save money.

            • Hawker Beechcraft –

            The company says 240 employees will lose their jobs with the closing of Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas.

            • Boeing (30% of their management staff) –

            Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to employ 30% fewer executives at its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit by the end of 2012 compared to 2010 levels.

            • CVPH Medical Center –

            CVPH Medical Center has handed pink slips to 17 employees. The layoffs — nine in management and eight hourly staffers — are part of an effort to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond,” a press release said.

            • US Cellular –

            The move will result in 980 job cuts at U.S. Cellular, with 640 in the Chicago area, according to a spokeswoman. The cuts are slightly under 12 percent of the approximately 8,400 total employees U.S. Cellular had at the end of the third quarter.

            • Momentive Performance Materials –

            About 150 workers at Sistersville’s Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week.

            • Rocketdyne –

            About 100 employees at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, most of whom work in the San Fernando Valley, were laid off Wednesday in response to dwindling government spending on space exploration, the company said. The layoffs were effective immediately, and 75 percent of them came at the facilities on Canoga and De Soto avenues, which employ about 1,100 people. The company has six sites across the Valley.

            • Brake Parts –

            The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December…The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013

            • Vestas Wind Systems –
            Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) is seeking to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and said it’s reducing headcount by 3,000 to raise the staff cuts by the biggest wind turbine maker to almost a third over two years.

            • Husqvarna –

            Husqvarna AB (HUSQB), the world’s biggest maker of powered garden tools, plans to cut about 600 jobs in a move that will save 220 million kronor ($33 million) a year by 2014.

            • Center for Hospice New York –

            The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care plans to temporarily lay off as many as 40 employees next year as it embarks on a major renovation of the inpatient unit at its Cheektowaga campus.

            • Bristol-Meyers –

            Bristol-Myers Squibb is following up its lackluster third-quarter results with almost 480 layoffs. As Pharmalot reports, the company notified the New Jersey government that it would scale back in Plainsboro, which means the cuts will hit its sales operations.

            • OCE North America –

            Trumbull printer- and scanning-equipment provider Oce North America, Inc. will lay off 135 workers in three Connecticut communities, including East Hartford, according to its notice with the state Labor Department.

            • Darden Restaurants –

            The company, which was among those who had received an Obamacare waiver in the past, is looking to limit workers to 28 hours per week. A full time employee that is required to have health insurance (lest the employer pay a fine) works 30 hours per week, as defined by the Obamacare law.

            • West Ridge Mine –

            In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down “204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014″ and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

            • United Blood Services Gulf –

            United Blood Services Gulf South region, the non-profit blood service provider for much of south Louisiana and Mississippi, will lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce. It was a hard decision to make according to Susan Begnaud, Regional Center Director for the Gulf South region

          • cobra3921

            Wow 12 cents extra on a pizza so that his employees can have health insurance! Were do you see that killing jobs!Whats funny is that these Papa Johns employees are eligible for state medicaid! So they make record profits and tax payers have to foot the bill because these greedy morons can’t afford to give their employees healthcare!While the taxes Papa johns pay to the state it resides does not cover the cost for uninsured employees.While the Hospitals have to take in a loss because of non payment for services to these same non insured minimum wage workers!

          • syvyn11

            The individual stores are franchises. Owned not by corporate, but by small businesses. The franchise bear the cost of ObamaDEATHCare. They will go out of business.

            This is what happens when we have economic illiterates in charge.

        • $24698634

          Hope you have health insurance to cover the consequences of eating really, bad food.

        • http://twitter.com/jbard66 Jason

          And even get fatter than you already are, Tea Bag?

      • ember

        Thou shalt not covet. ~ GOD

        • medicvet

          you don’t exist – me.

          • Ironhawk86

            Envy is unhealthy regardless of what you believe.

        • Clint Barnett

          it has nothing to do with “coveting”. thats the idiocy of all this. point out someone who is being a selfish ass and suddenly you’re just jealous. I honestly don’t want what he has. Actually, I’m pretty damn happy about what i already have. It just seems a bit greedy to act like you can’t afford to give your employees the things they need to live when you already live WAY beyond what anyone needs.

          • diskinetic

            So, exactly how much does everyone need?

          • Terry

            It’s HIS money Clint. It doesn’t make him ‘greedy’ to want to spend it how HE chooses (just like you can decide how to spend your own). The dumbasses that voted Obama and actually have a job are in for a shocker when they see their paychecks after 1/1/13. The Bush tax RATES are gone, and they benefited lower level income earners the most. Think about what you’re advocating? If every business owner passes increased costs due to Obamacare onto the customers, its YOU who are paying for their health insurance. Did you really mean to sign up for that? If yes, my son’s prescription needs to be refilled. It’s $360. You can make the check out to Walgreens….

          • exiledbaystater

            Market economics dictate that the cost of Obamacare to employers will be split among employees, customers, and shareholders. The companies will pass on the costs they can, and absorb those they can’t. At present, cost of health care in some businesses goes 100% to employees. It’s not a perfect system but it’s better than no system.

          • Terry

            Just curious, what’s the profit margin on a pizza, or a Big Mac? If you have 50 employees and have to pay for their health insurance when you never had to before, that’s an increase of $300,000 in your expense column (50x $6,000), or, you can pay the $100,000 fine. That is one hell of a lot of pizzas. You can’t just divide that number by the price of a za. How much of that za is profit; after paying the food distributor for the ingredients, the employees to make it, the power company to give you gas/electric and the landlord if rental, or property tax man if you own the building? Let’s assume you make $2/za. If you took the “cheap” way out and just paid the new tax, you’d have to sell 50,000 more pizzas just to cover this new expense. As the owner, you still haven’t made a nickel.

          • Michael Rice

            It is just a shame the government thinks they can just take other people’s money and force them to give it someone else. Let’s compare back statements….you and I…whoever has mroe has to give the toehr enough to make ti equal….you up for it?

          • Keninmo

            Then take YOUR OWN MONEY and start a pizza corporation and give free health care welfare to everybody — on YOUR DIME.

      • lainer51

        only with Barry and the gang

      • disqusplaya

        Conservatives-“Hmm,wonder how he did it? I wanna find out so I can do it too!”

        Sure does.

      • cONScIENcE

        It boils down to revenge. Revenge is all it can be. It’s about more than .14 per pie. It’s about the millions he’s dropped on lobbyists to stop Obamacare for the last 2 years… He’s losin’ big. Romney was his only hope at getting a return on his lobbyist investment. He’s pissed and out for blood… Never mess with a rich man’s money.

        • Terry

          Have you gone grocery shopping lately? Price of food is skyrocketing. He has to factor that into the pricing of his pie’s too. One can only raise the price so much, or people will quit buying the product because they can’t afford it. Then the business goes under and the employees don’t even have a job. Good plan. Just curious if all these boycotters are also going to boycott the medical device makers because they are closing up shop and moving out of the US due to the new Obamacare tax on them? Will these people refuse a stent or artificial hip because the manufacturer moved to China?

        • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

          No, Revenge is OBAMA’s campainge slogan. Him and that Jarrette whatever…Hey conscience, I don’t make a lot of money. Lets put what I make and what you make in a pot and lets split it in half. How about that??

      • subo

        Progressiveness is fueled by envy. It’s hard for a lib to realize they lack the ability to accomplish and achieve certain qualities. Working hard to reach goals is difficult and the only reaction they have is to maliciously deprive the hard workers of what they have, even though the status will never be transformed to the envier/themselves. Everything libs propose, is based on envy.

      • http://twitter.com/jbard66 Jason

        Yeah — I’m sure ENVIOUS of a party that just lost an election due to numb-nuts like you spouting hate.

        I can guarantee you, your hate is not appreciated by the real America.

        • Keninmo

          Yes, you are. Precisely. As O’Reilly put it — half the country has realized it can vote itself free stuff, and they vote for the guy most likely to give them free stuff, and they don’t give a da*& about how it’s gotten or paid for or who has to be robbed to get it. Romney was off by 3% — it’s 50% of the country that’s a complete worthless writeoff.

      • Tired of entitlement.

        Yes

      • cONScIENcE

        My acceptance speech. First of all, I have to start by thanking God for giving me the strength to endure last night’s campaign. Second – If this post makes the Twitchy feed, I would be amazed as I was unfortunately “moderated” out of commenting last night after a dozen or so posts. It’s OK though – the time that I saved was used wisely as I was able to go out and purchase those last minute end of the world supplies just before all of the USA economy completely shut down…. anyways….. But like the voices of millions and the majority of Americans on Tuesday night.. You can moderate us out but WE WILL BE HEARD! Envy That! The most surprising outcome of last night’s mission was that in a couple short hours, I was able to “fire up the base” more than Romney was able to over the course of his billion dollar super-charged super pac-ed campaign. And even more surprising is that in your replies to my posts, it became again glaringly obvious what many of your contributions to our union consist of… relentless fear and hate. You are so ready to stand up and speak when you believe your opponent is a gay black woman on welfare who just had an abortion… but not ready to contribute such passion to real discussion about what needs to be done to move OUR country FORWARD. Special interests and corporate greed have snuck their way in the back door of our government and have redefined the rules of the healthcare game that affect our country’s prosperity at the citizen level…. but you spent a year or more trashing Obamacare over single line item issues and dancing with rhetoric served up by your media puppeteers while completely missing the target. Know your enemy my friends. Know your enemy….

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      So a man who makes 20 million dollars a year should refuse his employees health care when they make 25,000 a year? Really? And they are the reason that he makes 20 million a year. It’s disgusting. There is a man in Japan who cut his own salary so that he didn’t have to lay off workers. He eats in the same cafeteria his workers do. And he is in a cubicle just like they are. He is respected. Papa Johns is not.

      • Liberal Hater

        Do you understand what a business is? No, of course not. You’re a fucking idiot.

      • Gusta

        You are an ignoramus. They are NOT HIS EMPLOYEES. Many of the Papa John’s restaurants are FRANCHISES. Which means they are individually owned and are small businesses but operate under the corporate name.

        • Sonya A. Willis

          Uh-oh careful. You just started talking that there business-ney stuff again.

          • Gusta

            LOL, I was trying to keep it simple. Next time I shall post in Seussian.

        • Michael Eck

          So the franchise owners should make the call,but that isn’t how it works. Do you think Papa John’s doesn’t make money from their franchises? Do you think franchises simply pay the fee and can then do whatever they want? No, the corporation still decides the way things are run. The companies CEO makes the call and he is making a bad one. Only companies that don’t provide health insurance in the first place are the ones whining and they happen to be the biggest and most profitable. Of course spending is going to increase due to increased enrollment. Imagine that, a nationwide multi-milion dollar company providing health insurance for their low income employees. Spending for companies with employees between 100 and 1000 will increase by as much as 9%, spending for companies of 1,000 and more (like Papa John’s) is projected to increase by as much as 4%, while spending for employers with less than 100 employees is expected to decrease by 2%. It is much better than what we had before and if buisnesses have to spend a little more and raise prices for awhile, then so be it. It has worked well in Mass. (even though it was much weaker then it should have been, just like the ACA). Oh nice name calling. There is always civil discourse from the modern anti-intellectual right, isn’t there?

          • Gusta

            You will never win an argument on the internet. It can’t be done! p.s. an “ignoramus” is an ignorant person. It’s not “name calling”. Name calling would be something like “you idiot monkeyface troll”. It’s ok to be an ignoramus, but then you don’t have the rights to argue about the subject at hand. I am an ignoramus about football, so I stay out of the discussion over who’s going to the Super Bowl. Get my drift?

          • bullsihtter

            I am name calling — deal with it!!!

          • Jerry Erickson

            Michael Eck, do you own a business? If so, how many do you employee? Once I get an idea of the risk you take everyday when you wake up and when you go to bed, I will then add my insight to your comments.

          • Shannon Piper

            As someone who has worked in franchised restaurants, I’ll tell you that profitability is the responsibility of each individual franchise. Product and procedure come from HQ, but it’s up to the franchise owner and management to balance labor spending with sales. He didn’t say he’s issuing a company mandate that franchises lay off employees, he said he foresees it happening inevitably, because the ACA is going to increase labor costs for individual franchise owners.

          • Shannon Piper

            Oh, and I can also tell you that labor costs are already a big issue for many franchised restaurants. I worked at a Friendly’s where we (servers) often doubled as dishwashers because our store couldn’t afford to staff a dishwasher for every shift. Our managers were always stressing over their labor report. And that was before the recession. I imagine it’s worse now.

          • Guest

            <> Complete generalization! Not true, either… All businesses that are not part of the bs exemption process are complaining. Those whom offer health coverage now AND those whom will be forced to in the near future. Want to talk unfair practice? Why does any corp or company get exempted. BTW, wait until the doctors start bailing out and retiring… it’s already happening in my town. Hardly will matter if everyone has healthcare without any doctors available. Who you going to blame then, the pizza dude?

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Most ignoramus’ comment in your post => “Only companies that don’t provide health insurance in the first place
            are the ones whining and they happen to be the biggest and most
            profitable.”

            Really? So Apple and IBM et. al. don’t provide benes for their employees? You sure about that? You might want to check your own intelligence before calling others out for what you yourself are guilty of.

            Oh wait, that’s typical liberal style…

          • cONScIENcE

            It’s not a matter of providing… it’s a matter of what they provide. Every line of an employer provided insurance plan is negotiated with insurance companies. My buddy works for PNC bank and they basically stuck him with the bill for next year’s changes with a nice increase in premiums… My company on the other hand decided to absorb the costs and actually lower the premiums for its employees… I work for a 1 billion dollar company. It was a CHOICE that PNC made to stick their most needy employees with a crippling penalty in order to maintain a healthy P&L for the top echelon to continue to receive massive bonuses resulting from record profits. WAKE UP! Your country and it’s people are being raped in front of your eyes. Move your money to a local credit union… Buy your pizza from Mama Jo’s and not Papa Johns.

        • http://twitter.com/lulubell247 Norma Killam

          Libs cannot grasp that idea.The employees are not why he makes 20 million a yr.if he does.It’s mainly the customers who purchase his products.That allows him to have employees.

          • medicvet

            Exactly, and customers have a right to go where they want and buy what they want, and many customers don’t want to patronize businesses that treat their workers like dirt.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Why don’t you advocate that our President and all his sycophants in the business world do the same, so as to not be a hypocrite and all…..

      • TundraThunder

        You should like what Mitt Romney did while he was governor of Massachusetts and when he headed the Olympics. He took no salary for either job! Just sayin’.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          I didn’t mind Mittens as a Governor. It was when he had to try and appease the extreme right that he became unelectable. Same with McCain. I liked him before he had to run for President and appeal to the religious right. If Mittens didn’t have the social agenda of 1953, I might have voted for him. Just goes to show you that the worst thing republicans ever did was sell their souls to the church.

          • J. Cox

            And the lib bigot troll is back showing his lack of intelligence yet again

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            At least they didn’t sell it to the mosque.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Or Planned Parenthood.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            It would never occur to you that the Democrat Party is currently run by the extreme left, would it? You don’t even have the physical capability to utter the phrase, “extreme left wing.”

            But that is who runs the Dems today. You are aligned with Communists, who know better than to call themselves by their real name.

          • Elena0412

            Troll from datalounge?

          • lainer51

            I hope you don’t think “Mittens” is witty or original, it is sooo old already; it doesn’t even mean anything that relates to Mitt Romney. Does he wear mittens in public or what? Stale, boring and old!

          • http://www.facebook.com/dsatterfield2 David Satterfield

            Wow talk about a whole new level of being uninformed. Not wanting to pay for someone’s contraception is sooooo radical. Well look at this way. When you unemployed and paying the healthcare penalty at least your women will have free contraception. Oh boy!!!

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            He’s not interested in women.

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            LOL!!

          • Garth Haycock

            Your bigotry is showing.

          • Terry Murphy

            Odd an atheist acknowledging souls…..

          • CalMum

            So you are calling him by the slur name all BHO antagonists use, what can that tell us about you? I think you very much minded. A vote for him was never gonna happen, so don’t make it about republicans selling their souls.

          • AWomaninTX

            Sadder yet was the belief too many held that he could actually change things to appease the religious right. So many — too many — were scared into voting against him. I was almost one of them, then I caught my breath & actually thought about for a moment.

        • Terry Murphy

          Romney also said he’d donate his salary as President to charity. Obama offered to donate yours.

      • Bizness22

        You seem not to understand why people start a business to begin with. Hint: it’s not to NOT make money.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          In “business” of not making a profit: charity.

        • lainer51

          to libs it is… and if a business does make money, they want half, even if they didn’t get out of bed for a month.

        • CalMum

          It’s all about some social experiment … or order… or something… harder to tell everyday.

      • Maria Seeger

        So, a CEO who cuts hours just so he doesn’t have to lay his employees off is a douchebag in your eyes? You know folks, this kind of thinking reminds me so much of the radical movements of 40 years ago back when I was just a wet behind the ears 20-something. Only in those days we had the good sense to know that the people behind all the radical BS were members of the Communist party, so we’d shrug it off. Back then we didn’t *have* this enlightened entitlement society. So Michael, I’ll challenge you like I did the other guy (Vicious)….go out and start your own business so you can hire all the people that got laid off by the greedy CEO’s and pay for THEIR Obamacare because you’re so concened about it.

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          When he is making millions, yes. He is making more money than he will ever be able to spend in his lifetime. And he is cutting the hours of very low wage employees. Not executives. I’m sorry you are so afraid. That’s the Coulter’s and Malkin’s of this world’s fault. It’s going to be OK. You are going to survive.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            SO WHAT?
            Well you know what to do, cupcake. Start your OWN pizza place and hire everyone that Papa fires. I’m sure you can do it, after all running a business is OBVIOUSLY so easy and you’re already an expert.

          • lainer51

            good point … just like when Barry uses the same old terminology ” what the American people want”…. There is nothing I want that equates to what he wants… typical narcissist.

          • CalMum

            Thank You! I reject his notions. .

          • Maria Seeger

            Good God Almighty are you even for real? I’m actually sitting here *laughing* at your answer. I got news for you cupcake…I started out working minimum wage jobs 40 years ago back when I was a sweet young thing in my 20’s…and I *NEVER* got insurance. I was not ever allowed to work full time either and the pay sucked. It wasn’t until I worked briefly for the State and in education that I finally got benes.

            Honestly, I don’t think you’ve ever worked a day in your life. If you had you would realize that cutting back employee hours so that companies don’t have to pay benefits for their bottom tier employees is a time honored tradition. Anybody with sense who starts out in the working world understands that you have to start at the bottom and work your way up…benefits and hefty salaries have to be earned through promotion…they don’t get handed to you on a silver platter. I’m not afraid. I’m not a business owner, and I am retired. I’m fine. You’re the one that needs to start worrying especially when you start looking for work and find out that nobody is hiring.
            And if you already have a job, consider yourself lucky and cross your fingers that your employer doesn’t cut back your hours or lay you off. And by the way….not all the franchise owners are Republicans.

          • rbtpowell

            Your wasting your time on rational commentary, the socialists need at least half the country content at earning minimum wage and turning an entry level job into a lifetime endeavor. That’s the secret to buying elections.

          • Garth Haycock

            Who the hell are you to decide how much someone should make? As others have challenged, start your own business and hire everyone and pay for their healthcare if that’s what you think should be done. Don’t demand that others do what you say. As the saying goes, put YOUR money where YOUR mouth is.

          • Stefanie Schatzman

            Twenty-five years ago I had my own small business. My employees were paid above the going rate and treated well. However, I wasn’t getting paid, but worked 80+ hour weeks. Then there was talk of all employees had to have healthcare. All my employees had healthcare through their spouse’s insurance, except one. However, government was considering mandating that all businesses carry insurance for their own employees. There wasn’t any money to do it. I immediately started considering who would have to be laid off…..

            By the way, one of my friends made the remark that it must be nice to own your own business and freely go as you please. Monday through Thursday I usually worked from 8 a.m. until 1 a.m. Friday I tried to get home before 7 p.m. and get pizza and watch a movie (fall asleep) with my 3 and 5 year olds…..

          • Stefanie Schatzman

            Friday I tried to get home early, but Saturday was another 8+ hour day. It was a treat if Sunday was a day off. Our business was closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday, but were catch up days. It amazes me that someone opens a business, works an incredible number of hours, has limited family time and limited money particularly in the start up process, and people think they should come in an demand pay scales, benefits, how it should be run, etc. After 3 years I sold it, as I wanted to be with my sons. Too many people now want to be takers without doing anything to earn their wages.

          • Garth Haycock

            I appreciate you posting your comments because it might give ignorant liberals like Michael Hampton a starting point in understanding what it’s like to run a business. Obamacare will collapse the US economy. Either Obama, Reid and others don’t understand that, or they do understand it and destroying the economy is their intention.

            The worst part in all of this is that we all suffer the ignorance of the fools who reelected Obama. Yet the ones who will scream the loudest when it happens will be those same fools.

          • Maria Seeger

            My original response to you seems to have been lost, but that’s okay. I’ll only sit here and laugh at you because you sound so much like two brothers I used to know back in the 70’s, long-haired hippie radicals who told me that they were moving to Italy because Korporate Amerikkka sucked. Wonder how that worked out for them?
            And guess what, buppy….I’ll be willing to bet you that the majority of the franchise already have employees working less than 30 hours a week and therefore not receiving insurance of any kind. That’s usually what happens when you start your working life in a minimum wage job. Has nothing to do with ObamaCare. It’s a time-honored tradition, been that way for years. That’s why nobody’s freaking out here. I’m going to make an assumption here and bet you’re not currently working or only working part time. If you’re working less than 30 hours a week, go ahead and demand that your current employer give you more hours so that he or she has to pay your ObamaCare. I can bet dollars to doughnuts that the next words you’ll hear will be: “you’re fired!”.

          • Ironhawk86

            Wow. The guy who OWNS the company sets the policies? What an AMAZING concept. Well when you start your male prostitution ring, you can run it however your little heart desires. Ok?

          • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

            you must really hate the millions obama made from book sales

          • CalMum

            Why do you think YOU have the right, to make fiscal decisions for someone else? What country do you think you live in?

        • Todd Amend

          very well expressed maria , couldn’t agree more.

      • Rob

        NOBODY should EVER be FORCED to pay for OTHER people! Communist!

        • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

          Do you have to pay for car insurance?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            Not if you choose to not drive…

          • J. Cox

            Idiotic false argument.Car insurance pays for the other guys car when you wreck it..I know common sense and critical thinking is hard…but at least try.

          • ozconservative

            In the liberal world you don’t wreck the other guys car. Someone else makes that happen.

          • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Not if I don’t choose to own a car.

