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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:48 PM

BREAKING: The Official Cost Of Obamacare Is 14 cents Per Pizza

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-papa-johns-pizza-obamacare-20120808,0,3420509.story|

I think the guy from Poppa Johns did Obama a favor, as someone posted earlier the 14cents puts a tangible cost on the price of Obama care that even ignorant red-staters can understand and most likely be able to afford.

your take?


TIA

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Reply BREAKING: The Official Cost Of Obamacare Is 14 cents Per Pizza (Original post)
uponit7771 Aug 2012 OP
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #1
Xipe Totec Aug 2012 #2
patrice Aug 2012 #3
uponit7771 Aug 2012 #6
NightWatcher Aug 2012 #4
uponit7771 Aug 2012 #7
Scuba Aug 2012 #18
RZM Aug 2012 #5
Justice wanted Aug 2012 #8
unblock Aug 2012 #9
tularetom Aug 2012 #10
Flashmann Aug 2012 #11
nichomachus Aug 2012 #12
Earth_First Aug 2012 #13
CanonRay Aug 2012 #14
southmost Aug 2012 #15
Motown_Johnny Aug 2012 #16
Dash87 Aug 2012 #17

Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:49 PM

1. Nice framing!

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. Less than a shave and a haircut nt

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:51 PM

3. Let's RUN with it. And add the words PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY isn't FREE, like corporations want to

pretend that it is, which is exactly why we are in this fucking mess in the first place.

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Response to patrice (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

6. +1

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

4. Obamacare: check your sofa cushions

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

7. That would be nice too..

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:50 PM

18. Nice. Look for this doddering old man to stumble into Poppa John's with this "99% off" coupon...

... and see if he can get a deal on a pizza.

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:52 PM

5. Change one letter in your OP and you get 'Poopa Johns' n/t

 

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:55 PM

8. What is Papa Poopa going to do instead of charging $10.99 for Pizza make it $11.14 to drive

the point home.

Really what a tight wad. Honestly if you got to whine and try and make your customers get angry about 14 cents it kind of makes me wonder what type of an employer you are and I tend to not spend money at places that treat employees like shit.

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:58 PM

9. he's full of crap, of course. plus, if he wanted to cut pizza prices, he'd lobby for single payer.

if we had medicare for all and finally broke the INCREDIBILY STUPID public policy of tying health coverage to employment, then papa john's and other employers wouldn't need to pay anything at all for employee health insurance. they'd be out of that non-core business entirely (unless they wanted to offer some sort of supplementary insurance as an extra benefit).

then, he per employee-costs would be lower, and so he could hire more people and lower the cost of his pizzas.

but of course he's not pushing for that, he's just using his access to a microphone to spout stupid political views at the expense of his employees, investors, and franchisees.

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 01:58 PM

10. maybe for two bits a pizza we could actually get the insurance companies out of the picture

and get the type of health care that actually works.

I'd pay it.

Obamacare is a good start but we need something better (like single payer).

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:01 PM

11. Hmmm

I wonder......Will the ignorant red-staters,who do NOT buy Poppa Johns,conclude that if they aren't buying,they aren't paying??...That could be a good thing.......LOL!

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:03 PM

12. Where else can you get health care for 14 cents?

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

13. Pssst, I'd pay $14 more per pizza for the piece of mind of knowing I'm not going get sick uninsured

Jus sayin'

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:14 PM

14. Teabagger response: It's my 14 cents

It's mine, mine, mine I tell you...go get your own 14 cents. Wahhhhhhh

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 02:59 PM

15. everytime i order i pizza i should leave 14 cents on the counter

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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:09 PM

16. If we round up and say an average pizza costs $14.00 then

we are talking about a 1% increase in costs.

Margin of error stuff, rounding errors are larger.

Even at ten bucks each the increase is only 1.4%. I would love to see a spreadsheet which has an overhead cost for any item below 1.4%.


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Response to uponit7771 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 03:15 PM

17. Really stupid PR stunt.

The owner is throwing a baby temper-tantrum and just used some arbitrary number to add to the cost.

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