Thursday, November 15, 2012

Let's talk about Denny's surcharge for Obamacare: The business of business is business...

not providing employees with medical insurance.

The only reason this "entitlement" started was due to wage controls imposed by the Federal government during WWII.  In order to attract workers, businesses began offering fringe benefits such as health insurance.

It's time for this to go away.  People should not be dependent on their jobs to provide health insurance, but should own their own policies. Let businesses attend to business.  How much revenue is lost by larger companies having to pay whole departments to do nothing but oversee the insurance demands of the employees, which is over and above what they actually pay for the insurance.  And how many people are trapped in a job they hate because "they need the benefits?"  Doesn't sound so "beneficial" to me.

Obamacare, in one of hundreds of examples, goes in the exact opposite direction from common sense, and mandates that businesses either provide health insurance, or pay a huge fine.  In order to stay in business, companies are laying off people, cutting full-time workers in favor of part time, which, by the way, is no longer 30 hours per week, but 28 hours, and raising prices on their goods and services.  How long will this last?  Until the federal government, in this case Health and Human Services, moves the cheese again.

Now we have the owner of Denny's saying he will add a 5% surcharge to every customer bill and cut back employee hours; all because of Obamacare.  And Papa John's owner is raising the cost of his pizzas to compensate. Naturally, the libtards are demonizing these business owners as "greedy."

Let me repeat:  There is no such thing as "free" health insurance.  That idea denies the laws of mathematics and economics.

And having health insurance does not equate with having health care. (see my previous post)


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