          • Skeeps

            No, he doesn’t. He can choose to use one of the many other available modes of transportation, you know, walking, biking, skateboarding, train, bus, trolley, etc.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            I do. And if I have a “pre-existing” damage from a collision, they won’t issue a policy to fix it.

          • Garth Haycock

            But if I don’t own a car, the government is not requiring me to buy car insurance. Nice try though.

          • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

            only if I register a car.
            I have a hundred vehicles in the dooryard if I wanted and drive them on my private road w/o insurance.

      • Jim Cooper

        So all the camgaign bundlers for Barry that received tax-payer money that went down the drain worked for free! Go away until you understand the freedom of our country!

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Well you know what to do, cupcake. Start your OWN pizza place and hire everyone that Papa fires. I’m sure you can do it, after all running a business is OBVIOUSLY so easy and you’re already an expert.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        You should go to Japan if that is the model of society that you want.

      • http://www.facebook.com/denise.mcpherson.16 Denise McPherson

        Good for the Japaneese man. Why don’t you move there? If the US so bad, why do people come here? The weather?

        • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

          Good one Denise!! I love America and Free Enterprise!!
          And 1St Amendment too!!!

      • Concerned

        You are wrong.. they are not the reason he makes 20 million a year…he is the reason they have a job and make anything a year. I could never in my life identify with this jealous attitude no matter how little I had. It is absolutely disgusting and against everything this country stands for.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Dittos.

      • lainer51

        and a man who was just reelected with the world burning around him, plays golf instead of working or better yet, apologizing to Brian Terry’s parents and families of 4 other
        dead Americans because of the debacle in Libya. Now THAT is disgusting!

      • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

        waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
        he gotz more than me
        waaaaaaaaaaa

        so what?
        he was smarter than you then
        I don’t see anyone forcing his employees to work for him, every one of them can quit if they want.
        he could also sell the franchise and not give a damn either way.

      • bullsihtter

        jealousy is an ugly fragrance, and people like you wear it well. Grow up you lib sh#%t if it were you on the other end yo would be bitching too!!

      • peoplectr

        And Romney would not have taken a salary in the White house had he won. Do you see Obama doing that? Oh no, but he can buy a multi million dollar house in Hawaii. It is Papa’s money, he can do with it what he wants.

      • chuck

        i dont see barry taking a pay cut and he is 11 million dollars richer since taking office in 2008

      • Jerry Erickson

        Typical ignorant, non business owner(ie risk taker) response…Mikey looks at the fact that John Schatter makes $20 million/year but has expenses of $19 million/year and started this business from scratch 26 years ago. Do you think he should be working for min wage buffoon?

      • Ron Edde

        What the CEO makes is completely irrelevant. You libs want to believe we are an egailitarian society. We aren’t, and we never will be. I do agree with you that CEOs make ENTIRELY too much money, and as a stockholder in a number of companies, I find that unacceptable. But your claim that the workers are ultimately responsible for the success of his or any company is laughable. 95% of them could be replaced, probably for even less money, in a New York minute. It’s not like most labor is made up of Phi Beta Kappas. Papa John’s employees make and deliver pizza. A well-trained monkey could do that.

      • Just Another Guy

        Your jealousy is apparent. Have you researched what these people did in order to succeed to the level they’ve attained? Do you know what they sacrificed to get there?

        Naw. You don’t All you want to do is complain.

        PLENTY of successful people, including myself, went without so that their employees could keep working. The goal isn’t to employ people. The goal is to be successful and reap benefits from that success.

        Papa Johns is respected. Just not by you. Wild claims are typical of a Liberal…unfounded, just loud.

        But that’s OK, plenty of people don’t respect you or your opinion, since they are based on ignorance of the facts and realities of running a business.

      • Gallatin

        Please provide examples of wealthy libtards that do what you just cited above. George Soros? Bill Gates? Warren Buffet? Steven Spielberg? David Geffen?

    • Bob Khan

      Hear, Hear!

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Yup, that’s an oldie but it’s never been truer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

      Yeah, try to keep in mind that it’s rich blue states like NY and CA that provide 2/3 of federal tax revenues and because of that subsidize poorer than dirt red ones like Mississippi(the poorest, most uneducated and strangely enough most conservative state),Alabama, Oklahoma, and Arkansas with food stamps, welfare, and entitlements so if we want universal healthcare damn right we’re going to get it.

      • SpinMeNot

        Actually, you’ll find California spends more on entitlements than most of the poor rural southern states combined. California You’ll also find that your racism is showing, most of the recipients of welfare in the South are minorities. Also, California generates more tax revenue, and you think that is a good thing? How does California do that, they tax the crap out of everyone. What happens? The population density of people that pay taxes goes down, because people want to keep what they earn and they leave for another state. If California is such a paradise, why the hell is it stone cold broke? You are an idiot. If you want to play with the big boys and girls, learn to come prepared.

        There we go, want want want, take take take. Little man, grow up. I’ve seen your counter battery capability and its crap. Bad language mostly. I’ll repeat it for you. “I am tougher than you, smarter than you, meaner than you and don’t give a rats ass about what you want.”
        You want universal health care because you are a worthless liberal-progressive puke that would rather take from someone else then earn it yourself. I got news for you, its unlikely the existing medical system in this country will handle Obamacare much less a truly universal single payer system.

        Talk to the other tool about supply and demand … lots of demand, little supply means no care. No care means your universal health care isn’t worth dick. No care means you get a pain, schedule an appointment for 6 months later and die in some incredibly painful way never really knowing what you have.

        It happens, go study the state of the English NHS and if you want that, feel free to move.

        And yes, I know little man, I’m a big mean bully and I need to go “Fuck Off”. Want me to sing soft kitty to you? I can ask your mommy to wipe your tears.

        Junior, bring your best … I will destroy you in place.

      • Silenttype78

        You do know that federal defense spending accounts for almost 80% of federal monies given to AL ….right?
        State with most people on welfare? California.

    • Michael Eck

      It has as absolutely nothing to do with envy. I am a progressive/liberal and I do not begrudge anyone their wealth or achievments. There are some extremely wealthy progressives. What it boils down to is an Ayn Rand view of the world and its social structure. Do you know what the effects of income inequality are?

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/2012/10/02/how-income-inequality-is-damaging-the-u-s/

      How about the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few (redistribution from the bottome up)?

      http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-wealth-gap-an-embarrassment-of-riches/Content?oid=2016803

      This on top of stagnant wages for the middle and low income earners, while the wealthiest see their incomes skyrocket

      http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/16/news/economy/middle_class/index.htm

      It has nothing to do with envy. That is a red herring that works well on those with less developed critical faculties. You could say it was envy if there was a level playing field, so to speak, and every single American truly had access to the American dream. But this is no longer the case, if it ever was.

      It is about redistribution of wealth to the top through cronyism, extreme campaign spending, subsidies, targeted tax cuts, and an irrational desire to hold on to the belief that in the economic world a “rising tide lifts all boats”. Trickle down/voodoo economics has not worked and it never will. They also promote the lie that we can’t raise taxes on the “job creators” or hold them responsible for their actions because they will stop hiring. This is simply not true. It is econ 101, rich people do not create jobs, demand creates jobs. If we want to see job growth then demand must rise. Demand rises when the middle class is doing well. When the middle class does well everyone does well.

      The social contract is a wonderful thing, when it actually works and people don’t forget their roles.

      • Ironhawk86

        Spam your keynesian nonsense elsewhere. I’m not “contracted” to owe you anything you greedy pig.

        • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

          Keynes is now the law of the land. get used to it.

          • SpinMeNot

            Ah yes, don’t know which side you are on, but I do know a coward when I see one.

            Get used to it? Hardly … roll over so some liberal-progressive puke can take my assets, my property and give it to some useless idiot that won’t grow up and like an adult …

            – Everybody say it with me –

            Not on my watch Junior.

          • CalMum

            Make me. Oh Canada, Oh Canada…

          • Ironhawk86

            Suck my balls

      • SpinMeNot

        Hello Mr. Eck, and I appreciate you keeping things on based in the facts. The author of the study cited by Forbes is a partisan activitist liberal-progressive puke spouting marxist doctrine and saying that its not the fault of the poor people, its the evil rich guys. Well, ok, in the case cited by the article — seems like it is.

        The effects of income equality are one of two things. Either an individual decides that they want the better life that goes along with having more income and then they take responsibility for themselves, get the skills, come up with an idea, go out and work their butts off, and then they get a better life. Its magic that works. Or some liberal-progressive comes along and says, “Wow, look what you built. Give me say 40% of it, so I can give that to someone else.” No, sorry, there is nothing progressive about that at all. Tyrants and bullies have been doing that for longer than anybody can remember.

        The effect of income inequality in this case is that you are yet another liberal-progressive taker out to shift responsibility around. Nobody has a right to the labors of another. The rich got their money, and now you want it. Well, if they got it illegally, arrest them. If not stop whining.

        Trickle down/voodoo economics has worked a damn site better than anything you are proposing. There is no such thing as a level playing field. Somebody always has an advantage. I you lib-prog troglodytes hadn’t driven God from our culture, we’d have a lot less of these “evil rich guys” and a lot more “good men and women enjoying the fruits of their labors. Are you seriously going to say the Kennedy years weren’t great economically, the Reagan years, the Clinton years? All trickle down.

        Demand creates jobs, yes, sometimes. I build a factory, people want my product I higher a few people and build a scalable automated assembly line that can be grown to support my needs. I may buy a machine or two every year to expand it, yet my output quadruples. You don’t have a clue here.

        What creates a job? Somebody with an idea, a little money to get started and the willingness to work for to get things going. Then they make money, then they hire somebody so they can expand. They find markets, they create markets. Supply and demand have causal effects on value and cost. Not the creation of jobs. There is a correlative effect of job creation when demand eventually rises to a point that a business man decides it is in their best interest to add a worker and that worker will produce a sufficient delta to create more wealth for the owner, more wealth for the worker etc.

        You need to review your Econ 101 — you are conflating things. Demand alone does not create jobs.

        And with regard to your people don’t forget their roles comment. I have nothing but contempt concepts like that. That is what a tyrant says, “Your role is to work, my role is take an rule”.

        Where do you get off with a statement like that? A person’s role in this country is anything they want it to be. Nobody has a fixed role, and nobody should. You are a real piece of work.

        Let me summarize your position — We need to control asset and wage gap between the wealthy and the poor. We need to do this via regulation, that creates, or attempts to create an equality of outcome at the expense of equality of opportunity. You claim it won’t but it will. Because you will restrict the ability of the next Steve Jobs, or Bill Gates, or Larry Ellison or …

        Got news for you Junior, “Not on my watch”. Go peddle your workers paradise elsewhere. Your facts are “beliefs in fairness and common good” your conclusions are biased by your liberal-progressive ideology, and you are too self absorbed in feeling good because you care for the poor, that you don’t realize you’re a nutter.

        Smaller government, less waste, less entitlement, more work. That will work, always has, always will. Tell me it doesn’t it .. go ahead … I’ll wait.

    • cONScIENcE

      Sounds to me like Papa’s a sore loser…. and he’s calling for revenge! It must be tough for him knowing that 99% of his employees and customers are Lib-progs. Funny, I always thought that a nice house in the burbs with a couple kids, a dog and a picket fence was the american dream. Since when is ridiculous wealth floated on effortless investment income, tax loopholes, and government lobbying the american dream? You people crazy… but THE people have spoken!!!!

      • SpinMeNot

        Time to belly over to the bowl and chow down on some tasty dog food.

        • cONScIENcE

          Are you afraid or unable to answer this question? Since when is ridiculous wealth floated on effortless investment income, tax loopholes, and government lobbying the american dream?

          • SpinMeNot

            What question? You described the kleptocrat dream …

            “Since when is ridiculous wealth floated on effortless investment income,
            tax loopholes, and government lobbying the american dream? You people
            crazy… but THE people have spoken!!!!”

            Let me tell you what the American dream is, it is whatever the hell somebody wants it to be. If they want the kleptocrat dream, that is their right. if they want the burbs, that is also their right.

            It is not my right to define the American dream. I can define the American experience … Equality of opportunity, freedom to worship or not, as I chose, to work hard, improve my life, give back to others willingly, not because the government takes from those that do work and gives to others.

            -Everybody say it with me-

            Not on my watch Junior.

            Oh, and puke, never question my courage. You can’t handle the fire-mission I’ll call in on your hole.

          • cONScIENcE

            Oooooh… we’ve got an angry lil badger here. But you still didnt answer the question or if you did.. you simultaneously contradicted yourself…. your post about equality, hard work, and charity can only be debunked by your own counter of an american dream being anything anyone wants it to be including oppression, cheating, and stealing – Pick a side boss!

          • SpinMeNot

            What did I not answer for you, do I need to go find my granddaughter, explain it to her, then have her explain it to you? Are you really that stupid. I did answer your question, but lets do this again. I’ll type slowly, I know you are having trouble keeping up.

            What did I debunk? I’ve got a comfortable life, small house in the burbs, no debt to anyone but myself, good job that I work because I want to, my wood shop in the garage, family friends faith. I have my American Dream. Which part of you can’t tell somebody what the American Dream is not clear to you? Why is that so hard for you pukes to understand? Why is that when people get the American Dream, through service, hard work, and good character you want to take it away from them?

            Now you are lying to yourself saying, “I don’t” – wrong limp dick you do. You want to take say that new tool I want to buy, and make me use the money I earned to buy it, and give it to someone that doesn’t want to work for it, so they can have health care. Thats not charity dick weed its consficatory tax policies designed to destroy the middle class, what I call theft-by-leftist.

            Take all the money ever penny of every so called rich person of all colors and creeds in this country, and you could give the have nots each less than $35k. A year later we are in the shit, screaming for CAS, lasing targets and watching our buddies die, while the Liar-in-Chief gets some sleep so he can campaign.

            And if you aren’t smart enough to figure out that rise of what you described, and I call the kleptocrat dream coincides with the rise of liberal-progressivism, the destruction of the public education system and the eradication of judeo/christian values from American society, then you my sad little man are simply a low grade moron with little hope of understanding the rest of what I am about to say.

            Mitt Romney, 25 years of his adult life, no salary while he was working his ass off to help other people. Inheritance from his father, donated to charity. Mitt Romney shut down Bain capital, and set the company out to help an employee find a missing daughter.

            BHO, take take take, tell us to we have to make sacrifices. BHO causes the death of 30 of this country’s finest warriors 06 AUG 2011, because he’s too fucking stupid to keep his mouth shout and not give away critical operational details in order to score political points. On 11 SEP 2012 BHO watches while 2 brave men hold off jihadis, lasing targets, screaming for CAS, with assets on station with ordinance, die on live video feed.

            One a man of God, the other a man of lies. I got news for you ass clown, your own President is bending you over the counter, right next to the rest of us. When it breaks, and it will break, people like me are going to do a lot better than people like you. And when people like you show up at my house to take what I have, well, Not on My Watch Junior.

            Yes, people on both sides do bad things little man. Ans people with lots of money have the potential to do lots of bad things. Good people do bad things probably more often than bad people do good things. Evil can’t comprehend good. But unfortunately, good doesn’t always realize that what they are doing is immoral or just evil. And given that fact that your side has seen to it that most of our kids can’t read or do math at the same level my high school class did, much less understand morality, ethics, and the philosophy that built this nation, well, we are right and truly fucked.

            You want to take from those that have, and give to those that don’t. When done willingly, its called charity. Lets talks about charity. Mitt vs. BHO, Nitwit Pelosi, Dirty Harry and VP Bidet. Mr. and Mrs. Romeny gave a larger percentage and amount wise then all of them combined. That is what I am talking about, that is what good men and women do.

            Then we get pukes like your kind. Rather than enforce the laws, you tell us we are the bad guys. Bill Clinton’s justice depart prosecuted some 1000+ of the evil bastards on wall street. George W. Bush’s justice department prosecuted/convicted some 1600+ of the evil bastards on wall street of various crimes, just like the ones you are whining about little girl. How many has BHO and that piece of crap Holder even tried to indict. I looked a few weeks ago — none.

            So, we enforce the laws. Your side takes from us using force of law. But when its time for your side to deal with the law, your side tells defense contractors — “Don’t send the required notices of possible layoff, the tax payers will foot the bill for your legal expenses”, gets elected and the next day, roughly 100K people, some good, some not so good, take it in the shorts.

            I am angry, I’m not little. And I’m glad to be a badger. Badgers eat weasels like you for lunch. I answered your question, the first time. I’ve further explained my answer, and added a bit more. But like all delusional liberal-progressive pukes you are too self absorbed and since the truth contradicts your fantasy world you, ignore it and annoy the crap out of me.

            And with regard to your boss comment, if you worked for me, oh wait, sorry, there I go, debunking myself again.

            Got any other smart ass comments shit bird? Shall I get your mommy to go over wiping your ass after using the privy again? Pathetic.

            I’m waiting to be told what you didn’t understand so I can explain it a third time. I understand, you have not a single fact that disputes anything I’ve said and need to time to come up with more poorly thought out excuses. That is easier than growing up and acting like an an adult.

            Edit note: Apparently I still haven’t mastered cut and paste — sorry about duplicate paragraph, it should be gone now.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Since when is investment income considered ‘free money’? The money that was invested to make the dividends on investments IS ALREADY TAXED.

          • cONScIENcE

            It’s not free. It’s EASY….. for some

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Hence, the American Dream and everybody’s dream!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            If you worked hard and became rediulously wealthy you would want to float on the effortless invesment income too. You are mad because you have the same options but don’t have the means…wah-wah!! It should not be just an American dream, it should be the whole world’s dream but guess what not everyone lives in America and the Libs who voted for OBAMA wants to turn it into something else. Take it from a someone from third world. You do not want to go there!!!

      • CalMum

        Yes, we know… enjoy the slide into the abyss. Sore loser, more name calling. YOU don’t get to tell anyone how to live… You get over it.

        • cONScIENcE

          I AM so sorry for your loss.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Not all of the people, moron. Only your half, and guess what? When you don’t have a person of color running in 2016 and beyond, let’s see how well you can ‘get out that vote’.

        You’re also stupid to think that investment income is effortless. Investment money is already taxed… when the person investing it receives their paycheck. Which is usually BEFORE it gets invested. Boy, people sure are dumb!

        • cONScIENcE

          I think your third sentence fully clarifies your point of view. I am sorry for you. It must be hard to wake up everyday in a country that is leaving you behind. I am truly sorry.

      • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

        So why doesn’t the 99% lib-prog go to work or find a job with a Liberal business owner and stop complainiting. Why do they want to work for the “people crazy”, I’m assuming you mean Republicans. And he is laughing all the way to the bank that 99% are making him. It is not tough for him to know, it’s not a requirement to eat his pizza or work for him. WoW!! how fair is that!!

    • Sarah Adams

      This is not about envy, it is about greed. Papa John’s can afford to provide healthcare to its employees and still make killer profit. Average Americans are hurting in today’s economy, yet big corporations seem to think their profits should be what they were before shit hit the fan. John Schnatter could care less about losing money to a boycott by making these statements, but God forbid he lose money (probably less) by doing what’s right by his employees and our nation.

      • J. Cox

        Do you work in PJ’s finance department?Seems like its the envious greedy whiny libs that just don’t get it.What is right by our nation?Income redistribution?Socialism?Keep walking down that road..I am sure Greece needs the company.

      • Gallatin

        So you’re okay with the government deciding what a business can and cannot afford? You’re okay with the government deciding what a business should or shouldn’t provide its employees? If Papa John’s employee’s don’t like what John Schnatter provides they can go work somewhere else. Do you honestly believe that someone goes to Papa John’s and says; “Yep this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” No I bet the vast majority of them are transitional, college students perhaps, and work there for a little spending money while in school. I bet they don’t even give a shit about health insurance or any benefits at all, they just want the cash. Obowmao just ruined this source of income for the millions of transitional employees working their way through school until they graduate and start their careers.
        You are truly economically ignorant.

    • Just Another Guy

      Yep. Aspire vs despair.

    • sacj7

      How DARE that man work so hard to get what he’s got! How DARE him! What the government SHOULD do is to nationalize his company, then force him to give away all of his assets!

      I am of course, being sarcastic!

    • Deana Gardner Ray

      yes! you have so much, you have to share. BS!

    • Defender66

      Hopefully it doesn’t get confiscated by the new Amerikan government.

    • EEKman

      The countries with the least income inequality have the highest standard of living.

      • Gallatin

        Prove it.

    • http://twitter.com/Chargersbabe Shawn Glass

      I agree. This is his business and I’m sure it pains him both on a personal level to have to make a decision like this and on a business level because anytime you have to lay an employee off, it’s not good because you are going in the opposite direction you had planned when you opened your business. People that are complaining need to complain to OBAMA and not those that are affected by HIS decision. Who are WE to tell this man what he can and cannot do with his company? I would suggest to you out there- open your own business, work long long hours, try & find good employees, keep them, build your customer base, handle all the marketing, employee scheduling, employee annual reviews, accounting, payroll, taxes, pay all the bills at your businesss & residence, work longer hours, stay competitive, pay for commercials, order supplies, cover the sick employee, hire again, calm the angry client, answer the phone, pass all inspections, and then after that YOU deal with more taxes because you make over $250k, and NOW Obamacare!!! Wear PAPA JOHN’S SHOES first and stop the “everyone owes you” mentality. Work Hard, Set goals, Achieve the American Dream. Many worked hard to get to the polling places on Nov. 6th and voted for Obama. So, be happy. You GOT want you wanted, YOUR President for the next 4 more llonnnggg years. DEAL WITH IT. We tried to tell you but you didn’t listen. You hear us now, don’t you?

    • http://twitter.com/Chargersbabe Shawn Glass

      I agree. This is his business and I’m sure it pains him both on a personal level to have to make a decision like this and on a business level because anytime you have to lay an employee off, it’s not good because you are going in the opposite direction you had planned when you opened your business. People that are complaining need to complain to OBAMA and not those that are affected by HIS decision. Who are WE to tell this man what he can and cannot do with his company? I would suggest to you out there- open your own business, work long long hours, try & find good employees, keep them, build your customer base, handle all the marketing, employee scheduling, employee annual reviews, accounting, payroll, taxes, pay all the bills at your businesss & residence, work longer hours, stay competitive, pay for commercials, order supplies, cover the sick employee, hire again, calm the angry client, answer the phone, pass all inspections, and then after that YOU deal with more taxes because you make over $250k, and NOW Obamacare!!! Wear PAPA JOHN’S SHOES first and stop the “everyone owes you” mentality. Work Hard, Set goals, Achieve the American Dream. The only hard work most of you have done this month was getting out to the polling places on Nov. 6th so you could vote for Obama. So, be happy. You GOT want you wanted, YOUR President for the next 4 more lonnnggg years. DEAL WITH IT. We tried to tell you…but you didn’t listen. You hear us now, don’t you?

