Denny’s to charge a 5% ‘Obamacare Surcharge’

Since the election, the horrible side effects of Obamacare are starting to show themselves. We’ve seen company after company (even Obamacare supporters) start to lay people off, raise prices and cut back on the time, salary and benefits of their employees. But this is the first time, to my knowledge, that we’ve seen a surcharge named after Obamacare.

From the UK Daily Mail:

President Obama’s election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring.

Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny’s and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers’ bills and will reduce his employees’ hours.

With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is ‘the only alternative. I’ve got to pass on the cost to the customer.’

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I love this. No, I don’t want to pay more for my Moons Over My Hammy, but the concept is great. Not only is Metz doing what it takes to skirt the unprecedented federal regulation, he’s subtly advertising against it by calling it the “Obamacare Surcharge.” If only every company would have the guts to do this maybe repeal would be an attainable goal.

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