Papa John's says it will slice employee hours and boost product prices to pay for Affordable Care Act costs. Readers give their opinions.
Affordable Care Act
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Papa John's says it will slice employee hours and boost product prices to pay for Affordable Care Act costs. People on both sides are up-in-arms. Will you buy or boycott?
Papa John's owner John Schnatter's announcement that he would raise prices and slice employee hours to pay for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has sparked a heafty debate. Sign up for the free Hazelwood Patch newsletter and receive daily Hazelwood community news and updates on your favorite device. Liberals are boycotting the organization for its stance and conservatives are pouncing down in support. One might say chicken sandwhiches and pizzas have more in common than some might think. As liberals began organizing boycotts of the pizza chain, Papa John's supporters created a Facebook page to promote National Papa John's Appreciation Day. "Papa Johns has been targeted by the left for a boycott, for …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
By a 5-4 vote, President Obama's health care legislation survived a constitutional challenge. Tell us what you think about the decision.
9:15 a.m. Update Multiple news outlets are reporting that the United States Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion and wrote in part, "The Affordable Care Act is constitutional in part and unconstitutional in part The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause. That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress's power to tax." Read the entire opinion…