  • kjmconservative

    Yes, buycott. How long would Papa be able to pay the additional healthcare costs if he sold all his property? I suspect not long.

  • ZoriahShepard

    If we all boycotted every business that was laying off people because of Obamacare, there’d be nowhere left to shop or eat.

    • stuckinIL4now

      Excellent point. But we can’t expect the low-life bottom-feeders who re-elected Santa Obamuh to know that much, if anything, about the ObamaScareTAX.

    • Jack Mack

      Sure there would be, AmTrak. A $6.00 Pepsi and they still lose money…geez. But no matter, the government will keep it open at all costs. Lucky us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      I know right? OMG, may be they will have to cook at home eat healthy, become healthy and may be the cost or need for health insurance won’t exist!! May be this is a blessing in disguise. I don’t have health insurance bc I chose not to. This mandate health care is for the birds. I wondered why OBAMA didn’t mandate TARP to help people so their house wouldn’t go to forclosure. Odumba!!!

  • Nana Taylor

    If it was really for revenge papa johns and the rest would tell the liberals to bug off and shut their doors permanently. This is not revenge this is survival.

  • Barbara

    I WILL SPEND MY MONEY WITH COMPANIES THAT TRY TO STAY AFLOAT AND NONE THAT BACKED OBAMA AND HIS POLICIES. THIS IS MY PROTEST AND MY BOYCOTT.
    LIBERALS WILL STUFF THEIR FACES WITH ALL GOV STUFF AND LIVE LIKE REST OF PIGS IN WASHINGTON

  • Eddie Lutz

    I’m not going to buycott or boycott anything. I don’t give a fuying fluck what libturds or other people want to do with their wallets. If I like Papa John’s butter garlic sauce, I’m going to eat it. If there is a good movie starring a douche like Alec Baldwin, I’ll watch it. I don’t let a herd of bovine cretins push me around.

    • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

      Mostly, I agree with you.

      As for celebritards, I don’t care what their personal views are. I do have a problem with the ones that spout idiocy and use their celebrity for political gain. So, as long as they are not idiots, their politicking doesn’t affect me.

      The “as long as they are not idiots” part is important, though. :)

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    I was going to comment and say how bullpucky it is for Papa John to say that they can’t afford health care for their employees when EVEN IF Mittens had won, the repeal of Obamacare wouldn’t have happened until after January anyway. But then I noticed that there were only 35 comments on this board and realized that twitchy has become irrelevant.

    • Liberal Hater

      And funny, but you still wasted all of our time with your worthless comment. It fits your worthless liberal bullshit. You liberals wanted all this: you got it. Enjoy the burn out. Then who the fuck are you going to tax, asshole?

    • redheadgrl

      Employee counts for 2014 for ACA will be based on the number of employees you have in 2013. So, as you say “EVEN IF Mittens had won, the repeal of Obamacare wouldn’t have happened until after January”. Businesses know this – that is why they were waiting on the election to plan for 2013. Even a repeal in Jan would have saved these jobs.

  • writer59

    Welcome to the new America, where business owners are expected to hire more employees, not because they need them, but because Obama says it’s for the common good. Where sucking up taxpayer dollars in entitlements means you care about your country and want what’s right while risking everything to build a successful business means you are evil, greedy and hate America. Where, if you’ve spent a lifetime building that business and now have a nice home or car, it’s unAmerican if you don’t bankrupt your business providing Obamacare for more and more unneeded employees. Because everyone knows that a house you may have bought ten years ago when business was good means that you can afford to add more employees and more expensive health plans now that the economy is terrible–isn’t that liberal economics 101?

    Once upon a time, Americans had pride, a good work ethic, personal responsibility, pioneer spirit, and believed in The American Dream-that anyone had a chance of success if they worked hard enough and took the right risks. Now Americans believe that they deserve what someone else has worked for, that it’s only fair that they have everything given to them without risk, that it’s okay to make millions repeating lines in a movie that someone else wrote for you or playing sports or off books written about your life when you haven’t done anything worth reading about, but not if you’ve built a business from the ground up, long day after long day, taking risk after risk, weathering the bad years and even worse years–that is somehow greedy and immoral. I haven’t heard a single Liberal demanding that Eva Longoria take a smaller salary so the camera operators or writers or lighting techs get a bigger paycheck, yet they scream constantly about how CEO’s are taking money that should go to the hourly workers.

    Get a clue, Liberals. Papa John didn’t start the business to provide you with healthcare. He started it to make money. Go ahead and boycott so Papa John will lay off more workers and more people will be unemployed. You act like this is all a big freaking surprise to you. Business after business, CEO after CEO warned that this would happen if Obama was re-elected, but you wouldn’t listen. Well, I hope you enjoy doing your “Obama Won” victory dance on an ever growing unemployment line. I’m a business owner and I’ll be doing whatever I have to do to take care of my family’s future. You had a great time Tuesday night gloating about how you said screw you to the business owners of America. Those pink slips you are now holding are our way saying, “Right back at ya.” Why do you care what private business does anyway? You have Nanny Obama to provide your every want and need, right?

    • http://twitter.com/DaffodilTimes The Daffodil Times

      Stop your bitching and storytelling already

      • Liberal Hater

        Stop your fucking mooching already.

      • torpedoman2002

        Truth hurts doesn’t it. Suck it up and take a business course.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Your post is a perfect illustration of the collective liberal rhetorical skill.

      • Maria Seeger

        Have you got your pink slip yet? Or are you even working?

        • SpinMeNot

          My guess is he’s wearing it … 😉

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            Hahaha, lololollllllolololll.

            Sorry, uncontrollable giggles, there.

      • SpinMeNot

        Nice retort Daffy … do they sell spines where you got that.

        Add something to the conversation or go masturbate elsewhere.

        Not on my watch.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          They were out of both brains AND spines on that day, Spin.

      • Teresa Davis McCormick

        Like you read it. lol. We all know you don’t listen to anything that makes sense. That’s why Chris Matthews still has a job.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Go stuff your head up your snatch, then waddle down to Planned Parenthood and tell ’em you need an abortion.

        • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

          LOL!!!!! omg that’s funny!!

    • cONScIENcE

      There are other business-owners who will gladly take my money. Thank you!

      • Bob Khan

        Kid, you don’t seem to understand one very important thing… EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE LAYING OFF PEOPLE SOON! Criticizing John for staying on top of the game, shows just how much you’ve become a slave to the liberal media machine. Wake up.

        • cONScIENcE

          I know I know… I heard it the last few days… The sky is falling… The sky is falling… No it really is this time. Do you realize how sad and helpless you people sound? You wanna know what happened to MY replublican party…. They turned into a bunch of whiners and fear mongers.

          • J. Cox

            No..not the sky,just the collective liberal IQ.When you are running a business,come back and let us know how profitable you are after refusing to cut cost “for the greater good”.

          • cONScIENcE

            I am running a business while working a full time corporate job and furthering my education at the same time. Oh and by the way raising a wonderful family of 6 with my wife. Here’s the difference chief. Profiteers are not job creators. Profiteers are selfish isolationists and the farthest thing from actual Americans. If you’re life is defined by the size of your profits, i am sorry for you. They want to take it all and not give. The real job creators in this country are the hard working Americans like you and me that look out for each other and our neighbors while working to support and feed an economy or grow a business…. just for a baby step up upgrade in quality of life here and there. And yes there is greater good in that… for everyone

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            Do you have employees in the business you are running?

          • Ironhawk86

            The fact that you blow guys for drugs is hardly what I call a “business”

          • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

            You’re a Republican??

      • Bob Khan

        Do you even understand how many Liberal, Conservative and Libertarian folks he employs? Boycott his product and you cause the loss of blue collar jobs.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

    Doesn’t matter why Papa John’s lays off people – it’s his business. What’s with these people they think they are entitled to these jobs? Seriously? Looks like the guy could easily close down every Papa John’s in the country and retire in comfort and style and to heck with Obamacare or any other government mandate. Where is it written he has to carry the government on his back?

    • Bizness22

      Because the liberal thought process is that Papa John only became wealthy off the backs of his poorly paid employees. His success is owed to the labor of those beneath him and to economic advantage, not at all to things like financial risk, investments and individual ingenuity and effort.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      And Twatface STILL refuses to comprehend that 99.9% or more of these places are individually-owned franchises. “Papa” himself has NOTHING to say about how they’re run.

  • MarcoAurelius

    Everyone who supported Romney should boycott NBC and every left loon Hollywood Obama spokesperson.

    • torpedoman2002

      I’ve been doing that and my list has grown in the last six months. That’s okay I can take the money I saved from watching their crappy movies and eat at Papa Johns, Chick-fa-lay, Red Lobster (which I had today), etc…

    • Teresa Davis McCormick

      already doing that. No more cable either. keep a notebook all the time so i can keep track of the idiots i’m not sending money too as well.

    • PattyP

      I stopped watching NBC a long time ago. Especially their news. It is so left wing it is ridiculous. I always thought that the news was suppose to be neutral. Ha ha, what a laugh.

  • v1cious

    I’m trying to figure out why this is okay with you guys. Isn’t this just another example of a corporation using loopholes to avoid paying taxes? I could see if it was a small business you can’t tell me Papa Johns is gonna go broke from this. This is greed, pure and simple.

    • Liberal Hater

      I’m trying to figure out how you use “to”. … and when you understand how to run a fucking business, then comment.

      • v1cious

        I don’t need a business to see that Papa Johns is nowhere near going bankrupt. Just admit it, he wants more money.

        • medicinewomantwo

          do you know what a franchise is?????????? Betting not.

          • v1cious

            Well aware of what a franchise is. I’m also aware it only costs about 14 cents extra per pizza for healthcare. No matter how add it up, no ones going bankrupt.

          • medicinewomantwo

            oh but what about the fT status changes to 30 hours and the fed employee taxes applied and since you are soooo smart what’s the franchises over head? Or the average population each franchise serves? You must since you KNOW healthcare costs per pizza

          • Liberal Hater

            God the stupid stick hit you fucking hard, huh?

          • Maria Seeger

            I gotta love all the little liberals that come on here spouting off the same old tired liberal schtick that I heard back in the 60’s and 70’s. This is nothing new folks. Go back and google 60’s radical movement and see what you come up with…some of those links lead to some American communist party websites. Smarmy little brat.

          • RightThinking1

            So.., start your own pizza business. Of course you will have to charge the consumer $.14 more per slice, but I’m sure they will flock to your pizza shop.

        • stuckinIL4now

          Who cares how much he has that HE WORKED FOR?! Why do you think you’re entitled to any of it? And why should someone’s hard-work-earned money be pissed down the drainhole of an unconstitutional socialist program like Obamacare that quite soon won’t be providing care of any kind to anybody because there won’t be any doctors to provide care and there won’t be any money to pay for it?!

          • v1cious

            It’s called the cost of doing business. If you’re gonna have employees, you gotta have healthcare. get over yourself. How very sad that an employee health plan is now considered an entitlement. And you wonder why other countries rank higher than us in living standards.

          • Maria Seeger

            Really? What other countries? Link or you’re talking out your rear end.

          • v1cious

            HAHAHAHAHA you’re joking, right? http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-top-ten/world-top-ten-quality-of-life-map.html

            We just barely make the top ten.

          • Maria Seeger

            Uh yeah…I wonder how much those itty bitty European countries pay in taxes? I have a friend who lives in Germany. At least 50 percent of his income goes in taxes. Germany has socialized healthcare and all that jazz, folks…but don’t count on moving there and becoming a citizen so you can get the benes…my friend told me that you have to have been descended from a German or have a German relative. And by the way, they’re not terribly happy about having to bail out the rest of Europe either. So, all those itty bitty countries like Norway and Sweden are socialist countries, but they have a small, homogeneous population (until recently…I think there are Muslim immigrants now) and not near the populatioin of the US…and their workforce pays dearly for their cradle to grave care.

          • Maria Seeger

            Oh and since you seem to know so much about the cost of doing business, how about you realize that reducing hours is his way of keeping people from getting laid off? And how about you starting your OWN business so you can start hiring more people so YOU can pay for their Obamacare, since you’re so “concerned” about it Now pardon me while I sit here and laugh at you.

        • Maria Seeger

          No, actually, he wants to keep the money he has. I’m trying to figure out how it is that you can justify the huge sums of money made by your Leftist entertainers and politicians which they refuse to share with those who are less fortunate then they are. Parasite.

        • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

          or hes saying the franchise owners will get hit.
          words have meaning and elections have consequences.
          people need to stop thinking they have a RIGHT to someone elses stuff.

    • Maria Seeger

      Maybe it’s because we’ve long since outgrown the “Corporate Amerika is evil” mindset meme of the Radical Left 60’s and 70’s and now realize that Class Warfare is nothing more than pure BS…especially hypocritical when the Liberal Left themslves are part of the 1%, especially those in the entertainment field.
      And what the hell….this is supposed to be a free country. What gives YOU the right to tell someone how to run their own business, when you have no skin in the game? Moron.

    • tomincol

      It is not relevant what anyone “thinks”. It is simply reality. Expect EVERY business to do something along these lines.

    • redheadgrl

      Well, now you are admitting that ACA is a tax. Yes, businesses use legal deductions to lower their tax burden, because taxes are one form of costs to business.

    • Ironhawk86

      “Isn’t this just another example of a corporation using loopholes to avoid paying taxes?”

      Ask the lefties in Hollyweird. They’re the experts on that subject.

  • TiLiNi

    Because boycotting helps get people’s jobs back, right?!

  • Pontiac Pete

    Elections have consequences.

    Good luck to liberals with their boycotts. If they decide to boycott every Republican-owned business, they will end up starving, naked and homeless.

    • medicinewomantwo

      ewwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Gusta

    Many restaurants are franchises, not corporate owned. They pay fees to operate under the corporate name, but are small businesses. That’s why JS said “FRANCHISE OWNERS”, franchise owners =/= corporate. Franchise = small business. So much ignorance out there.

  • Lynn

    And boycott them while business goes down so they have to lay off more people?

  • jerry

    Libs will soon ALL be out of jobs, then they can turn to their messiah, BHO, for food stamps and that gubmint check! WHAT A BUNCH OF LOSERS – LMAO!!!!

    • stuckinIL4now

      And by then da’ gubmint will allow all restaurants to accept food stamps but reputable places like Papa John’s won’t take them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

      yeah, the sky is falling! Too bad it’s actually the rich blue states who are home to most venture capital, banks, tech, and entertainment that subsidize food stamps and welfare for poor red state hell holes like Mississippi with their tax dollars. Oddly enough those idiots keep voting Republican against their own interests and only because they hate minorities.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        According to your logic, and that of the LSM, guess what? Republicans are the minority now, so go suck it!

      • Ironhawk86

        Stupid cocksucker

  • FAH-Q BARRY

    In the meantime,kim jong Obama is still playin golf. ‘Merica

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    YEAH!!!! BOYCOTT THAT BASTARD SO HE CAN FIRE MORE PEOPLE!!!!

    YEAH!!!! BOYCOTT THAT BASTARD SO HE CAN TAKE HIS $240 MILLION AND POUND SAND! THAT WILL TEACH HIM. #LibLogic

  • TundraThunder

    Maybe Papa could sell pizzas at the normal price for us conservatives and a higher price for the liberals to pay the insurance. Just show voter registration for proof.

    It’s hard to type when I’m laughing so hard.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      Funny, I like!!

  • http://twitter.com/LadyLiberty1885 LL1885

    Yes, that will help them stay in business and avoid layoffs … a boycott.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

    Oh, look at that. Republicans say that market forces should determine what’s accepted and rejected… but when the market starts rejecting a business, they pout and whine. Hypocrites.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

      Typical Democrat has trouble with definitions. There are “market” forces and then there is “extortion”. Obamacare and boycott threats are represented by the latter.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

        Typical Republican has trouble with reality. The market is comprised of what? People. God forbid those people make their own decisions.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

          How about they decide to spend the money they save boycotting Papa John’s Pizza on their own health insurance.

          • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

            DOH!!
            or start a competing business with the money they save.
            nah…easier to just be jealous and whine about how someone else made better choices than they did.

    • Maria Seeger

      Here are two definitions of market forces:

      The economic factors affecting the price, demand, and availability of a commodity

      (Economics) the effect of supply and demand on trading within a free market.
      Let me give you a reality check: The concept of shorter working hours for employees so that a company doesn’t have to pay benefits is nothing new. Comapnies have been doing it for years, waaay before Obamacare. Every minimum wage job I ever had when I was younger was less than 40 hours a week and I didn’t get benes. It wasn’t until I took a state job years ago, and later went into education for a brief time, that I got insurance. Before that, no I didn’t.
      So, go ahead and get your friends together, organize a protest waving your signs around telling people to boycott Papa John’s because the greedy rich CEO is trying to shaft his employees by working them shorter hours so that they don’t have to pay for healthcare for them. Most people, at least those who have held minimum wage jobs before, will just look at you and say “So what?”.
      That’s not whining. That’s just a fact of life. Don’t like it? Tough. Keep screaming, ranting, raving and trying to prove your superiority over us…just makes you look like an ignorant fool and accomplishes absolutely nothing. The situation remains the same.

    • Ironhawk86

      Yeah. Just like how sanctimonious lefties “rejected” Chick-fil-a. That went well for ya, huh? Dumbass.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Only half the market rejects it. Your half. Therefore cuts would be necessary… seems logical to me. And if the fail ‘kiss-in’ demonstration at Chik-Fil-A is any indication, I don’t see Papa losing all that much business.

  • Garth Haycock

    Liberals have a difficult time understanding why Obamacare is bad for the economy because they think that health care is a right. Their entire argument for boycotting a business like Papa John’s is based on a flawed premise.

    I’m sure the news that those who choose to boycott will be celebrated by Schnatter and the owners of the various franchises, considering that the public health risk that these people bring in from their lack of personal hygiene will help to keep that business a clean environment.

  • Rob

    So what they’re saying is they’re mad because he doesn’t want to cut his income to pay for other peoples’ health insurance. I wonder how much of a pay cut each of these communists would take to pay for total strangers’ health insurance themselves, seeing as they’re so altruistic. Hey libs! Yoou reap what you sow, bitches! Suck it up! You asked for it, you got it! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a pizza to order.

  • Typewriterstreaming

    It’s really astonishing, so many liberals have absolutely no judgement. None. It’s as though they are so emotionally impaired that they cannot access the ability to reason. This New Democratic Party has been whipped into such a state of hate they can’t stop themselves. They are completely addicted to anger. How sad, and how most especially sad for their children.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSVJEUNHYOTAZUPB3KKUE7Y7G4 Steak

      Oh yeah? How’s that gay bashing coming along?

      • Lovetorun2

        Seriously Steak…that’s all you got?? You are a perfect example of what Type noted…a liberal with absolutely no “ability to reason.”

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Gay bashing? Where?!?! Squirrel!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    hope it goes off just like their chick-fil-a boycott!

  • JTC 1977

    This is a perfect example of convoluted liberal thinking. Papa John’s is being hurt by Obamacare which is cutting into their profits, and necessitated a reduced payroll. Now liberals want to hurt Papa John’s even more………which will reduce payroll and hurt even more employees. Brilliant.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    The only businesses that are happy with Obama are these huge hospitals. My sis is a hospital administrator and unfortunately a liberal. She told me we just “have to” get Obama care because her hospital loses 6 million dollars per year on the homeless and illegal immigrants. Because the law says they have to treat them. Well we all know how much it costs to have to go to the hospital. And we know that hospitals and insurance companies have been fighting for years back and forth over costs. Along comes Obama, who by the way is married to another hospital admin., And convinces them that they will make more money if the gov. takes it out of us then the gov. can pay it to them.

    First of all, They are idiots for thinking the Obama Admin. will keep any promise he made to them. And second it shows how much these people “care” about people. It’s all about the money!! It always has been. So stop bashing business owners and go talk to the hosp. where you live. Follow the money.

    One more thing, and sorry for taking so long, That hospital where my sister works is in a city in Michigan that is crumbling down around it, While they’ve added 4 new bldgs in the last 4 years. How many businesses did you see expand in the last 4 years??

    • redheadgrl

      I wonder about your sister’s premise, Teresa. The hospitals are having to spend huge amounts of money to be in compliance with the ACA regulation (an EPIC EHR system can cost 15-20 million). Medicare payments were cut 1% across the board in Oct 2012 with a program called Value based purchasing. The medicare payments will continue to decrease another 1% over the next year — 2% in revenue loss for hospitals accepting Medicare. On top of that, medicare/medicaid do audits on thousands of records per provider per year, looking to either deny payment or “take back” monies from overpayment. Not sure how your sister’s hospital expanded, but most hospitals only have about a 4% profit margin.

    • Ironhawk86

      “She told me we just “have to” get Obama care because her hospital loses 6
      million dollars per year on the homeless and illegal immigrants.”

      And yet the people who wanted Obamacare are the same ones who made that rule in the first place. Funny people, those statists.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I know… kinda like that student loan interest rate hike… the legislators (Democrats) added in a date of expiry., and then CRIED at the affrontery of the rates going up! Stupid asshats.

  • Bob Khan

    Stupid libs, by Boycotting the company and hurting sales, you’re also going to hurt the other libs that still work there. What a bunch of morons.

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Since when do libs eat a chains in the first place. They are always crying about not shopping at big box stores. Chain restaurants fall into the same category for these smelly hippies. So they are going to boycott places they never go to in the 1st place. What’s next for them, boycotting soap and razor blades?

    • Ironhawk86

      “Since when do libs eat a chains in the first place. They are always crying about not shopping at big box stores.”

      You’re assuming these people practice what they preach. BIG mistake.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

      It’s just unbelievable that people with such a narrow outlook about the world around them like yourself still exist. Well not for much longer anyway. if you didnt notice Tuesday night, the world has passed regressive baggers right on by.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Only for four years, pal. Only 4 years. You’ll have nothing (again) to run on, and no Obamaphones for your buddies.

      • Ironhawk86

        Be sure to wipe after that little bit pf mental masturbation.

  • redheadgrl

    Well, the boycotters better start their own businesses, or else they will have no businesses to support. Obamacare is going to massively affect business in America negatively.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChannelZero Jefrey Debaser

    It’s called the free market.

  • riddler1620

    In their zeal to support the worker, liberals want to start a boycott which shows the lack of critical thinking liberals suffer from. The boycott would ensure that the common worker at papa johns gets fired for lack of work while the CEO who they despise remains wealthy. Sounds like a plan.

  • $23089169

    Me thinks Papa Johns sounds good for dinner tonight!

  • Plan9FromTexas

    Besides the usual argument over fairness, which I’m getting sick of, our deluded friends on the left are forgetting that Schnatter took all of the risk in starting the business in the first place. His employees are assuming no risk in working there. They only have those jobs in the first place because he had the guts to take the risk. Maybe these tweeters can get a Pell grant to go take an economics course and learn something useful.

    • Ironhawk86

      Most lefties think “risk” is a board game.

      • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

        While the Republicans on Wall Street risk other people’s money and when they lose call on tax payers to bail them out so they don;t wind up in prison.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Gee, I wonder who allowed THAT to happen, hmm? Maybe, oh say back in, 1997, during your fanboy Clinton’s administration, when they amended Glass-Steagall… Gee… Hmm…

        • Ironhawk86

          You’re one stupid cunt, aren’t you?

  • Elena0412

    Honestly, they’re like children; ill-bred, petulant brats. Companies are in business to make a profit, not to provide you with a salary and benefits. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT WOULD HAPPEN? Doctors, nurses, scientists don’t work for free. The world is not your mommy and daddy. It owes you nothing. Four more years of this…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      I’m sure their boycott will last. After a few bong hits they’ll be dialing Papa like always. As if they’d buy food and cook it themselves.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Lol!

  • http://www.facebook.com/denise.mcpherson.16 Denise McPherson

    So typical. Someone’s success is vilified. Opportunity is available to all of us, what we do with the opportunity is up to us. Quit whining and try to build a larger house. Aspire to do better

  • alostjunkie

    In Denver, Peyton Manning owns 21 franchised stores…I’m guessing the Broncos fans like myself don’t give a shit what the CEO decides. After we win a game, Papa John’s gives away 2 million pizzas….yeah freebies! the left should understand that right?

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Just ordered some Papa John’s for delivery! 1 large double bacon and onion, one works, order of garlic breadsticks, and orange soda. YUM!

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Haha, poor little John Doey! Got booted before I could even get back here, lol! Bu hey you gave me a great idea – Papa John’s Pizza topped with Chik-Fil-A chicken nuggets! YUM!!!

    • SwTk

      You are the man! Starting my ordering tomorrow night. An order a night for a month.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

    Oh how awful that it’s now mandatory that employers provide their employees with health insurance. Gone are the days of listing full timers as contractors or temps so they can weasel out of providing insurance.

    Damn right, we’ll boycott Papa Johns. A health insurance system that denies millions of people healthcare and costs more than those that cover everyone, Im sorry to tell you cons, is not a good healthcare system. It’s a bad one and why the WHO has us ranked 40th in the world when we should be number one.

    • Maria Seeger

      Sorry that we’re not socialist Sweden and all those other Scandanavian and European countiries that you Lefties adore so much. Ever consider moving there? Go ahead and boycott. But in order to make a difference you’d have to convince all of your like-minded friends and relations to do the same thing, *and you’d have to do it to ALL of the Papa John’s franchises nationwide, not just your local one. I got news for you buppy….I’d be willing to bet that a large majority of their staff already works less than 30 hours a week and doesn’t get insurance.

      And furthermore, I suspect that if Obama ever tries to pass a law requiring business owners to have their employees work 30 hours a week so that they *have* to have Obamacare….the majority of the small business owners would simply lay people off and shut their doors. After all, you can’t get blood out of a turnip.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Obamacare does NOT make it mandatory for employers to provide their employees with health insurance — employers can opt out by paying the tax. Of course idiots who supported Obama don’t know that — they don’t even know that a health care system is NOT the same thing as health insurance system. Basically, they don’t know chit about anything except that Obama hangs out with cool celebrities & promises them “free” stuff (i.e., paid for by other people).

      But what Obamacare DOES make mandatory is yearly biometics tests for everybody & if your numbers don’t meet some arbitrary standards set by the government (such as, if you are 30 lbs. overweight or have high cholesterol) you have to pay a fine/tax to the feds. Yep, that’s in there — remember that whole spiel about women should control their own healthcare decisions? Not under Obamacare — not men either.
      Good luck parasite — see ya on the bread line.

    • NRPax

      The funny part about WHO’s ranking is that part of what they considered as a factor was how much control the government had in the health care industry. And strangely enough, I don’t read a lot about medical tourists going to Cuba to get treatment.

      And health care is a service not a right. Yes, it is terrible that the U.S. government is making it so expensive for businesses to operate that people have to be let go. Unfortunately, reality does tend to get in the way of the implementation of utopia.

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      good for you. with the money you save you can start a competing business to provide jobs right?
      you’ll also be fine with others deciding how much you should make right?

    • RightThinking1

      Tell me please, who is being ‘denied’ healthcare?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Gee, whatever happened to ‘personal responsibility’? Oh, you never learned that, I gotcha.

  • Renee Haigh

    bravo papa john: good for you ! i hope maybe you will build another big house to hold all your pets in!! people are jealous: nobody says anything about that buffoon warren buffet when he has billions or how about mark zuckerburg when he ripped off all those investors by overrating his company stock?? nancy botox face pelosi is loaded: the more they make the greedier they are: thats called being a democrat You have to have to be green with envy and jealous at the drop of a dime!! papa ohn worked a lot of hours and years to get where he is today : get up off your envious asses and make your own fortune! instead of bitching about someone else! cling on!

    • Ironhawk86

      Amen. Look at all the people in this country who became extremely wealthy through illicit or criminal means. Just about all of them are registered dems.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    MMMMM!!!!! My Papa John’s is DELICIOUS!!!!!
    It’s lightly seasoned with leftist tears…..

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Are you kidding… I wouldn’t even offer libtard tears to my dog.

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    Elections have consequences.

  • ozconservative

    Is it possible to be any dumber than these people?? Papa Johns is a franchise business so they aren’t really hurting Papa John as such but more the little guy who owns the franchise.

  • ember

    I’ll be supporting Papa John’s, Chick-fil-a, and any other company that suffers from O’s commie regime. We have to stand together through this.

  • lainer51

    Can’t wait to eat at Papa John’s more often!

  • Testicoli Giganti

    Realize first, that the CEO of Papa John’s is a super-rich jack-wagon who lives in castle the size of Luxemburg. Sure, a boycott by “liberals” is an option, but we must know that a boycott of Papa John’s will not negatively effect it’s CEO as much as it will his employees. I think If you really like Papa John’s pizza more than that of other pizza places, you can make a statement by paying the extra 14 cents per pie but also sending multiple critical letters to Papa John’s CEO. Maybe you could throw in an extra quarter in with one of the letters suggesting he use it to buy some morals and ethics. For me, I like Domino’s because, unlike Papa John’s, they have good a gluten-free pie that accommodates my wheat allergy. So, F U Puss John. You’re not my Papa. You’re just a whiny B.

    • RightThinking1

      OR…., by hiring the people yourself.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Care to comment on Bey and Jay’s $100,000+ champagne tower? Or are you mad at them too…

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Says the B whining about Papa John’s business decisions meeting their vague moral & ethically standards. If you cared about those employees you wouldn’t be supporting Obama.

  • Chip

    Didn’t know you could use an EBT at Pappa Johns…..

  • Paul L.

    If these business owners were laying off people and cutting hours to hurt Obama, wouldn’t they do it *before* the election when it could have made a difference?

    By waiting until after the election is over they *helped* Obama.

    • Marines1969

      Even if Mitt won the SCOTUS would have upheld any attempt to repeal.
      They elected him now live with the consequence!

    • RightThinking1

      No one is cutting employees to hurt Obama, they are doing it as a business necessity.

  • Marines1969

    Elections do have consequences. How about you 47%’ers pay your share first.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Why don’t you get the 47% remark right, first? The 47% referred to the Obamabots that would vote for Obama, no matter what.

  • cONScIENcE

    I don’t think this law changes the demand for pizza… People will just buy it elsewhere if he can’t deliver. Sounds like a business problem for him to figure out… not his employees. Seriously… these scumbag corporations need to step up and support this country rather than trying to squeeze every last nickel out of it. I didnt hear about papa donating pies to our recently devastated american brothers and sisters on the east coast. The USA is a country NOT a company. Remember that.

  • terryb

    i love how people work hard to achieve a good life and democrats think there entitled to everyones stuff!try getting a job and working for something.thats really the American way. not whers my welfare!

  • kingfish20815

    I didn’t eat at Applebees, but will now.

  • Robert Haney

    Let me see if I have this right…They are angry he will lay people off so they want to boycott and guarantee people get laid off?

    Only a Dem could understand that
    logic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/holly.laufenberg Holly Gwen Laufenberg

      Hey please don’t cut down all Dems, I am a Dem and I sure in the hell did not vote for him this time or last time, I knew in my gut he was bad news. Did not trust him when he first ran, some of us Dems do have brains

  • Just Another Guy

    I don’t like his pizza, but I’m willing to participate in a “buycott” if necessary.

    Know some teenagers that would love a pizza any day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.snyder.03 George Snyder

    Some inconvenient facts: Boycott = less business = less need for employees = LAY-OFFS.

  • http://www.drudgereport.com/ Strangelove

    Didn’t know about this and had Papa Johns for dinner.

  • Diogeneis

    And if a boycott succeeds in reducing a company’s revenue who will suffer? Business traffic goes down, companies cut employees hours and/or numbers. Mark One Mod Zero Business 101. In the bigger picture, not everyone’s been as successful as those cited. A 14 cent/unit surcharge can be lethal to a large number of enterprises.

    Life’s a bitch when ya gotta think about it. Cause-and-effect. Action-Reaction. Tedious. Much better just posture so as to feel good about yourself, free of consequences and logic.

    As an aside, anyone ever seen a study where they compare tips paid out to political leanings of the customers? It’s been done with charibly contributions and “conservatives” >>>>> “liberals”. Betcha it’d be the same ratio.

    • cONScIENcE

      No one will suffer. The pizza will still be sold to someone by someone… you people are making no sense. If Papa doesnt want to sell it to you or wants to blow up his prices… there’s 20 more mom n pop joints that will gladly take your order!

      • Diogeneis

        ????? We’re talking about the effects of a boycott and the employees (and/or franchise owners). What the heck does down the street competition have to do with it other than the fact that the “boycottees” won’t have skin the game ’cause they’ll get their pizza from the guy down the street instead of PJ’s????

        • cONScIENcE

          No that’s not what we’re talking about. I think we’re talking about Corporations threatening their customers and employees. Who’s your master now. HINT it’s not Obama.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        So you’re seriously saying, that in these days, costs for those small ‘mom-n-pop’ stores won’t rise as well? I see a large increase on costs over the next year or 2 that will probably end up driving those mom-n-pops (you know, those ‘wealthy’ people that make minimum $250k/year) out of business. Liberal logic is so fucked up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

      Papa Johns will suffer and Domino’s along with independent stores who have superior product anyway will have a hell of a lot of new business and because of that new business they will hire up the old Papa Johns workforce and give them healthcare.

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        The owner of Domino’s donates beaucoup money to evangelical Christian pro-life groups (I bet they even support traditional marriage) like the Cathy’s who own Chick-Fil-A, so I think that in addition to not understanding that businesses are in business to MAKE money, not LOSE money, you idiot progs have painted yourselves into a corner on this whole Papa John’s boycott.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.creech.5 Bruce Creech

    I wish all of these freaking idiots knew the cost of implementing OCARE. Under the plan workers only have to work 30 hrs not 40 like the Federal law says. Insurance Premiums are GOING TO GO UP. Some as much as 40%. But these idiots are just like the idiots who passed the bill, the didn’t read it! These morons think it is all about insurance and it is not. THIS IS A TAX LADIES and GENTLEMAN. And if you have insurance, you are going to be taxed on the value of your insurance. If you don’t have insurance. You are going to be TAXED as well. This was forced on the American people. Poor people already have Medicaid.

  • LPJUNKIE

    I don’t feel sorry for papa, nor do I feel sorry for those
    who work for papa who voted to keep the status quo, intrusive, economy
    destructing policies of our government, whether right or left. You are getting what you deserve for your
    short sightedness and unwillingness to vote people into office that will
    actually make the hard, correct decisions needed at this time in our countries
    history. You ought to be boycotting
    congress!!! They continue to spend like
    drunken sailors your children and grand children’s future away!! Oh, one last thing, I wonder how many people
    on this thread actually employ more than 2 people, if any?

  • Mary Gray Whitcomb

    Boycotts hurt the employees, ultimately. What the heck senseless kind of ideas run loose between their ears? How is it that these tweeters came to think that they should type out even one of the vile things their brains conceive?
    Nice house. Next time through maybe I will work harder, take more chances and be able to buy a house like that.

  • Jamie

    I’ll be buying more papa johns pizza. the guy has done well for himself. Screw what these, thugs, libs. dummys or whatever you want to call them think. They’ll just be waiting for those welfare checks and free cells phones and trying to steal what the rest of us have worked for. Dumbeasses!!!

  • Debbie Garrity

    His company, his money..he can do what ever he wants..and if his employees don’t like it,,they can move on. This is what we conservatives have been trying to preach to the left for the last few years..that Obamacare is going to kill business. My brother-in-law was already warned at his company that the company can’t afford it and would rather pay the fine.

  • Ironhawk86

    The guy who tweeted the pic really outed himself as economically retarded with his 14 cents/per pizza mark. Anyone who knows anything about managerial accounting will tell you that any time the when the margin per unit moves in either direction, business strategies change considerably. In an industry that’s as high volume as food, 14 cents per unit adds up REALLY fast. Of course, that tweet wasn’t directed to people who know how a business works. It was meant to stir up envy amongst the stupid.

    • cONScIENcE

      No… economically retarded is not understanding that pizza joints are a dime a dozen. Pizza demand remains predictable and constant. If Papa doesn’t want to be in the Pizza business for .14 less per pie… there are 12 more Papa’s in any city who will gladly take any customer’s order…. this goes for banks, drugstores, other chain restaurants as well. Screw all these sore loser companies coming out crying after they got their asses handed to them on Tuesday about the cost of taking care of their modern-day slave employees.

      • Ironhawk86

        Other chains have to bear the costs of Obamcare too, idiot. You’re more than welcome to start your own chain if you think you’re such a genius. Till then STFU

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Yes please!

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        The thing is — you don’t get to determine what is an acceptable profit for a business you don’t own.

  • Debbie Garrity

    One more thing,,who decides if a millionaire or billionaire has too much money and can’t spend it all. If they want to light it up and smoke it ,,it is THEIR money.

  • kboughey

    Way to go knucklehead libs “lets all boycott Papa John’s” which could in turn errrrm….lay off even more employees. You show em libs, you job savers of the universe!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

      Next step is the government starts fining Papa Johns for trying to skirt the healthcare laws. Im sure his competitors will start lobbying the government for them to do so and drive him out of business. Oddly enough drug cartels do the same by informing on their rivals in order to kill their business.

      • Ironhawk86

        Guess that’s what Eric Holder exchanged the F&F guns for-cartel business advice

    • Ben Ulferd

      Because, heaven forbid I think my comment through, might mean more business for Pizza Hut, Dominos, local pizzeria, which might mean more jobs for them, errrrm….

      • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

        Domino’s? The owner of Domino’s donates beaucoup money to evangelical Christian
        pro-life groups (I bet they even support traditional marriage) like the
        Cathy’s who own Chick-Fil-A, so I think that in addition to not
        understanding that businesses are in business to MAKE money, not LOSE
        money, you idiot progs have painted yourselves into a corner on this
        whole Papa John’s boycott.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerri-George/100000957431565 Gerri George

    you guys are such ignorant helpless things. What did you think was going to happen? duh, people cant afford BO’s BS. Did you really think you could keep getting stuff for free? Some one has to pay for it and it seems it isnt you posters. Papa johns pizza is only 5 dollars, not a bad price for a meal for 3-4 people. Why you want to boycott success is just because you are too lazy to work for yourselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

    Papa Johns tastes like the floor of an LA county bus so it won’t be too hard to stop giving that greedy plutocrat who is taking out his anger on Obama on his employees any business. Seriously, what a swell guy who lives in a mansion like that but cant give his already minimum wage employees a way to see a doctor?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Speaking from experience, on what the floor of an LA county bus tastes like? Haha, yeah, I could see you getting knocked out for your self-righteous blather, while riding that selfsame bus, LOL.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Enjoy it while you can parasite, your host is dying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dtbvd Angela Tommy Vinson

    I am glad we ate at Papa Johns’ today!

  • scubaski00

    What the Liberals repeatedly fail to comprehend is business owners are free to do as they please!! They set their iwn hours, they set their wages and operating costs, they decide what to sell!!

    I’ll bet the liberals screaming for a boycott are papa johns employees and are Bout to feel the wrath of what they voted for!! Ha ha fail!!!!

    Just ordered from papa johns last night, have no intention of stopping!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

      Not anymore. Private interests were never meant to have the final say in how society runs. If it werent for the rate at which republicans deregulated corporations and wall street and because of that destroyed the economy and the environment, there would be no need to crack down now.

      • Jim Denney

        Boy I get tired of stating this FACT repeatedly; Glass-Steagall was repealed during the Clinton years. Ditto for refusal to regulate derivatives; unholy alliance of Clinton, Rubin & Greenspan. Phil Gramm (R) was also a major player.

        Both parties are greedy pigs at the taxpayer trough, but at least Republicans don’t allow Americans to be murdered by Muslims and then cover it up.

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          It wasn’t actually repealed, just amended so banks could fuck everything up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.doey.73700 John Doey

    Keep it up baggers, about all your pissing and moaning is doing is helping Americans see what a great thing they did by voting against Romney.

  • http://www.facebook.com/faith.dunn2 Faith Dunn

    it is there business they built it and they can do what theu want with it

  • geish

    My Medical insurance went up $2000 help Papa…

  • skoverall

    I guess the Libs are just going to have to eat at home from now on. Or they can open and operate their own restaurant business and see how that works for them to make payroll and a profit to boot. I swear, when we got “new math” back in the ’60s, it made a whole generation totally math ignorant.

  • Jerry Erickson

    Plain and simple from a libs viewpoint, f you work your ASS off and make the right decisions and get ahead AND vote Republican, you have exploited the system. Good for Papa John’s, he is the epitome of entrepeneurship. HE DID BUILD THAT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debby-Thompson-Smith/1352834495 Debby Thompson Smith

    Funny how so many libs on here post that businesses and repubs are “moaning and groaning”…hmmm…I only hear lib whining. Boycott a business for THEIR business decision, really? Are libs that ignorant? Elections have consequences, get ready for more of those. For the libs that do work full time, get ready to get your hours cut, and have to go to 2 part-time jobs. As for the rest of us adults, we’ll wait it out.

  • disqusplaya

    Somebody in this room doesn’t understand suppy and demand.

  • SineWaveII

    Now does this show the intelligence of libtards or what?
    Businessman announces layoffs. Libtards boycott.
    Oh sure reduce his business even farther so now he has to layoff even MORE people.
    See? (tapping temple) they are “smart” you know.

    It would never occur to them to do the opposite. Encourage more people to give their business TO Papa-Johns so they don’t have to layoff anyone.. Oh no. That wouldn’t be (tapping temple) “smart”.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Would I have to pay to get smarts like that?

  • Kele Johnson

    Will this be the same sort of boycott intended for Chick-Fil-A? If so, will Conservatives react in the same way? Personally, I will now be more inclined to buy Papa John’s.

  • j95lee

    14 cents increase per Pizza doesn’t sound like much, except it’s not insignificant, considering how many millions of pizzas they sell.

  • Jim Denney

    Nice mansion (or is that a “mega-crib” in DemSpeak?). Congratulations Papa John, you did build that!

  • disqusplaya

    Why do American businessmen hate their fellow Americans so much? I just don’t get it.
    At least we have some hope, Papa John can’t outsource to Communist China like so many other traitors have (Bain Capital, I’m looking at you).

    • Shannon Piper

      Businessmen don’t hate their fellow Americans. What an ignorant statement. Business (if it is legitimate and legal business) has a positive effect on communities and the nation. (Employing people, providing goods and services that people want or need, paying taxes to local, state, and federal gov, etc.) Business owners want to make a profit so they can stay in business. That’s GOOD for their fellow Americans. But businesses aren’t charities. They don’t exist for the sole purpose of caring for their employees or paying taxes to the federal government, nor should we expect them to. It is not wrong for someone who has worked hard, and invested much to reap the rewards of that hard work. And to expect business owners to operate at a loss for the greater good is pure folly. How much better off will their fellow Americans be when they have to close up shop and all their employees are out of a job?

      • disqusplaya

        It is not wrong for someone who has worked hard, and invested much to reap the rewards of that hard work

        EXACTLY! Then why lay them off or cut their hours??

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Oh, you mean the Bain Capital that was doing business AFTER Romney left. Oh yeah, that Bain. The one that Romney had no part in the decision making process.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      Don’t worry bub, now that you helped re-elect Obama Communist China is going to pwnd us all.

    • Manonmars

      They don’t hate Americans, they just love their money alot more!

    • cheesus18

      Are you referring to Obama’s Job Czar Jeffery Immelt of GE? Hypocrisy knows no bounds!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayne.phelps.167 Wayne Phelps

    Quit demonizing the Republicans. This is a big problem that started in the
    Republican debates. The Republican
    platform is great but we just let the other side attack us and we did not
    return fire. We need to defend our
    beliefs as they are what is best for this country. Changing will only make us look like
    democrats and I for one do not want that.
    We just need to be more aggressive as our beliefs are what made this
    country strong. Build it up…do not
    tear it down. I wanted Mitt more than
    anything because I had all the confidence he would put America back on the
    right track. We had great support from
    some of the most respected people in the country and we just need to build on
    that. My belief is two things that kept Romney out of the
    WH: Sandy and Christie and he should
    have been more aggressive in the last two debates. Otherwise he ran an excellent campaign. I wish he would run again but I doubt it. He is a good man and a good man for the
    country and I would vote for him any day.
    In a very short period of time, this country will regret the mistake
    they just made. NJ and NY are already
    complaining about nobama and FEMA. 42%
    believed him and Christie in his 15 minute photo opt when he told them “he
    had their back” and voted for him for this one 15 minute appearance. I don’t
    think they believe him now and this just proves how shallow we have become. Nobama
    is already working on gun control through the UN and shutting down million of
    acres for oil shale. It’s no telling
    where gas will be next year. I would like to see a movement to get Romney
    back for 2016 so he can undo all the mess we are about to get in. If you
    would like to see Romney run again, we need to get the movement started and it
    will mean a lot of work and will last for three years. How many of you would like this to
    happen. I think our best voice would be “Hannity”
    and if you would like to see this happen email him at “[email protected]

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

    mmm just had 2 slices of tasty goodness

  • Ben Ulferd

    Yes Papa, that’s what you do, you cut hours so you’re not required to provide health insurance. That way, if one of your employees get sick or if one of their children get sick, it’s not on me, it’s on them. Just make sure they don’t sneeze on the pizza please!

    • lonestar

      The workers all knew what obamacare would mean. If they voted for him anyway, too bad.

  • 1947woman

    OK,
    I can’t be quite any longer. These people complaining about Applebees
    and PaPa John’s cutting back hours ,here is something to think about.
    There is a cost for Obamacare. Who is going to pay for it, do you know.
    People working, paying taxes, people receiving handouts from the
    government do not pay taxes, I have to pay taxes on my Social Security,
    which I have already paid taxes on, and companies providing jobs, paying
    unemployment taxes, state taxes, corporate taxes, etc. and if they
    don’t provide insurance full time employees, the company will be fined
    by the government. What are they suppose to do? These people may live
    in this huge mansion, but they worked for it for many years and did
    without a lot of things to achieve success. Guess what, I hope they
    were smart enough to pay for all of their stuff, because if they didn’t
    they will loose it in the end. But, Obama, already has a 2 million
    house and gets to live in big white house in DC. Will make $450,000.00 a
    year for the rest of his live along with his wife’s pension. He will
    not be subject to Obamacare or paying taxes, but will continue to have
    the best insurance in the world as well as congress and the senate.
    Does it seem fair for them to impose Obamacare on us, and not
    themselves. Just wait another 3 years and lot of the liberals will be
    cry and screaming when they will be fined for not having insurance or be
    told no you can’t have this surgery because of your age, here take this
    pill. Think, Think

  • Christian Turner

    I forsee a Chick-Fil-A eggect on this soon. btw just ordered 2 large pizza’s, Least I can do is support business, not like our POTUS does.

  • Kimberly Schutzenhofer

    Good job you idiots — just because they’re exercise their right to run THEIR business (at least for now) in order to remain competitive – and you’re worried about what the employees get — so boycott them and make sure they go out of business and have NO job because there won’t be any others out there waiting for them. Typical liberable logic.

  • Guest

    So, Because you are made about a hiring freeze you are going to boycott and what will that accomplish. YOU PEOPLE DON’T USE THE BRAINS GOD GAVE A TURNIP. Boycotts hurt revenues, Low revenues causes LAY OFF’s … so you are going to get the people who have jobs laid off. OH THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE

  • C J

    So, Because you are mad about a hiring freeze you are going to boycott and
    what will that accomplish. YOU PEOPLE DON’T USE THE BRAINS GOD GAVE A
    TURNIP. Boycotts hurt revenues, Low revenues causes LAY OFF’s …
    so you are going to get the people who have jobs laid off. OH THAT
    MAKES A LOT OF SENSE

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      God didn’t give a turnip brai…. oh, yeah! Hehe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dorreen.burton Dorreen Burton

    Boycott?? I haven’t eaten at either Papa Johns or Applebee’s. And with the issue of jobs and laying off or reducing hours…who else is gonna be able to eat out anywhere anymore? It’s not about punishing anyone…it’s all about economy, jobs, expensive healthcare that no one can afford or not afford (it’s full of taxes). One beats up on the other…BUT, if EVERYONE is poor…not working or working less….then more easily to give up freedoms to get ‘stuff’. Hide and watch…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wayne.phelps.167 Wayne Phelps

    Kudo’s to Papa John. He “built it” and he deserves it. Some people in America are jealous of people’s success. If you don’t like it….quit supporting it and quit complaining. You are just a “whiny” bunch of people. Grow up.

  • lonestar

    Let them complain all they want. We all know they won’t boycott. It would mean they’d have to prepare their own food.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Hahaha, lol… lol!

  • Game Over

    What has happened to this country?

    We’re supposed to celebrate success, not demonize it.

  • SumDumBunny

    What does anybody really expect. This was once a free country where you could go for it. We could do this because we didn’t have a gov’t or a king breathing down our necks. Basically a blank canvas which to create or build a dream if you had a vision, faith and a willingness to risk, work hard and fail. Most successful entrepreneurs failed 7, 8 ,10 times before they succeed. Most entrepreneurs don’t succeed at all. They lose everything. They lose sleep trying to make payrolls etc too. Now we have a 2400 page healthcare bill that nobody voted for because nobody could. The bill was forced to a vote hours before it was presented. No one could read it. Now its being stuck to business. sad is the much smaller businesses who will have to shut down. You see in the end its govt plan to take over the businesses in great measure … govt coffee shops, govt cars, govt health care, govt pizza etc … the war is at our door step folks. Communism and Socialism … no joke. There will be blood —-> for money and control, of what? And those who think things are heading their way, politically, for example. People you’re gonna get the worst. Once you’ve filled your purpose you’ll be kicked to the curb and enslaved like the rest of us. You already are, but then you’ll know it and know you were played and contributed to all our enslavement. Ya see its like this. One side runs up the debt. Then says hey look at all this debt, we gotta pay it down. That’s where you and I come in. Til we just quit or die. Be the walking dead.

  • Mistress of Citrus

    So, a man who worked HARD, took a HUGE personal / financial risk and now provides 16,000 American jobs is the BAD guy? Does a single scenario exist wherein an American can become financially successful and NOT be the target of liberal hate & scorn? Does everyone’s success always come at the expense of “the little guy”? Can someone explain how we have a functioning society if everyone is supposed to be the boss, and no one should ever be a worker?

  • Brandon

    I would like to know how liberals think a business would benefit from firing well- needed employees when they don’t have to.

  • TroyGates

    lol boycott them so they lay off even more people

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.farley.50 Derek Farley

    Solution: Move to Colorado or Washington, (if not already there), and start your own pizza restaurant chain next to all the pot stores that inevitably will pop up after those states legalized (state level) personal use and possession of marijuana. Beat Papa John’s to the punch, and capitalize on a burgeoning market: pot induced munchies driving pizza sales. Then, after you are successful (and I sincerely hope that you are), decide how much you can afford to pay your employees, healthcare, restaurant costs, business insurance, legal fees, etc etc. And by the way, do it the whole time on money and work that you yourself put into the business, hoping some day there will be a payout. That’s basically it: Papa John put up the risk, now he’s getting the reward, and by reducing costs he keeps his “empire.” Don’t get mad or envious, just figure out a way to do better than him if it bothers you that much. Boycotting is ok, ie:free speech with your dollars, but don’t hate the playa’, hate the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.atencio.3 Gary Atencio

    CONSEQUENSES.

  • Manonmars

    I’m so happy to know that so many “Americans” and “Christians” are just fine with people dying in the street. They are so happy to watch poor people get sick and continue to live in poverty because they can’t afford to take care of their health and therefore can’t keep a job. Someone has cancer? boo-hoo, too bad for them! Single mother loses her job because she needed to continue to take her sick child to the free clinic because she can’t pay for basic drugs that would help her child? Oh well that’s life! Should’ve had an husband with a good job!

    None of these millionaires are hurting, The rest of us are. It’s funny, it’s the poor and lower class are buying their crap, taking their shitty jobs and yet,they are constantly screwing people over. I feel no sympathy for them.

    And to the “christians” that are okay with this type of behavior I hope you aren’t planning on going to heaven, because Jesus told you to take care of your sick and poor, but you are doing a shitty job at that. You just want to complain about gay people.

    • WTFrontyardAmerica

      How much do you donate libtard? Just imagine all the other libtards that work for Papa Johns, that will lose their jobs due to your boycott.

      • Manonmars

        Not only do I donate, but I volunteer. I actually want to help people in this country. I understand that people need help sometimes and that not everyone is trying to burden the system. But please continue to be an asshole. I’m sure the only pleasure you get out of your miserable ass life is trying to put down poor people. Such an accomplishment!

        And why are you name calling people with jobs? What the fuck do you righties want? You do know alot of Mitten supporters work those types of job as well. But you don’t care, you just running your mouth like the Righties always do without any facts.

        It must’ve have taken all of your thought process to come up with libtards. I hope your head doesn’t hurt too much.

  • Ron Edde

    All you people who are hating on the CEO act like employees are automatically ENTITLED to health care benefits. GET A CLUE. Employees are entitled to nothing more than their paychecks, and any extra benefits come at the generosity of their employer. As such, those benefits can be scaled back or eliminated at the discretion of the employer. You may not like that, but that’s life and neither you nor Obama can change it. If you want to make your own rules, quit being employees and pony up and BUY YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Then you can give away the store since that’s what you seem to want everyone else to do. By the way, I hate Papa John’s too, but not because of decisions by their CEO. Their pizza blows.

  • Manonmars

    I think it’s totally outrages to think all poor people are looking for handouts and just want to sit on their ass. Sure there are lazy people trying to leech off of others but most low to poor class are just trying to live their life and need a little help to get by.

    My favorite example of this is JK Rowling. Author of all those great Harry Potter books, Here is what she had to say on government benefits:

    “I couldn’t have written this book if I hadn’t had a few years where I’d been poor as it’s possible to go in the U.K. without being homeless,” Rowling told Stewart. She added that “We were on welfare, what you call welfare, I would call benefits, for a couple years.”

    “We don’t call it benefits–we like you to feel as bad as you can,” Stewart joked.

    Stewart later observed, “Has a government ever gotten more back from an investment than from you?”

    Rowling said she was grateful, “I pay a lot of tax, and I feel, one of the reasons I stay and pay and why I’m not based in Monaco…I think my country helped me. There are places in the world where I would have starved.”

    This woman was on benefits, wrote one of the best selling series, made millions and is totally okay with paying taxes. She needed help, got it, and is giving back to the country that helped her. I’m sure that is a strange concept to most of you!

  • Manonmars

    People need to quit eating at these shitty ass franchises anyway! Support local businesses that uses real food and keep things local. The people who work at these crappy food places can work in an better environment AND have health insurance. Mass production should be a dying trade.

  • mojorisin69

    Idiot Libs will only BOOST their sales. Can you say “Chic Fil A”

    #LiberalMorons

    • Manonmars

      Yeah because Republicans love bland,shitty food.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZSKETECBAFDEAUOUML4ICTKLAA Alex

    Papa John’s Pizza is some of the best, try messing with them I dare you. The liberals are insane, even after they won they’re still full of hate.

  • KSE

    I hope every business in America fires or lays off all employees they find voted for Obama and further destruction of America. Support all these great businesses because ObamaCare will be the ‘nail in the coffin’ in America. If government won’t get all the ‘leeches’ off the taxpayer dime, all businesses should and will.

  • richw26

    Don’t blame ceo’s greed, nothing wrong with earning money, ie.. the American Dream. Obamacare has it’s costs.

  • Manonmars

    Here’s a list of all the countries with universal healthcare:

    Norway – 1912 – Single Payer
    New Zealand – 1938 – Two Tier
    Japan – 1938 – Single Payer
    Germany – 1941 – Insurance Mandate
    Belgium – 1945 – Insurance Mandate
    United Kingdom – 1948 – Single Payer
    Kuwait – 1950 – Single Payer
    Sweden – 1955 – Single Payer
    Bahrain – 1957 – Single Payer
    Brunei – 1958 – Single Payer
    Canada – 1966 – Single Payer
    Netherlands – 1966 – Two-Tier
    Austria – 1967 – Insurance Mandate
    United Arab Emirates – 1971 – Single Payer
    Finland – 1972 – Single Payer
    Slovenia – 1972 – Single Payer
    Denmark – 1973 – Two-Tier
    Luxembourg – 1973 – Insurance Mandate
    France – 1974 – Two-Tier
    Australia – 1975 – Two Tier
    Ireland – 1977 – Two-Tier
    Italy – 1978 – Single Payer
    Portugal – 1979 – Single Payer
    Cyprus – 1980 – Single Payer
    Greece – 1983 – Insurance Mandate
    Spain – 1986 – Single Payer
    South Korea – 1988 – Insurance Mandate
    Iceland – 1990 – Single Payer
    Hong Kong – 1993 – Two-Tier
    Singapore – 1993 – Two-Tier
    Switzerland – 1994 – Insurance Mandate
    Israel – 1995 – Two-Tier

    Everyone of our developed nations has Universal health care. And guess what?? None of these countries have turned into shit! Australia is doing great!

    I’m sure it’s such a shock to learn that other nations do not think that being healthy is a privilege. Amazing!

    Also to those who want to move out of the country because of the healthcare reform bill, please avoid any places from the list above.

    Also, Our education system is terrible! Finland,Great Britain,Japan and Germany has put in alot of work to educate their students and are now the top countries when it comes to education. You want to make successful adults who doesn’t “leech” off the government? Give them the proper education. But most of you, thanks to our shitty education system, are too dumb to realized that.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

      If you think Obamacare is “universal” health care you’re not too bright. Obamacare is a horrible solution to a real problem. The only reason you think it’s a good idea is because of your adulation for all things Obama. Obama argued effectively against Obamacare in his primary debates vs Hillary.
      P.S. Look at all those great countries in your list that you have the option of emigrating to.

      • Manonmars

        This comment proves to me that most of you did not even read the bill! Are you serious? It similar to both Canada, Australia and a couple of others. You wouldn’t know that because you are allergic to facts!

        I don’t agree with Obama on alot of things, but the Healthcare reform act is needed, it’s here and If you don’t like it you can move to Cuba.

        • TaxRevolt

          I read enough of the bill to know that it was not good for America as a nation. Then when the supreme court ruled it a tax, that was more justification that it would not be good for America. You and people like you have allowed the government to tax our natural right to life. The moment a baby is born they will be taxed to live.

      • Manonmars

        Also Romney thought it was a good idea at some point. That’s why massachusetts still have something similar.

        • TaxRevolt

          This is the reason for the 10th amendment. It gives the states the freedom to try social changes first. What Mass did may or may not be good for Mass. IDK I don’t live there. The federal government was not created to control society. It was created to protect The United States of America. The states were to lead in societal changes. This way if a US citizen was not happy with a change that one state made, said citizen could move to another state, and still be an American citizen. The federal government is wrong for forcing any societal changes on the states and the citizens of the US. They (fed gov) have been using the Commerce clause and others to make societal changes since it was enacted. He11 look at the societal changes made due to the creation of TSA.

    • TaxRevolt

      You might want to do some research into the Health care nightmares that citizens go through in some of the countries that you listed. I for one like the fact that I bust my butt for my company and one of the perks that I get for it is my healthcare for free. It is called being productive and responsible. The HC provided by the company is one of the reasons that I chose to work there and remain there as long as I have. No we are not union. I earned my healthcare privilege. I think it is time for others to do the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tmmonte Thomas Mark Monte

    So the people who refuse to work should just get a free ride with healthcare ????

    • Manonmars

      How do you know if someone is refusing to work vs someone who can’t find work?? I really want to know how you weed people out!

  • NY loves MITT

    Obama begged for the job, now let him deal with it all! Next year we can ask him ” How’s that ignorance working for you dude?”

    • Manonmars

      You would know,I’m sure plenty of people have asked you the same question.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      Vegas loves MITT too!!!

  • Deborah JR

    Love how all the Tweeters bash this guy for being rich. They seem to forget that in every socialist “utopia” that has ever existed there was always a ruling class/union boss/big cheese who lived exactly like this man. The difference being that the utopian peasants were multitudinous and paying for all that enjoyment they were never afforded. The peasants had/have to be content with moldy bread being thrown to them after all the parties.

    • Manonmars

      Gotta love the “Let them eat cake!” mentality of the rich and privilege.

      Or should I say, “let them eat papa john’s/McDonalds” because it’s alot cheaper to buy shitty food instead of high quality fruits and vegetables.

  • Tai Pan

    You can’t fix stupid. Obama is the Hugo Chaves of the US. Promise morons free things in exchange for votes. This country is headed down the tubes. Get use to it.

  • Gallatin

    The thing of it is none of the libtard tools above will have any problem helping themselves to one of the 2 million free Papa John’s pizzas that Peyton Manning is hawking.

  • Jason

    And so, class warfare was elected to continue, November 6th. Thanks, non-voters. You screwed us all.

  • geewhiz1962

    His his castle larger than the White House? Also, If these takers want to play the boycott game the other side has plenty of targets……Hollywood, General Motors, GE, Chrysler, Starbucks, Ben and Jerry’s…to name a few

  • Dreamofmydad

    Papa John, layoff whoever and how many you want and lower hours to as many as you want.
    You built it, we eat it and you decide what you do with your business.
    We are supporting you and will always order Papajohns pizza.
    Do not worry about the boycott, these people are full of cheese.
    Your sales will grow, without them.
    Papajohns story, a great American story.

  • Guest

    Actually wouldnt mind it if All Companies laid off 20% of the work force

  • alvin

    I think what some on here are not understanding is that part of the projected profits for any business is the future sales. How are we going to buy pizza when we are saddled with all of the new taxes, inflation and higher energy prices (due to slower drilling and lower use of coal). I think there is going to be a mass of layoffs as all of this affects families and business alike.

  • Dave Maitland

    If all Companies laid off 20% of work force – that would be great for the economy we could have a new crap load of New Free loaders while the rest of you all paid for them to be laid off — they could get the new phones , medical coverage from the government, their houses would be up for sale ( Cheap ) they would be forced to eat rations from the government ( food stamps ) or they could find other jobs work 30 hrs or less at 3 or 4 jobs if they didnt want the handouts
    see its a win – win for the governemnt

  • Lee

    so… how does a boycott help the employees the libs are crying over?

  • Terry

    Let me get this straight, a man invests his time/money/effort/ingenuity into developing and selling a product that people want, and makes money in the process. Other people are jealous of him and think HE is the greedy one for not wanting to pay for their health insurance? Me thinks the greedy ones doth protest too much.

  • http://www.blagoplanet.com/ Thomas Bodetti

    You can get a cheaper pizza at pizza hut or Dominoes, better ingredients may make a better pizza but its not that great, in the end the world is not about what you want its about the freedom to create a business, hire employees and then make a profit.

    Just because you may not like the way someone chooses to run his or her business does not give you the right to DICTATE to them how they should or should not choose to do business. When you choose to try to take away the rights of the people to choose to live life as they choose to do, then you become a petty tyrant, an oppressor of the people. You may think that you can do as you please, but the truth is no one can take away your right to make a choice, you can take freedom, you can even take a life, but you cannot take away the right to choose.

  • nw_traveller

    So, he owns the business, he decides what’s best for the business, he hates communism, and decides he must make adjustments. Just what is it that makes the leftists so adverse to private ownership or personal success? Major Penis envy. I suppose the commies will now tell him who can cut his grass? Face it folks, with four more years of The One, this country will unravel, and it’s because of threats against success which he condones.

    • http://twitter.com/louv29 Dawn

      I truly pray that we can survive 4 more years. Despite Obama’s policies, the economy was inching forward through American elbow grease and hard work and I pray this will continue.

  • Annaresa

    This is real simple. People don’t go into business as part of some community service. They go into business simply to make money. But with all the Obama taxes and massive regulations attached to it, business owners have to compensate somewhere. That somewhere, unfortunately, costs people their jobs. Boycott Papa Johns and more people lose their jobs altogether. Is that what you libs want? Apparently you do because you had no problem voting for that. You got what you wanted. Yes, you “won”. Now is the time to reflect upon this one question. What exactly did you win?

    • TaxRevolt

      That is exactly what the Liberal leaders want. More unemployed means more people relying on government. The more people on government tits the more control government can claim. The more that businesses reduce hours and staff to save their business, the more reason government has to step in and take control of the business. It is all part of the plan to give the liar in chief more control of the private sector.

  • NetizenKane

    Saturday, Nov 17th, 2012: “Papa Johns Day”. Call in order and PiCK UP!

  • supersonic

    Yeah because a boycott will suddenly make Papa John’s reconsider laying people off…people are so dumb. You want to prevent the layoffs, go buy as much pizza as you can eat! Want to help cause even more restaurant closures and layoffs? Boycott away! Of course the boycott for ChicFilA worked out pretty well, so maybe boycotting isn’t a bad idea!

  • stopthemorons

    His work and investment built it – the house he lives in, unlike the house that Oback Orama lives in. The uninformed, those with a guilt complex, and an intense desire to obtain the “Oback Orama Free Stuff, Money and Telephones For Life” put Oback in the WH. Those folks don’t know how much trouble that they put our country in.

  • http://twitter.com/blyndahsoo blyndah soo

    You voted for it…now LIVE with it!!! quit blaming someone else for your own poor judgment.

  • RevJoe1

    Come on people… Get Real! What are you going to cut when this POTUS’s policies put more of us out of work and our taxes go up? When costs go up, you either raise your prices or reduce spending to keep your business afloat. You don’t just do nothing or you won’t be in business very long. The same is true for your households, something for nothing is exactly what it’s worth! A lot of Papa John’s are owned by franchisee’s, your neighbors, who help provide jobs. They need to stay in business.

    And, for all you folks that don’t think corporation’s don’t pay enough taxes! CORPORATION’s DON’T PAY TAXES, YOU DO, IT’S CALLED THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS AND THESE COSTS ARE PASSED ON TO THE CONSUMER!!! SO, IF YOU WANT CORPORATION’S TO PAY MORE OR BE HAMPERED WITH MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATION AND RED TAPE, EXPECT TO PAY MORE FOR IT!!!

    • TaxRevolt

      Another point that obamanites miss regularly. Taxes are passed to the consumer.

  • kcsplash

    Colse your blow holes you lib idiots. If you knew anything about being a success, you know that the big enemy is the goverment and the sheep that do whatever they say. Not to mentio the lazy sitting around for a hand out.

  • http://twitter.com/phobosatx Rich

    So in a liberals mind, the business should just eat the cost of something and give it to you because they have more money than you. What a bunch of whiny bitch losers

    • TaxRevolt

      Welcome to the liberal progressive victim-hood ideology. What is yours is mine and what is mine is mine. I knew many people like this in my lifetime. Everyone of them would turn their back on someone when asked for help.

  • Dwayne Jackson

    I’m not sure when people began to think that CEO’s or corporations owe them something. An employer owes the employee one thing a full days wage for a fulls days work. He does not owe the employee health care or anything else other then wages. Health care is a benefit thus referred to as Health Benefits never intened to be mandated by the government. It is this “you owe me,” mentality that is killing this nation.
    I also don’t know when this country began demonizing success. We use to cheer success and gave atta boys to those who achieved but now these successful people are ridiculed an as I said demonized.
    One more thing it isn’t just the increase in health care it also the increase in utilities, gas food and on and on and on and when you are forced to increase the price for every increase of your cost you end up pricing yourself out of business.
    The country was warned what the AHCA would do this country and half the country chose to ignore those warnings so you don’t have a right to complain now nor do you have the right to blame others for youe decision.

    • TaxRevolt

      Thank You. Finally someone who gets that HC is not a right but a privilege for being a productive member of society. For some reason over half of the population of the United Socialist States of America feel that they are owed healthcare. How about the other half? Why should their right to life be taxed (individual mandated in ACA) so that the other half can remain irresponsible. What about the half that receive a waiver for the mandate. They don’t have to pay a tax on their right to life.

  • TaxRevolt

    The liberals will be there one doom as conservatives sit back and watch the county implode. Once the dust settles we will clean up the children’s mess. It has been like this throughout human history. Rome, Athens, Sparta, Persia all fell due ultimately to the over control of government. No papa johns where I live or I would buy a couple of pies from them.

  • exiledbaystater

    I will patronize businesses that absorb the cost of health care rather than cutting staff. Not for moral reasons, but because I don’t want to wait two hours while the overworked staff process through the line. Papa John shouldn’t be surprised if this decreases sales. The man is turning his back on his business rather than reinvesting in it.

    • TaxRevolt

      Actually he is trying to save his business. Keeping costs low keeps people coming in the door. It is better to cut hours or lay people off than increase costs to you customers. It is not like this for all businesses but for the food industry it is. I work there. If he does nothing and the business fails there will be many more lost hours and paychecks. If he saves his business buy cutting hours and employees, in the future when he starts doing well again he can raise hours our hire some people back.

    • Just Another Guy

      Papa John could probably shut down and be just fine.

      He’s trying to keep his business alive and doing what is necessary to do that.

      You know, things the government doesn’t do, such as control spending…he can’t just take money from people like the government can.

    • Molly Walsh

      Business does not ABSORB the cost of anything. When their costs go up, their prices go up. My God, it’s the same with the “TAX THE RICH” mantra. The rich are your grocers, doctors, retailers etc….they pass the increase on to YOU!

      • exiledbaystater

        Increased cost burdens are split between shareholders, employees, and customers. How much burden goes to each group depends on circumstances. We have something called competition in this country. Somewhere there is a pizza magnate who decides he only needs a 21 car garage instead of a 22 car garage. By reinvesting the difference in his business, he will undercut Papa John’s.

  • Michael Rice

    WHy don’t all you liberals just go start a business and give away health care you tour employees? Where are all teh calls to boycot companies owned by Dems?
    You guys are birlliant. Let’s boycott them so they lay off mroe people. Yeah, great idea. DO you really think boycotting him will make him lose money?
    Afterall, your boycott of chicken worked so well…

  • http://drna.org/ superunknownuser

    let me get this right, libs got their nationalized healthcare but now they are pissed cuz they realize business wont lay down and take the hit, but instead will be passing costs on to the consumer and decreasing staff and hours? they freakin voted for this very thing, but NOW they think its unfair?! *face palm*

  • http://twitter.com/KenPasseri Ken Passeri

    Only wish I got into pizza when I was young so I could have a place like that.

  • Donald Koller

    So the lefts solution is to just put PJ’s out of business and no one has work. Good idea.

  • racokev

    Won’t a boycott speed the pace of layoffs and hurt the very people the boycotter’s want to support?

    • http://twitter.com/friendofdrbob1 Dave Jones

      exactly, lemmings following fearles leader over the cliff!

  • http://twitter.com/friendofdrbob1 Dave Jones

    You libs made ur bed now desecrate it. U will find u can’t make laws without consequences. Stupid sheeple!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RAIDERSFOREVER Carlos Molina

    It is a business decision. I would do the same. And also reduce my full time force as well. When you try to stick the consumers with the offset pricing, they wont be coming to buy your product. He is right, it is a Lose-Lose proposition. And no matter what his net worth is, it is not his role to help implement socialized healthcare. That is a Canadian/European institution. Last i checked, we are not in Europe and we are not Canada!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandy.keegandeveno Mandy Keegan Deveno

    Work hard. Do well. And then be attacked for doing well? What?
    Stop complaining and start your own pizza business then.
    I feel like a Papa John’s pizza!

  • Charlene Geren

    This is what entitlement voters wanted…yall didn’t know this was coming.?…punish the wealthy for their success and this is what you get…expect more of this all over america….they all deserve an extended vacation….more layoffs more people on welfare…look out for the windfall….its coming….this is what voter fraud gets you…..hahahahaha!!!!!

  • Gary

    Congrats to Papa John!! He built it, and he is now successful!! Sorry, Obama-bots!!

  • rich9988

    hey the government did this not papa johns or any other company that trys to protect itself. so if they don’t I guess its a close shop and fire everyone. if you want to blame someone blame the giveme people of this nation and obama!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RAIDERSFOREVER Carlos Molina

    And another thing, Do these idiot Libs think Obama doesnt have money? How much is that A-hole worth now? And how much will he be worth when he finally leaves office? Obama is by no means poor. Nor will he ever be. Even if he does get all these dummies to become Socialist Marxists. He will have his Villa in the Mediterranean, too! Just like all the other Dictators.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=791786059 Bobby Cox

    Here is a thought that these idiots don’t get. If you boycott a company then it will shut down, and the workers you “care” about will be out of a job.

  • http://twitter.com/lola_lotion Alicia Hake

    let them boycott. that just means when I go out to eat my dining experience will be THAT MUCH BETTER.

  • MSSFC3

    John could close every store and never worry about money…The new Norm…live with it

  • Molly Walsh

    Boycott Papa John’s Pizza, Red Lobster, Olive Garden & Applebee’s? I don’t think they take “LINK” public aid cards.

    • nickshaw

      😉

  • Jack Levitt

    Good plan. Punish the workers they are claiming to be helping by boycotting the place. That will certainly show that Big Pizza driver who depends on tips.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.h.valenzuela Frank H. Valenzuela

    Get a clue folks! Don’t be a hater because Papa John has made his fortune. This is America and last time I looked, it was a Capitalist Society where people can and do make their fortunes.
    The point to the reduction in hiring is in response to Obamacare! Not all business owners are as wealthy as Papa Johns and will really suffer under this new mandate. This is only the tip of the iceberg. As more and more business fail to hire workers, are you going to boycott them as well?

    • nickshaw

      You think it’s still a capitalist society, Frank?
      If it is, it won’t be for long!

  • VirginiaGirl

    OK libs – here’s the deal. There are many poor among us. I say that daily, you need to paying someone – hand them money – you know, cause they don’t make as much as you. It would be incredibly selfish of you not to – after all, your home looks like a castle to some folks. If you are asking big CEOs to do it everyday of their lives, you should, too. And don’t tell me you don’t have the money. The beggar on the street who sees you go home to your 1500 square foot brick ranch would say otherwise. He needs food, healthcare, and a hand. Come on now….divvy it out. These poor folks are counting on you.

    • Molly Walsh

      You are so right!…I’ll just bet you if the truth be told, these people give nothing to charity, have never volunteered at a homeless shelter, helped out Habitat For Humanity or done anything for their fellow citizens. They are TAKERS who pretend to care but just want to take from others who have worked their tails off to get where they’re at.

  • vicki m

    an italian immigrant once told me… there will always be jealous people

  • Todd Zabel

    What? Its the idiot liberals that made Obamacare happen. Its their own fault. This is the America that they wanted.

  • LOLO

    Folks, we need Papa John’s to be the next Chick-fil-A. Libs are just getting nasty to try and scare other businesses into whatever crap plan they come up with. Please spread the word, and pretty soon about 57 million people will say stuff it to the libs with their wallets as they patronize Papa John’s and Applebees. I will.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dunlapjd Joe Dunlap

    Libs will not boycott pizza… There’s the major munchy-factor to consider…

  • religionandhistory

    One half of the population almost evenly rejected Marxist ideas , redistribution, class warfare, and Obama , Reid, Pelosi, Hillary, Barney Frank , Geitner, Holder and company ! Absentee voting = THE GROUND GAME = voter manipulation in the homes of elderly via absentee ballots filled out by Obama loving (opinion poll takers) campaign workers , then signed by the confused , intimidated, infirmed voter ? Perhaps legal , grossly unethical !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036758677 Barbara Jean Brown

    papa john worked for what he has,and he cant help what obama has done.blame it on obama,not papa john.

  • Clark Harris

    Clark ‏@ozarkrunner

    @JamesRenner So what? It is Papa’s business, and none of yours.

  • Christene

    The level of ignorance from the left is appalling !!
    They apparently find reading anything more then 140 characters , above the food
    coupon pay grade, or they would take time reading the health bill. Are they
    serious about the selective outrage over the loss of employment?!? Maybe they
    find reading unemployment numbers hard to handle too. The only person
    responsible for any job loss would be the white house!

  • John Latham

    I WILL BE SURE TO PATRONZIE ANYTHING THE LIBS BOYCOTT. THE LIBS WON’T GIVE THEIR OWN MONEY BUT EXPECT SOMEONE ELSE TO GIVE UP THEIRS. ! HAVE FUN TRYING TO FIND A NEW JOB IN OBAMAS ECONOMY.

  • LydiasDad

    Perhaps these idiot liberals need to learn that the individual (Schnatter) is separate from the corporation (Papa John’s). No business executive pays employees out of his/her own pocket. Of course, if liberals had MBA or Economics degrees, we wouldn’t be in this mess anyway.

    • nickshaw

      Paul Krugman has one.
      And a Nobel.
      Just sayin’.

      • LydiasDad

        His degree HAS to be honorary. He’s the biggest idiot of the idiot libs. In any case, I guess it’s possible to get the degree without understanding how it applies to reality. As for Nobel, that’s all just political. Obama got one in the middle of two wars. Only liberals are allowed to win them.

      • Rick Bowser

        The Nobel Putz prize? really? toilet paper has vastly more value!

  • Macky D

    Does this surprise anyone?…This is the result of pitting poor versus rich to win a election! What most of America doesn’t realize(Obama voters) that they were used! Republicans were never going the change the abortion laws or kill old people or starve children. But Obama did what he had to do to win and now businessmen are going to do what they have to do! But only the businessmen are going to be demonize for, This is why I wanted Mitt Romney! Romney was a businessman and understood what it takes! Obama doesn’t have a clue. As I told libs on my facebook page. You will see what a disaster this will be and he’s following his play book page by page!

  • John C

    Don’t you just love it. “He told his shareholders…” Liberals can’t grasp the concept that big companies are PUBLICLY TRADED companies. That means there are people who have INVESTED in those companies. If companies don’t make money then the investors don’t make money. And who invests in big companies? Retirees, pension plans, etc. So libs, get your heads out of your butts and learn what economics are really about!

  • Louis Neese

    yeah lets boycott papa john because he was successful and has a big house…papa johns and other companies will be reducing labor because of obamacare…businesses need to make money to survive…who care about what his house looks like…should we boycott CEO of apple? Starbucks? or any other successful business because they live in big houses and have to cut labor costs to keep their profit margin up for their company to stay alive? this is not new news..companies have been saying this for 2 years now. you get what you vote for.

  • Terry

    Energizer –

    The St. Louis-based company said Thursday that it expects to shed about 1,500 employees. When finished, the restructuring should lead to $200 million in pretax yearly savings, Energizer said. It aims to have most of its restructuring steps finished by the end of September 2014.

    • Westinghouse –

    Westinghouse Anniston, the contractor responsible for shutting down Anniston’s chemical weapons incinerator, has reduced its workforce by another 50 employees.

    • Research in Motion Limited –

    Research in Motion Ltd., the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, laid off about 200 people at its U.S. headquarters in Irving on Wednesday, according to a source close to the company who did not want to be named.

    • Lightyear Network Solutions –

    More than one dozen employees at a Pikeville company lost their jobs this week. Officials with Lightyear Network Solutions said they are consolidating offices in Louisville and Pikeville to save money.

    • Hawker Beechcraft –

    The company says 240 employees will lose their jobs with the closing of Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas.

    • Boeing (30% of their management staff) –

    Boeing Co. said Wednesday it plans to employ 30% fewer executives at its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit by the end of 2012 compared to 2010 levels.

    • CVPH Medical Center –

    CVPH Medical Center has handed pink slips to 17 employees. The layoffs — nine in management and eight hourly staffers — are part of an effort to “help bolster the hospital’s financial position in 2013 and beyond,” a press release said.

    • US Cellular –

    The move will result in 980 job cuts at U.S. Cellular, with 640 in the Chicago area, according to a spokeswoman. The cuts are slightly under 12 percent of the approximately 8,400 total employees U.S. Cellular had at the end of the third quarter.

    • Momentive Performance Materials –

    About 150 workers at Sistersville’s Momentive Performance Materials plant will be temporarily laid off later this month, officials said this week.

    • Rocketdyne –

    About 100 employees at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, most of whom work in the San Fernando Valley, were laid off Wednesday in response to dwindling government spending on space exploration, the company said. The layoffs were effective immediately, and 75 percent of them came at the facilities on Canoga and De Soto avenues, which employ about 1,100 people. The company has six sites across the Valley.

    • Brake Parts –

    The leader of an automotive parts plant in Lincoln County has told state officials that there are plans to lay off 75 workers starting in late December…The layoffs are expected to start Dec. 28 and continue in the first quarter of 2013

    • Vestas Wind Systems –
    Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) is seeking to sell a stake of as much as 20 percent and said it’s reducing headcount by 3,000 to raise the staff cuts by the biggest wind turbine maker to almost a third over two years.

    • Husqvarna –

    Husqvarna AB (HUSQB), the world’s biggest maker of powered garden tools, plans to cut about 600 jobs in a move that will save 220 million kronor ($33 million) a year by 2014.

    • Center for Hospice New York –

    The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care plans to temporarily lay off as many as 40 employees next year as it embarks on a major renovation of the inpatient unit at its Cheektowaga campus.

    • Bristol-Meyers –

    Bristol-Myers Squibb is following up its lackluster third-quarter results with almost 480 layoffs. As Pharmalot reports, the company notified the New Jersey government that it would scale back in Plainsboro, which means the cuts will hit its sales operations.

    • OCE North America –

    Trumbull printer- and scanning-equipment provider Oce North America, Inc. will lay off 135 workers in three Connecticut communities, including East Hartford, according to its notice with the state Labor Department.

    • Darden Restaurants –

    The company, which was among those who had received an Obamacare waiver in the past, is looking to limit workers to 28 hours per week. A full time employee that is required to have health insurance (lest the employer pay a fine) works 30 hours per week, as defined by the Obamacare law.

    • West Ridge Mine –

    In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down “204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014″ and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

    • United Blood Services Gulf –

    United Blood Services Gulf South region, the non-profit blood service provider for much of south Louisiana and Mississippi, will lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce. It was a hard decision to make according to Susan Begnaud, Regional Center Director for the Gulf South region

    • candace6

      Shocking! RIM’s Blackberry was doing so well against Apple and Android-lol!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.a.dodd Julie Dodd

    If you’re going to start boycotting business who take steps to soften the impact of obamacare, you should probably start with your own employer. Yes, these people are cutting jobs, so is Boeing and thousands of others. The rest are passing the impact on to their employees through high-deductible insurance plans, higher employee share of premiums, etc. Many are laying off employees, or will in the next year only they will do it quietly. There are indeed consequences to choices.

  • http://twitter.com/AGib0311 Adam gilbeau

    running a business is not a charity. with that being said, if an owner of a business is going to see a large chunk of profit dwindled down, then why shouldn’t he be able to do something about it? and so what if he has a “castle” for a home, he busted his ass for it and is living the AMERICAN DREAM!!!! he has been succesful, prosperous and has built a giant franchise. since when is the American dream to receive something for free? because that’s basically what the election proved is that a large portion of Americans would rather vote for a guy who’s going to give them something for free so that they don’t have to get out there and bust there ass for it. his policies are proven failures yet they were put on the back burner while idiots that support him were voting for social issues like legalizing weed, or support of gay marriage or free birth control. Look, I’m military and fiscally very conservative, but socially pretty moderate as I feel like we should grow, cultivate, package and tax weed. it’s a natural plant and we’re never going to be able to stop the illegal sale/use of it just like prohibition in the 20’s-30’s. The mafia came out of prohibition and drug cartels have excelled during the war on drugs, you’re not going to stop weed, focus our assets on other more serious drugs. gay marriage, I do not care what other people do, if they want to get married, fine, but leave it to each individual state to decide (even obama said this, he also said he was against gay marriage 4 days before election day in 2008 because he knew he didn’t need to pander any votes that year but this year was going to be too close so he had to reach out for some), birth control, GO BUY YOUR OWN SHIT!!!! if you can’t afford a stupid little pill yet you want to have sex, have the guy wear a condom as BC is not going to prevent any kind of STD’s, and abortion is not a secondary form of BC even though it seems to be used that way these days. when my wife and I got pregnant (she used to be kind of left leaning on this subject) during the first sonogram when she was 6 weeks along we were able to hear our son’s heartbeat so to me that’s a life and always will be. also another little tid bit of information for the pro choice anti war folks out there, since roe V wade over 55 million legal documented abortions have taken place, that’s more then all the wounded/dead American heroes since the beginning of our country. get your priorities straight America, social issues should be taking a far back burner to the real economic and foreign issues that our country faces these days. great job electing a do nothing community organizer again to try and get the worlds largest business back up and running even after he had proven he was too incompetent to get the job done and was reelected over emotions and because of the color of his skin, not the content of his character

    • candace6

      Still mad about Tuesday?

  • Keith N. Gillis

    Should have just made his delivery drivers sub contractors like every business I know is doing. I do believe the corporations are doing too much to impress wall street and are not taking care of their workers like they did before everyone thought they needed to go public. His wealth was created by going public on the stock exchange, now he has to show big profits to make Wall Street happy. Study it, seems everyone went public in the 70’s and that is when we started to suffer in our blue collar jobs.

  • Christene

    The price of gas went up again! Follow those obama/biden bumper stickers to the gas pump. Have them fill your car up!…Get your share of the free stuff….Don’t forget to thank the liberal tool,..:o)

  • http://twitter.com/dbdvl3 Dad in AZ

    Being Successful. It has gone from being the goal of life to being frowned upon by many in less than a lifetime. How far our society has declined in so short a time is mind numbing. I am sad that this is the legacy that we have turned over to our children and grandchildren. I am sure that it will turn around at some time but until then it is going to be very painful. God bless the United States of America.

  • Hal Fast

    If I were the Papa John CEO, I would say, “Ok, let’s just do this, pay off the Shareholders what we owe them and close shop all together, then they can bitch all they want not have to boycott :)

  • hmschlmom

    Jealousy is an ugly beast. Instead of regarding him as an evil corporate overlord, try getting off your lazy derrieres and working harder toward what he has achieved…

  • Craig A. Conrad

    Odd how thosese who “take” see his wealth as something he should give back. If he ran his business for a loss for only a short time, he would lose the house and all the employees would lose their jobss. Forethought is not a strongsuit of liberals – they just want the “dream” given to them

  • http://twitter.com/HurricaneMadman Will

    Communism wins again. Time for more to Go Galt

  • Margaret

    I love the comment to boycott Red Lobster and Olvie Garden. Diane Straub whoever she is hasn’t done her research. I say, “hell yest boycott them.” They support Obama and Planned Parenthood. Just goes to show the libs are fast with tounge, slow on the brain,

  • cg

    do you libs honestly think this is going to be the only business that does this, obamacare sucks, and is going to costs not only business, but each and every one of us a lot of out of pocket money, they have already raided 715 billion out of medicare to help pay for obamacare. i can’t wait till the taxes start to kick in in January, you libs will be crying the blues again. hahahha jokes on you. reap what you sow

  • Dawn Gemmill

    Atlas is beginning to Shrug, but not in the way that Ayn Rand envisioned. Things are going to get ugly.

  • steve cunningham

    if the rich democrats are so eager to pay extra taxes, why don’t they just volunteer their money to the government. They can pay in extra if they want. Let that tax on the rich be voluntary.. I don’t think the hollywood superstars are any more willing to pay extra taxes than the business CEOs. At least they don’t seem to be offering up the extra dough to Uncle Sam right now.

  • disqus_R7QwTEeiwW

    So they boycott Papa john….. he loses business and employees get laid off..and join them on welfare… great logic….

  • http://twitter.com/Bfadair Brian Adair

    So let me see if i understand this, boycott cause the company is reducing hours, wouldn’t the result then be less work less employees. Way to go libs, you will be putting people out of work. Yep you will teach Papa Johns a lesson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.touchton.92 Tyler Touchton

    Guess who is getting pizza tonight

    • candace6

      Yeah, SURE you are.

  • Hal Fast

    It’s funny how all the libs want to tell the CEO how to run his business. Why don’t they go start their own businesses with 100’s of people and see how they do? Really. What if he just decides to close shop. Right, it’s his business so he does what he sees fit. Got it libs, So why not get lost until you have run a business with 100’s of people ok.

  • snickit

    Now we have our list of restaurants to visit

  • D. D. Douglas

    If you want to know about water, don’t ask a fish.

    It’s hard to think objectively about the environment we’ve grown up in, but think about it: What is the connection between hiring someone and being responsible for their health insurance? Why not their rent, or mortgage, or car? Hiring someone is a market. “You do X for me in an employment capability and I’ll pay you Y”. Put that way, the fact that health insurance is an embedded part of this discussion suggests interferenence in the labor market, and the Usual Suspect would be the Feds…..

    and you would not be wrong. Health insurance as a part of compensation arose in a WWII era environment of mandated wage freezes. Health insurance was a way to compete and offer more to prospective employees. It was accepted by the goverment, and then by the IRS as being a non-taxable method of payment. Which by the way gives businesses a built in advantage over self-employment which does not provide that benefit. After 60-70 years, this is now seen as an obligation.

    Don’t blame employers. They are obligated to be clear about what they will provide in exchange for work and then provide it. Employers responded to market interference by government mandates in providing health care, and they are responding to further market interference by, again, government mandates in doing what the must to mitigate costs to be competitive.

  • Spencer Uhl

    To all the libs out there that posted the picture of Papa John’s CEO’s house. HE BUILT THAT!!! WIth his OWN money! He did this over decades. He started a business from the ground up and he is reaping the proifits of HIS HARD WORK! That IS t…
    he American dream! That IS capitalism!
    If you want ot boycott him that’s fine. I’m sure he really doesn’t need you. But his employees DO. Are you really hurting him or are you hurting the people that depend on that job to pay their bills. His reactions to the Obama administration and the health care law are not isolated. Businesses are going to have to find ways to pay for this tax. Higher prices, layoffs, cut in hours. It was predicted BEFORE the election and yet you all walked into the voting booth and checked that box. This is on YOU. Too bad the rest of us will suffer for it!

  • peg

    LIbs got what they want, and they are still unhappy, just goes to show they want their cake and eat it too. What else are business owners supposed to do, just except the huge monstrosity of Obamacare and it destructive policies or protect themselves? You libs act like Obamacare is the greatest thing next to tax increases for the wealthy and when that hits business owners as well you can count on more layoffs. So stop complaining. You got 4 more years of your President and his policies so deal with it or shut up.

  • MILAN68

    This will be the biggest boycott in U.S. HISTORY.. They will have to boycott the TV maker,toaster maker,toilet maker,health care,etc,etc.. they’re all laying off.. And I hope everyone being laid off is a OBAMA supporter.. those would be my first to go

  • disqus_DLr6dLaTQN

    I’ll be “buycotting”. Being the owner of his company, he knows best what to do with it. This is the result of the uninformed voters, voting for ‘free-stuff’. Now the end begins.

  • http://twitter.com/Caroljesep Carol Jesep

    Obama imposed his expensive plan on the public, a public who does not know how premiums and morbidity works. Those who are well will likely not pay and then when they get sick pick up the insurance. The penalty is far less than the employees’ cost. Consequently, more sick than well people will insured. In a nutshell, this is the short explanation.

  • Douglas Rice

    It is time to boycott liberal business and individual who voted for Obama. Let these liberal maniacs pay for Obamacare.

  • candace6

    Great idea! This move is nothing more than a convenient excuse to cut benefits in order to fatten the wallets of the owners, nothing more. Go right ahead guys, and see what happens. Greed has consequences, as your guy Romney and so many other GOP candidates found out the hard way on November 6th. Have a nice day!

    • SDN

      What can’t go on, won’t.

    • nickshaw

      Sure, Candy, go ahead and try your boycott (not that a boycott by libs has ever worked!). Let’s assume it does work. What do you think will happen?
      The people you purport to support will all lose their jobs and the “rich” owners won’t be hurt at all.
      Typical lefty thinking.

  • Matt

    You libs who blindly voted for Obama without knowing anything about his destructive policies, are now expecting free pizza with your free Obama phone.After all didnt Obama promise you a piece of the pie?

  • Deana Gardner Ray

    He’s talking about franchise owners idiots! I really wish you liberals would do a little research before spouting off your crap.

  • Holly Fragoso

    Just had Papa John’s pizza last night……..It was sooooooo good. Go suck an egg libys!!!!!!!!

  • mkreider

    Reading some of the tweets from the liberal left…1. They really are petty, jealous people 2. Like Obama, they do not understand business. Businesses need to make money.

  • BigTBoom

    That’s it, boycott them… that way all Papa Johns eventually goes out of business turning all of their tax paying employees in to unemployment receiving tax drains… lets hear it for those little unintended consequences of near sited foolishness.

    • exiledbaystater

      People will have to eat somewhere. Maybe the mom and pop down the street will hire them.

      • BigTBoom

        Too bad mom and pop looked at expanding already…but they’ve got 49 employees already, they don’t want the added constraints necessary after they hit 50 employees.

  • http://twitter.com/msscarlet47 Donna Brett

    He came up with a product….put it out there….made a fortune from it….GOOD FOR HIM that is the American way……I will continue to buy Papa John’s pizza if I want to just like I am still eating Chicken from Chik-Fil-A!!!!!

  • Brian Bennett

    What did those morons THINK was going to happen? Hey Vote Obama in for a second term cuz it would be GOOD for the country? Now because Obummer’s stupidity is causing even more joblessness we are going to blame the employers…because it couldn’t POSSIBLY be Obummers stupidity that’s causing it…I can’t even believe I’m amazed by this!

  • http://www.braysballtalk.com/ Aaron Giddens

    They don’t see that despite being told that this would make health care cheaper, it still cost money!

  • LD McClellan

    The man has a perfect right to protect his business and income. It’s his and he can do what he wants with it. Everyone only wishes that they could be as rich and successful as he is and they’re jealous. In China and Cambodia, the communists were so jealous that they killed all the wealthy and educated people. Now, the Chinese leaders are far wealthier than any of their beloved Chinese fellow citizens. Mr. Wen Jou Bo was a very poor man from a very poor family but now he’s a Communist leader worth several billion dollars. Do you think he’s spreading the wealth around? Not on your life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.miller.98622733 Gary Miller

    How many of you whiners have ever owned your own business? You don’t make money working 100 hour weeks for years just to give it away to support someone else. Philanthropists pick and choose what causes/organizations they contribute money to and then claim their donations as tax deductions. Obamacare forcibly takes the money from you at gun point and uses it for what THEY decide is appropriate. Get out of your parents basement and get a career instead of a “job” and see what it means to work hard to support your self and have some self pride and stop expecting the government to supply you with all of your needs. God created all men equal but it is up to YOU to make your life as good as it can be!

    • EEKman

      It’s an embarrassment that every human being does not have access to health care. the businesses can just quit whining and step it up. Papa Johns deserves all the negative publicity it gets. I’ll gladly pay 50 cents more for a pizza if it means their employees have decent health care. It’s the law of the land, get used to it. Be grateful that obamacare is the conservative version of universal health care.

  • johnboy

    Its a shame he’s made so much money. Wake up libs we can’t keep paying for everything.

  • Morgon

    Wow these dummys think he’s mad because Obummer won.. Drink some more fluoride.

  • Antonia Bifano-Freeman

    People seem to forget that Papa John’s pizza is a FRANCHISE business. The owners are franchisees. They might have one store, they might have ten. Let’s READ what Schattner said here “Now, he expects franchise owners will reduce employees’ hours rather than provide costly, mandated insurance coverage to people working 30 hours per week.”

    He expects FRANCHISE OWNERS. He’s not the one calling the shots. Franchisees make a lot of their own business decisions. Like who to hire. Conversely, they can choose who to FIRE and why. If their business needs to cut jobs to survive, then that’s what they’ll do.

  • Pam V

    I know that we have freedom of speech in this great country and every voice wants to be heard. But on a day such as today~ hopefully everyone out there remembers that it’s Veteran’s Day~ remember those that fought to give us that freedom of speech. Showing your cause is one thing but displaying our great flag upside down is saddening!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/vgalliart Virginia Galliart

      Flying the flag upside down is the military way of showing distress. It is not a sign of disrespect. Anybody that has served or has family in the military should know this…

  • ArnoldLayne

    Boycott James Renner’s new novel.

  • MrMeaner

    This is one of those times I wish I owned a major company, with franchises nation-wide.

    I would close all of them in every blue state, and use my red state profits to pay property taxes on my empty, unstaffed blue state properties for four years. Then I would advertise that fact in all of those blue states, explaining to them that their own stupidity has forced me to re-prioritize my investments, and that the next step, would be to close down in the US completely, and move my entire operation to Costa Rica, New Zealand, or Equador

  • http://twitter.com/gipsystarr Maria Vaughan

    Let’s boycott all these business, brilliant idea libs, and more people will be layed off, do you ever think before opening your mouths.

  • Man of Little Means

    This from people who just love being azzzes. while not one of them would ever dream of paying their their babysitter the same hourly wage they make. Not one of them would offer healthcare to their babysitter Not one of them would dare pay the kid down the street the same hourly wage they make to mow their lawn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sue-Rayphole/100000181382566 Sue Rayphole

    More than Papa Johns are cutting!Most of Obama welfare people are just so stupid. They want what others have ,but do not want to work for it.

  • John Giovanni Bellomo

    ACA is the biggest tax lie to the American people ever by a president. Middle class will receive a big surprise in the upcoming months. Anyone like their tax refund each year? kiss that goodbye when the insurance penalty takes place. Everyone needs to be prepared to pay a penatly for not having insurance beginning tax year 2014 . The penalty does not get you out of buying insurance it is on top of the need for everyone to be insured. If a family is not insured with the least quality health plan they are penalized each month until they are insured, the penalty is assessed on your tax return for taxes filed 2015. the penatlty is $285.00 per family or 1% of the annual income whichever is bigger for the first year, then $975.00 per family or 2% of the annual gross whichever is bigger then in 2016 it goes up to $2,085.00 per family or 2.5% of the families gross income whichever is bigger . Say good bye to tax refunds, for all those families that have used that as thier one windfall payday… http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2012/07/13/how-the-health-insurance-mandate-penalty-will-work

  • TJD

    Just got notice from our employer….our healthcare plan…cancelled. Being replace by another that has less benefits. Oh, yeah…it will cost us double. They tell us that it is because of the costs of health care reform. So much for “if you like your plan you can keep it”. I lay odds that by 2014 our employer will drop healthcare coverage because it will be cheaper to pay the fine.

  • Joe Smith

    heres the deal obamacare is fine but business dont need to be involved make it affordable to everyone work on the causes of high prices but dont put all the burden ob the businesses and working people .This was the wrong time completely wrong time to be doing this. Job 1 was to fix the economy and unemployment Job1 above everything else- obamas only move in 4 years was how to sway as many votes to be democrats and how to bankrupt the country everything obama has done was wasteful complete waste..
    I can some up obamas 4 year term -A man is holding on to branch on a cliff (our economy )and here comes someone(obama)who throws him a rope and after he catches it and tries to climb up it is set on fire by the person who threw it(obama).

  • http://www.facebook.com/darwinious.oppenheimer Darwinious Oppenheimer

    Guy started out making pizzas in property the size of a closet… But to libs, he is an old white male smoking a cigar and always has been since Jon opened his plantation in Alabama awaiting fresh slaves from Africa

  • bmgamblin

    HEY ALL YOU SILLY ASS LIBS WITHOUT JOBS
    HOW’S IT WORKIN FOR YOU NOW?
    I KNOW WHAT YOU COULD DO…
    HEAD FOR CALIFORNISTAN THEY WILL FED YOU..
    OR MAYBE CHICAGIRAN… WHERE OBLABLA MAKES MANNA FALL FROM THE SKIES

  • Johnny Blade

    Hey liberals, why don’t you just plant a money tree like this Papa John guy did? Oo

  • jeff

    The reality is that Papa Johns has to compete with smaller family pizza companies that are exempt from having to provide employee health insurance. If Papa Johns were to provide health insurance as required by ObamaCare, it would make their product non-competitively priced. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I predict that 10 years from now Obama will be a curse word when people refer to their health care.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Snookyjack50 Julia Hines

    If you voted for Obama, you are the ones who are responsible for the layoffs, you are also responsible that my husband won’t be able now to have his lung transplant,you are responsible for infanticide, you are responsible for our soldiers returning home having their health care cut by 13 million, you are responsible for defense cuts that would protect us from terrorists, you are responsible for the demise of a once great nation. You can mark this on the wall you’ll be the first to complain when we taxpayers run out of money for you moochers, leechers and useful idiots.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vgalliart Virginia Galliart

      I agree completely. America DIED, November 6, 2012!

    • http://www.facebook.com/vgalliart Virginia Galliart

      how about ‘useless’ idiots…

  • http://twitter.com/jbard66 Jason

    Thanks for letting me know about the boycott. I’ll take part. I will also divest of PZZA stock. You people in your little cave of hate can keep spewing your venom at the President, but outside Alabama and the racist south, in the real world, many, many people like this president. Your Tea Party attacks on him just shore up our support for him.

    Please don’t think your little e-lynch represents most Americans. Just like your hatred of latinos, gays, women on the pill, muslims and teachers isn’t selling, nor will your hatred of President Obama.

    You are small people with small minds and the reason you lost the election is thus: YOU and your constant whiny and smarmy attitudes. It’s time for a Republican with a basic sense of common decency to emerge. The rest of you hate-loving “Christians” can stay in your cave of hell.

    • Rick Bowser

      The same Liberal song and dance. if you’re against illegal immigration- you hate Latinos, if you insist on Women paying for their own birth control ( which is relatively cheap in comparison to other drugs. )- you must be a misogynist, if you object to Gays lobbying to change the definition of marriage and family to suit themselves – you must be a homophobe. or lastly, if you vote against the president, it must be because you’re a Racist, not that he’s incompetent or that his legislation, including this one is a disaster waiting at the Gate!….by the way, how is that Chick-fil- A boycott going?

      • EEKman

        I don’t think you get it. Hes right. Your party has a demographics problem. if you don’t figure out how to attract young people and immigrants then its over. Its not enough to just criticize the president. You need actual competetive ideas. The ones you have are wrong. They may have worked 30 years ago, but we live in a different world now. The party that can adapt to changing demographics the best will stay in power, the democrats understand this.

        • Rick Bowser

          I don’t think you do. looking for ways to attract new voters is fine, but not at the cost of your principles and convictions and becoming a clone of the Democratic party. The concept of economic prosperity thru taxation and spending yourself out of debt, makes no more sense today than it did 30-40 years ago. They say experience is the best teacher, and after January, it may prove to be a cruel Schoolmaster for those who voted for a president who has proven he isn’t qualified to run an animal shelter, much less a Country….unfortunately, the rest of us will have to sit through class right along with them!

  • Joe Smith

    “The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not.” (T. Jefferson)
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    • http://twitter.com/jbard66 Jason

      The vast majority of welfare goes to the south — red states. The vast majority of taxes are paid by blue states.

      You can remain in your ignorance and try to deny facts all you want, but outdside your little cave of hate there are people who can add and read.

      Good luck winning elections based on lies and hate. God knows, it sure worked this time… that is, your attacks worked for Democrats!

      • Rick Bowser

        And yet those in the Red States voted against the kind of wealth confiscation the Obama Administration is engaging in. These people at least have a basic understanding of economics, in the fact that the more taxes and other costs you incur on businesses, the fewer jobs available.

  • Pamela

    Wait. The Liberals should be happy about less jobs for Americans. That means, more will have to go on welfare programs. Liberals love Americans on welfare. That way, they can control the masses. This opens up more jobs for Obama’s people, Illegal hispanic Immigrants.

  • Jeremy Mikel

    Oh let me just say something please. All you people who are mad and upset at John Schnatter, what a shame. So is he not allowed to have an “American Dream?” He made his “American Dream” come true for himself and his family. So you want to boycott him and trash his company because IF HE DOES SUPPORT THE OBAMACARE, the prices of his pizzas are going to go up. So you think he is a horrible man because he has a big house. Well it is like this people. The man that 50% of the registered voters VOTED for lives in a BIG WHITE HOUSE. He has a beautiful lawn, servants, and workers, and people at his call for whatever he might need. You see, in a few short years when AMERICA is just like GREECE, we are all out in the streets crying and begging for food, money, jobs, and anything else we might need, this man, this man that 50% of the registered voters VOTED for, he will be setting in this big WHITE HOUSE, all snug, warm & cozy, while we are all out in the streets with our children. HE will be in this big white house with his two daughters, his wife, and their dogs, he will look out of those big windows of that big white house, turn around to have somebody close those curtains and he will just kick back in a nice comfortable recliner chair all warm and fuzzy and just smile becasue this is what HE and YOU wanted, of course The Muslim Brotherhood will be right there with him and his family. So when you set there, mocking John Schnatter, trashing him and his Papa John’s Pizzas, just remember, he made his “American Dream” and you can make yours too. We all have that ability. But I know you are probably setting there with your Obama phone and whatever else you think you got for FREE, but nothing if FREE, it all comes at a price….a price increase of a pizza maybe, or the price of the loss of jobs. When the wealthy no longer have any wealth that they have been FORCED to spread, then let’s go stand out in the streets together and beg for jobs, food, money, anything….but there will be NOBODY to give it….because the man you VOTED for, ain’t going to give you the suit jacket off his back, that I guarntee you…

    • Pamela

      No. Americans are not allowed our “American Dream”, that belongs to the Illegal Hispanic Alien “Dreamers”. There is no “American Dream”. Obama murdered it, with his first 4 years.

      • Jeremy Mikel

        Very True Pamela!

  • Joe Smith

    Some of the companies laying due to Obama care within 48 hours of election results

    Westinghouse, Research in Motion, Boeing, US Cellular, Commerzbank,
    Iberia, ING, Ericsson, Bristol-Myers, corning, Boston Scientific, Abbott
    Labs, St. Jude, Caterpillar, CVPH Medical Center, Lightyear Haqwker
    Beechcraft, Hawker Beechcraft

    Pepsi looking to layoff 4,000 workers,
    Bristol-Myers To Cut Nearly 500 Jobs ,Groupon lays off 80 sales
    employees ,Energizer Holdings to lay off 1,500, close 3 plants

    Boeing has announced plans to cut $1.6 billion of costs in its defense
    division. These cuts come on top of $2.2 billion of previous
    reductions the company has made during the past two years. The
    downsizing is a strategic initiative to better position the defense
    division, which constitutes 40% of the entire company, in an
    environment of sharply reduced government spending

    • http://www.facebook.com/vgalliart Virginia Galliart

      Looks like we’re on the right track to prosperity…..NOT!

  • Isabel Papagno

    Every single business in America should put all employees on part time so that clueless obama voters can feel the real effects of this administration’s assinine policies. They get to stop paying ALL health insurance and with W9’s they have more savings. Their customers will benefit by being able to buy what they are selling at the same or lower prices. These brainless libs don’t like it? Start your own business, you jerks. There’s a ROAD, so it should be easy.

  • Isabella1709

    Liberals would do well to recall their Chick boycott. Chick is doing better than ever!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.harrison2 Ted Harrison
  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.harrison2 Ted Harrison

    This short vidio explains the truth about obama care. You won’t believe it when you see it. Pure communism at its best. Shocking is all I can say
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcBaSP31Be8&list=FLCiPjY-wfNLL4CSx4O5A2_A&feature=g-list

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.harrison2 Ted Harrison

    Is this envy:

    pg 29 Healthcare rationing, you can only receive so much care per year, 5,000 individual
    10,000 family

    pg 30 Government committee will determine what treatments and benefits you receive

  • Pelagian

    Of course. Boycott a business so they lose money, that can’t possibly lead to a reduction in employees or employee hours. Nothing says “I’m on the workers side” like helping them lose their jobs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.harrison2 Ted Harrison

    Is this envy:

    pg 50 Healthcare will be provided to all non-U. S.citizens Illegal or otherwise.

    pg 170 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes ( You & I will pay for them )

  • http://twitter.com/stonestead stonestead

    Can anyone say ‘Eastern Ailines?’

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.harrison2 Ted Harrison

    pg 58 Government will have real time access to individuals finances & a national ID card will be issued

    pg 59 Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer

  • Jeannette St Amand

    just remember people it doesnt matter how much you have there is always someone making less then you and saying hay i only make (this much) and im fine why shouldnt he make less Where does it stop?????

  • Jeannette St Amand

    gee i dont see oprahs house on here???

  • Julian Chan

    He OWES his employees? I am sure he is grateful for his employees, but why does he owe them? He gave them a job. Heck, he could close up shop and still never worry about money….that would be 16500 people out of work….

  • http://www.facebook.com/cj.walkeriii Cj Walker III

    Yea!!!! Have everyone do the boycott and make sure that all of the employees lose their jobs too. You think if you boycott Pappa johns that only (Pappa john CEO) will suffer……..well it doesn’t work that way. By a boycott you hurt everyone that works for the franchise too right in your own neighborhood. so you hurt your friends and maybe even some of your family members. Less hours are better than no hours. But opps I forgot its about “Revenge”. I guess Its a good thing that your candidate Obama won or we would have had to deal with you people that voted for Obama rioting in the streets and possibly would have killed some innocent person. good luck with that!!!!!!!!!! You deserve what your going to get…. don’t want to hee you complaining………

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  • [email protected]

    GREAT idea. Boycott and put the whole business, including those employees out of business. I don’t see the libtards ready to storm the head of GM for sending Cadillac to China. No one ever accused liberals of having any business sense.

  • Kimberly Schutzenhofer

    I got into a heated debate today over how heartless these companies are to try to stay competitive in a weak economy and simply not being able to cover all the benefits. The last point shot at me was how this was all simply over the fact that Obama won the election and they were sore losers – he backed up his argument with the fact that “it had to be BS because this doesn’t even take effect until 2014 so why cut/layoff now”. All I could say to him was perhaps if they didn’t like the way the company they work for manages things – this in fact does give them time to go find another one – hence they have ample warning to go find other work if they are not happy. Of course not realizing what he was saying – he quickly added “well finding a job isn’t that easy right now” I just asked him why he thought that was. I told him to go on and boycott if he must, cost them their job and maybe they’ll be better off that way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.camp1 Chuck Camp

    All you classless liberals need to check your own benevolence, I’d be willing to bet what little I have that each and every one of you give less than 2% of your earnings to charitable organizations, it’s the liberal way, you are only generous with other people’s money, if you think it’s that bad that Papa John’s workers hours will be cut so they are not eligible for healthcare, then adopt a freakin papa john’s worker and pay for it yourself, John Schnatter did not make his fortune sucking the system dry with free cell phones, section 8 housing, free healthcare, welfare checks, he got off his butt and worked for it, It’s the American dream, you need to look at the legislation that created this problem, Obamacare, Papa John’s franchise owners have to stay competitive, if they raise the price of their product, they will not be competitive, they are in business to make a profit, not provide others with healthcare….

  • Tired of entitlement.

    Why don’t you tell the sports personalities not to make the ridiculous amount of money they make, for the SHORT time they work….?

  • Isell4u

    I don’t believe in boycotts whether I agree or disagree. In the final analysis, it hurts people that can afford it the least. Guess, I’ll be buying a pizza at Poppa Johns.

  • Bill Brockie

    Don’t people realize…John doesn’t OWN the restaurants….they are franchises…so the INDIVIDUAL store owners are who you will hurt….

  • patone

    Soooo……you want folks to boycott Papa John’s, b-cuz he may put people out of work b-cuz of the cost of obamacare……. hmmmmm, seems like if people stopping buying pizza, and eating out, they’ll still out of job’s, so who’s hurting who, typical one sided liberal rhetoric.
    I know… Jay-Z , and Beyonce, George Clooney, and the rest will step right up and share.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      You took the words right out of my mouth!!

  • Goodbygal2

    Just ordered 3 pizzas, one with olives, one with mushrooms and one with xtra cheese :) I love Papa Johns :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      I ordered 2 pizzas with 2-liter…had not ordered in years but I will now, just cuz I’m disgusted!!

  • Butch Knouse

    Do those bozos actually think he owns ALL of the franchises? And where did they dream up that “14 cents a pizza” line? And WHO in the real world gets health benefits for working 30 hours a week?????????? I don’t think this will matter. Most Liberals are anti-chain, unless they are owned by the precious Europeans that they worship like Gods.

  • lillymckim

    Maybe Solyndra is hiring?
    NASA? Oil rigs? Coal miners… gee no Democrat had any problems when Obama put them out of work?

  • Heather Gee

    Remember what happened to Chic fila when libs decided to boycott, it was a conservative Tsunami of buying at the local chic fila’s

  • el_polacko

    if the boycotts were to be successful it would mean that even fewer employees would be needed. doesn’t it make more sense to increase patronage so that more hires will be needed to handle all the business ?
    oops..forgot i was talking to lefties…nevermind.

  • Harold Springer

    Thank Obamacare. You knew it was coming but headlong into the administration went. Now they cry foul. You not only get what you didnt want but rather than look at the cause you fault the businessman. I dont blame him and others for curbing the cost that a glorified Obama administration tried to impose.

  • Ron Brueske

    Dear Liberal;

    I know it is hard for you to understand economics. Most of you spend your free time in mama’s basement playing Hello Kitty. I know, I know, every once in awhile you get out and raise a stinky tent city and try to OCCUPY something. But the facts are due to Obama’s policies utility rates, fuel rates and health care rates are skyrocketing for every person and company. These prices MUST be passed on to the consumer and it is a snowball effect. The guy that makes widget one passes his extra cost to widget 2 maker and so on down the line. Those higher rates are at every level and at the final product level they are paid by you, the consumer. But wait you say, I don’t want to pay for $30 pizza, or $12 pack of smokes, or by heaven forbid $3 can of soup. Well of course you do, you voted progressively and those progressive taxes will be passed on you to pay.

    I know it is kinda simple economics 101, but hopefully you can digest it. Go ahead and boycott all of these nasty companies. They will just fire you, your siblings, parents, aunts and uncles and then shutter the doors and retire. I for one don’t blame them. But hey, this will give you lots of time to go out and OCCUPY what ever it is you want to. Have fun in your stinky tents while you do so.

  • Jeremy Arthur Vandelay

    These people are so god damn dumb. HE DOES NOT OWN PAPA JOHN’S. THE PEOPLE THAT OWN IT ARE THE SHAREHOLDERS.

    John Schnatter is not “Papa John’s” the company/ corporation, he is the CEO OF Papa John’s the company, which was sold off publicly to private shareholders years ago.

    Those shareholders are normal working class people with 401k’s and retirement plans invested in Papa John’s. THEY are the ones who will be paying for the increased cost of Obamacare. Mr. Schnatter, under no circumstances, will be paying for it.

    When is this ignorance going to stop? What is everyone taught in school these days???

    • http://www.facebook.com/vgalliart Virginia Galliart

      You can’t rationalize with the mentally ill or the stupid. These are the same idiots that voted for BO!

    • YeahWeWill

      They are taught by fools. Dumbing down starts at the top. Morons

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandye.clanton Sandy E Clanton

    i say let em boycott, now i don’t have to worry about who sits at the table next to me..why is ok for Hussein to give billions of YOUR tax dollars to “green” companies that end up in bankruptcy? where is your hypocritical outrage/boycott over that..this is what all you “revenge” voters get!! I hope you all keep on laughing because Hussein won..you reap what you sow…

  • MarieC

    I think tomorrow I’ll go eat some Pappa Johns…..

  • Patricia

    I supported and voted for Romney. All that I do now is pray (for a miracle!) things work out better these next 4 years than they did in the previous 4. Obama tried a number of things he THOUGHT would help Americans but large corporations always found ways to circumvent the rulings and, as a result, Americans were even FURTHER punished and penalized with the backlash. Once again, corporations are finding ways to get around the requirement that OBMACARE be provided to workers and, once again, average Americans will be the ones to pay the price with reduced/hours and pay. However, Americans will be required to purchase insurance by 2014; an additional financial burden with less income. :-(

    OBAMACARE will do away with pre-existing clauses for medical care and force insurance companies to retain coverage on insureds that might, otherwise, be DROPPED from coverage………all well and good EXCEPT I’ve not heard one word about WHO WILL GOVERN THE PREMIUMS CHARGED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES? They’re already ripping us off with astronomical premiums on every phase of coverage. All of them must be laughing their a**** off now and predicting how many millions of dollars they’ll be adding to bonuses and incentives with new ammunition to further rape the U.S. Citizens.

  • Angie Jones

    I don’t understand why there are people in America that hate others who have succeeded and who choose to enjoy their success. I do take in consideration that business owner will not normally cut their profit margin. They usually go straight to layoffs before they’ll do that, BUT it is at the discretion of the business owner to run his/her business the way he see’s fit. America has experienced many layoffs since Obama has been in office, so really, if you’re going to boycott one, then you’re going to have to boycott many, many more.

    As far as free healthcare, people need to get a clue, real quick. There will be fines incurred by those who choose not to participate in Obamacare, and ANYTHING provided to you by the government is NEVER free, it is ALWAYS at the taxpayers expense. I wonder if anyone remembers learning about the American Revolution. We’ve come full circle my friends. We’re right back where we started from, The Tories/Royalists have finally won, while the Patriots have slept. Can’t say as we don’t deserve what we get.

    • EEKman

      We should want all of our fellow Americans to have healthcare. we should want to pay for it. Companies should know that there will be a cost in resisting the collective will of the electorate. if all American businesses play by the same rules what’s the problem? He’s never had to provide his employees healthcare before. Too bad the world has changed. Suck it up.

      • Rick Bowser

        The ” COLLECTIVE” will of the electorate?…riiight “COMRADE”! ..LOL!

        • EEKman

          You’re an idiot. Get an education.

          • Rick Bowser

            And you’re a Marxist in denial. Do yourself a favor and move to Cuba. The Castro brothers would just love you down there, and they might even appoint you Minister of pizza parlor administration.

          • EEKman

            What do you think elections are for genius?

          • Rick Bowser

            He broke it. YOU bought it. Something tells me 6-12 months from now, Obama’s Gov’t Cheese won’t be quite so tasty to the Narcissist in chief’s worshiping Groupies.

  • Eddie Lutz

    They like those low prices though don’t they? Let’s see them stay consistent on this. Boycott Walmart too.

  • ChekSix

    You idiots responding to this have never owned a business and you never will. Good luck finding jobs in the next 4 years. Obama cant manufacture those.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.s.sr.1 Danny Suber Sr

    You people need to get a life…….you’re jealous of this man’s success and you want a FREE piece of it. Why don’t you boycott the damn Toilet Paper Companies and see where that gets you! Bunch of dumbass free-loaders!

  • http://www.facebook.com/claudia.tapscott Claudia Randall Tapscott

    Why is Papa Johns the bad guy here ? He BUILT his business and deserves to live in whatever kind of house he chooses. It’s not just Papa Johns who will be cutting hours. Can’t you folks who voted for Obama again see that Obamacare is NOT FREE…..someone has to pay for it and it’s going to be the Papa Johns, Applebees and many small businesses that will go under because of this. WAKE UP !! Rather than blaming all these businesses that are now forced to lay off people or close shop, blame yourself if you voted for Obama.

  • ayanbedejo

    So… when a business makes money, it has everything to do with the proprietor’s hard work and ingenuity and nothing to do with an infrastructure built by millions of others? Yet, when they have to make cuts, it’s not their fault, but the governments? That’s like having your cake, and throwing away the rest of the cake because your football team lost. If it starts with you, it ends with you. With credit comes responsibility. If you want to get the praise and be out in the spotlight with Peyton Manning, realize there are two sides to the coin and don’t blame other factors when you can’t (or won’t) make the necessary adjustments to maintain your business. If Papa John’s goes out of business, it just leaves room for somebody with a better business model (and better pizza). Seriously, find some legitimate arguments, because conservatives do nothing but give me the impression that they’d slit their mother’s throat if they thought it would make Obama look bad. Maybe pull your heads out of your asses, focus on how your economic policies can improve the outlook of the nation, and run some candidates who you can allow to speak (with confidence they won’t make up their facts as they go along). Too many Rick Perry’s and Todd Akin’s, not enough Jon Huntsman’s and Scott Brown’s.

    • http://twitter.com/louv29 Dawn

      Business owners need to make a profit. They are in business to make money. (greedy, I know, lol) But if the government increases the costs to businesses to run their operations, then yes, adjustments have to be made to keep the business making a profit.

  • Christopher Moser

    My o my the chickens are coming home to roost aint they progressives!! Get used to it and enjoy!!

  • Ttall

    You libs don’t get it, these are franchise own by people that have put their life into it, and Obamacare is going to take that away. Just like other small businesses, and he wants to raise thier taxes also. Yall are going to a whole lot more bitchin, when McDonald’s dose the same thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mfattizzo Michael Fattizzo

    Why are people so upset? This is the people’s/governments doing not the companies. We (not me) voted for this crap and now when it is time to pay the piper people are whining like babies. Do me a favor and place the pacifier in your mouth. Ronmey and other institution have been predicting this! These businesses need to think long-term and ensure they are viable for years to come. I don’t blame these owners one bit. Remember, the government can just make money magicially appear and run a deficit while a business needs to make a profit in order to remain in business.

  • http://www.facebook.com/todd.perrin Todd M Perrin

    All companes raise prices to cover health care, shouldn’t all workers be able to get employer sponsored health care not just union employees and govermentworkers????

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.w.hardison John Wayne Hardison

    YOU KNOW, YOU CAN FUSS, CUSS AND BOYCOTT ALL YOU WANT BUT THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT YOU SHOULD BE CALLING FOR A RECOUNT FROM THE ELECTION EVEN IF THERE HAS TO BE ANOTHER VOTE. THE NEXT OPTION WOULD BE TO GET OBAMA/BIDEN TO RESIGN IN ORDER TO GET SOMEONE IN OFFICE WHO CAN GET THIS NATION BACK ON TRACK, NOT IN FURTHER DEBT AND DESTRUCTION.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003230071854 Shari Wilson Sullivan

    O.K. Conservatives, we need to “Chick Fil A” this business to show our support for all American businesses right to make their OWN financial decisions for the businesses that THEY built!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mfattizzo Michael Fattizzo

    Why are people comparing themselves to other people success. Who are we to go and take/steal what they have earned. God has given all of us the abilities to succeed; however, most people don’t recognized it because it is disguised as hard work. We need to getting around different thinking and learn so we can achieve our dreams and help others along the way.

  • naedrdmk

    When the slackers get off their butts and start a business to feed themselves instead of asking the taxpayers to feed them, then they will understand that a business owner owes no one anything except to his family. Sounds like Papa Johns will be getting more business from my family.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      I just ordered, waiting for delivery man now:)

      • YeahWeWill

        I LOVE pizza! Damn it!!! Now to support this company I am going to have to get really fat;) Take that Michelle O :)p

        • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

          Hahaha, I love it!!! BTW, best hawaiian pizza I had in a longgggg time!!!

        • Ben Ulferd

          Don’t forget, Congress declared pizza a vegetable, so you should be good. I just had some fruit, Breyers chocolate chip mint ice cream.

          • YeahWeWill

            :)

  • Ben Ulferd

    Damn you Peyton, if you had just stuck with the script and kept it at 1 Million free pizzas, but noooooooooo, you had to say 2 Million. And now Papa can’t offer health insurance to his employees. And then you said, “wait till you see what’s next”, and somehow marijuana is legal in Colorado. Legal pot and 2 million free pizzas Peyton, really? Well played this time, but we’re on to you.

  • http://twitter.com/marybarbee82 Mary Barbee

    The worst is yet to come so thanks to all who voted for Obama!

  • IBXNJ

    The Great Liberal Mantra:Objectives MUST be achieved without regard for cost

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Bratcher/1391444053 Curtis Bratcher

    I will shop at all business’ that the Libs are boycotting.

  • exiledbaystater

    I am not boycotting Papa John’s. I am just going somewhere else, paying 14 cents more for a pizza, and eating sooner because the place is adequately staffed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/peranut.norman Peranut Pam Norman

      If you didn’t eat Papa John’s before than it doesn’t matter. I’d just ordered today just because libs says to boycott. Haha…

  • Bad Attutide

    LOL, Our company did the same thing. Laid off 100 people and killed the 150 other jobs that were going to be let out after the first of the year. Also were notified that after the last 2 years if 6% increase of health care costs each year, this year was going to be another 10% and there will be NO pay increase. I hope all of the people that voted Obama in for a second term do not have children, as they just screwed they kids and grandchildren!

  • Mackie

    Folks this is just the tip of the iceberg. If the asshats leftards above have a problem with companies that hold the bottom line then they should start their own businesses and offer up those goodies—otherwise shut the F#*K up!!!!!

  • MarkD

    I’ll be buying more papa john pizza to help offset you people that think there is no consequence to government actions. You make a business environment hostile and more expensive to run and they compensate. Anybody with a brain knows this. Unless of course if you’re in a Union, where you do not need to excel, you do not need any motivation, you do not need to do a good job, and yet you expect the same paycheck as the CEO. This CEO started from nothing and built his empire of pizza. Instead of looking at him as a successful person who made his American Dream a reality you bash him because you can’t have what he haves. Have any of you even read the Obamacare bill? Are you aware of the 7 new taxes that will be placed on all people, no matter what level of income as long as your income is above the poverty level. Have you seen what the additional costs to businesses will be? If any of you people would actually look at the big picture you would have an entirely different opinion and far different ideas of a real solution. Theft of somebody else’s hard earned money and assets is not the answer. Also, something else to think about, when you boycott these businesses and they say you know what, screw it, we’re done and they close their doors, what are the employees going to do then? Hope you make enough to cover them.

  • Patrick Henry

    Yeah! Let’s boycott ALL American businesses!!!! That’ll teach ’em!

  • Chris Selah

    Do these libtards not realize by boycotting places like Papa johns, applebees, etc they ARENT hurting the owners they are hurting the college age students and graduates that are working these jobs because they cant find employment elsewhere? Its not punishment to not be able to afford tens of millions of dollars imposed on you by the government, its called economics. Yeah, boycott all you want, keep hurting the under-employeed college students until they have no jobs and no income. Great Fcukin plan.

  • fireoasis

    Do you really think it is going to stop with the corporations? Do you think the small companies are not going to pass on the cost of health care to their employees.. oh wait, they don’t cover their employees at all. Mind you I don’t like the Obamacare crap, but blaming businesses and corporations for passing on the cost to employees isn’t going to fix the problem. Business owners, be it large corps who have to answer to a board of directors and share holders and all that, or small businesses who have to worry about their bottom line are going to have to look at how “Obamacare” effects their bottom line and IF that effect cuts to deep into profits, your right it will get passed on to employees. As for the “CEO” IE: Papa John himself, He is no different then any CEO that draws a 7 figure salary and an insane paycheck. You want to complain about someone’s paycheck look at what our senate and house members have voted themselves into receiving.. FOR LIFE.. as paychecks.

  • Christine Pirrocco Frazzini

    Well, this makes my choice of what to have for dinner tonite a lot easier!! Papa John’s it is!!

  • wagb281

    Chick-Fil-A Has ‘Record-Setting Day’ While Embroiled In Anti-Gay Controversy, Pappa Johns will enjoy the extra business

  • http://twitter.com/WoodmanPaul paul woodman

    Crazy Libs, ” if the RICH would just pay a little more, (they are SO greedy, ) the world would enjoy peace, all Americans could get health care”…..and guess what?…. they won’t be ” rich” if the libs have their way and TAX them to submission. Papa John has a big house,most of the franchisees dont though,& that is who will have to pony up the fees for BarryCare. FBO!!

  • oma1940

    Grow up folks, he worked for his money, didn’t sit on his backside and expect everyone else to support him. His reward is for his hard work and now you expect him to give it over to everyone else. It is because of people like you that our country is in the shape that it is in, you have the same opportunity to get out there and make something out of yourself but you just want to blame someone else and have you big sad and woe is me party. Wow what a bunch of morons.

  • Guest

    14 cents is not a lot to give employees insurance…give from the heart John.

  • gymnast

    eww. I am never buying papa johns pizza again. What a selfish sob. He can’t afford health care for his employees? sick sick man…

    • KN

      Here is a solution – keep ordering and when it’s delivered give the
      driver a 50% tip or $20.00 which ever is greater to help cover his/her
      lost hours. Problem solved and you’re using YOUR money. It ought to
      make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

  • Raymond ‘Wolf’ Ritzmann

    5 local business owners got together and took out a full page ad. These 5 businesses spend about $1000+ per week for employee pizza lunches with Papa John’s. They stated that if he carries out his threat they will switch to a local mom and pop joint. That’s going to be a minimum $52,000 yearly hit to the local Papa John franchise. Good job! Hope you guys saying you are going to buy more can afford to spend $52k per year at my local Papa Johns.

  • emmanuelozon

    When I owned a dry-cleaning business in the 80s I didn’t raise my prices when new EPA cost me over $12000 each year. I added a line on the bottom of my invoices that read “EPA fees”. My prices didn’t rise, the EPA fees did. My customers knew that the government was increasing their costs.

    • KN

      Which gets back to Reagan’s point that businesses don’t pay taxes – it ends up being paid by the consumer:

      “Some say shift the tax burden to business and industry, but business doesn’t pay taxes. Oh, don’t get the wrong idea. Business is being taxed, so much so that we’re being priced out of the world market. But business must pass its costs of operations–and that includes taxes–on to the customer in the price of the product. Only people pay taxes, all the taxes. Government just uses businesses in a kind of sneaky way to help collect the taxes. They’re hidden in the price; we aren’t aware of how much tax we actually pay.”

  • lynn

    By boycotting them YOU are the ones hurting the employees.

  • http://twitter.com/EastSierraGuy Paul Martin

    Only libs would boycott because of people out of work, and put even more people out of work. What Idiots!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Swead_Virginia Scott Wead

    The article says he expects that franchise owners will reduce hours. Papa has nothing to do with how these individual business owners schedule their people.

  • Cody

    What these ignorant liberal freaks fail to realize is that while they rant and rave about the company cutting back on hours, they call for a boycott that could only serve to cost people that work for the company, their jobs. If the boycott were successful that is. So, to protest having the small man on the totem pole lose a few work hours, they are going to cause them to lose their job entirely,. I would expect this mindset from Luberals.

  • Luke Kahlor

    I guess we should just leave the whole countries population to get sick and die… I don’t understand your mentallity. I’ve never had access to medical care, not once in my adult life due to all thes business refusing to give employee’s healthcare. I’ve been worked for 39 hours, in conditions are par with a chinese factory, my teeth are nearly rotten out, I’ve had rapid weight loss for an unexplain reason, but in order to afford the diapers for my daughter I can’t pay the doctor to check me out. Fuck off conservatives, people are fucking dying out here. Oh to get medical insurance, is about the cost of my rent.

    • Luke Kahlor

      just so you know, this post is made on a computer I SCRAPPED together, on a neighbor’s wifi. So I’m not spending hard earn cash on luxuries why my health falls apart. I scrap by, barely keep mouths fed. Luckly due to Obamacare, my wife and child are covered. With out, my daughter might of likely died in delievery. But I mean as long as it isn’t you, why would care? Guess what, with out dudes like me? Well you wouldn’t have pizza, groceries or any of the other luxury shit you enjoy so much. Maybe when all the poor folk die off, you’ll figure that out. But fortunately that’s why we have a leader who cares, because we fucking out number you racist ignorant, greedy, fucks.

      • Rick Bowser

        And after 4 more years of Obama, they’ll be even more people on food stamps, more unemployment, more small businesses closing up shop, more people on welfare… which is exactly what Obama and his Cossack cronies want, YOU dependent on THEM. But by the time you figure that out, it will be too late, for you.. and the rest of us!

  • KN

    Hey you Libs complaining about Papa Johns cutting hours. Here is a solution – keep ordering and when it’s delivered give the driver a 50% tip or $20.00 which ever is greater to help cover his/her lost hours. Problem solved and you’re using YOUR money. It ought to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Oh wait… I forgot Libs are great at spending other peoples money – as to using their own .. not so much.

  • http://twitter.com/sam0018 Sarah-Ashley McCall

    Sigh. I guess I have to order pizza and invite everyone over for football on Sundays now…twist my arm to support a business. Heck, at least I can add a company instead of crossing one off. I have lost quite a few this last 2 years.

  • wazdat

    Did any one other than him take the risk to build this business . If non entrepreneur’s are jealous all they have to do is stick their necks out and risk losing everything to make a business run. He did not do it for his
    health.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BBDSD5MBLPLQAQJDCR7YND6YNY That one

    I am done with Papa Johns won’t be buying any more pizza’s there.

  • Phillip L. Ryan

    Friday is Papa John’s appreciation day! Everyone order from them!

  • gimpy2585

    Cry me a river John Schnatter. You have MANY competitors that will glady take over your lost business when you can no longer deilver a hot pizza. Drivers will just find other crappy pizza delivery jobs that offer them 40 hours at the same crappy pay.

  • gimpy2585

    Cry me a river John Schnatter. You have MANY competitors that will glady take over your lost business when you can no longer deilver a hot pizza. Drivers will just find other crappy pizza delivery jobs that offer them 40 hours at the same crappy pay.

  • gscott10

    Now if Popeye’s or KFC had said they will layoff workers due to Obamacare then that would have been a major problem for black people.

  • chad

    Go John! Ignore those tax credits you get with Obamacare to offset the cost of those employees who work hard for you day in and day out. As we do our BUYout, we should laugh in the face of the delivery driver and point out to him that he is going to die soon. Tip him with aspirin.

  • Todd Toepfer

    Pathetic! While the whiny, covetous libs look at Schnatter’s house and say he is greedy, I look at it and say, “That must have created a lot of jobs to build and maintain that place”.

    Again – PATHETIC!

  • juju

    The 47% can boycott because Papa Johns i dont think accepts food stamps…..

  • Cory A. Hamiel

    ALL YOU LEFT WINGERS ARE OUT OF YOUR FREAKING MINDS OR YOU’RE DEMON POSSESSED !!!!!!!! BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO RUN THEIR BUSINESSES ANY WAY THEY WANT AND OR NEED TO !!!!!!! AND IF THEY MAKE IT BIG I SAY GOOD FOR THEM !!!!!!! SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU’RE JEALOUS AND LIKE BAMA YOU WANT TO TAKE FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS AND GIVE IT TO THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO WORK FOR IT AND JUST MAYBE YOU GUYS SHOULD TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR SO CALLED PRINCE BAMA WHO’S ALWAYS POINTING A FINGER AT THE RICH GUYS WHEN FACT WHEN IT TOOK OFFICE IN 2009 IT HAD ASSETS OF MORE THAN $1 MILLION DOLLARS AND IN LESS THAN 4 YEARS IT HAS ASSETS OF MORE THAN $ 50 MILLION DOLLARS AND IT HAS THE BALLS TO TALK ABOUT OTHER RICH PEOPLE , THE FACT IS YOU’RE A BUNCH OF STUPID BLIND MORONS BEING LEAD AROUND BY STUPID BLIND MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Psalmist1972

    And you look just as much of a dumbass as he does Mike! By the way, you did see the part of Papa John’s tweet that said “Lose Lose” didn’t you?

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    So because my opinion is different from yours, I should “get the shit kicked out of me” Got it.

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    And I think that if you look at the results of this election, you might find that it is YOU, you fucking piece of shit who got steamrolled.

  • Ironhawk86

    That’s exactly what parasites like you deserve.