Unfortunately, the comments of this franchisee, who represents less than 1 percent of our system and who owns restaurants in other concepts, has been portrayed as reflective of the entire Denny’s brand. I am confident his perspective is not shared by the company or hundreds of franchisees/small business owners who make up the majority of the Denny’s community. Specifically, his comments suggesting that guests might reduce the customary tip provided to their server as an offset to his proposed surcharge are inconsistent with our values and approach to business throughout our brand.Denny’s CEO John Miller • In a statement addressing the controversy surrounding Denny’s franchisee John Metz’s comments about The Affordable Care Act. A number of Denny’s locations around the country have faced boycotts and/or barrages of angry phone calls from people outraged by Metz’s suggestion of adding a “5 percent surcharge for Obamacare” to menus at locations he owns. source (via shortformblog)
These restaurants have pledged to cut employees or work hours to avoid providing healthcare under Pres. Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Ironic for restaurants that draw clients in with images of wholesomeness, family, and care. But you can push back by taking your appetite elsewhere. See stories here, and here.
Remember - it’s not only $.23 for everyone.
Reminds me of the Heritage Foundation’s “the reason why so many mom-led, single-parent households are in poverty is MARRIAGE.” No, dipshits. The reason is money. And it’s not just the fact that these moms don’t get paid comparable to what men doing the same jobs get paid. It’s the fact that they are penalized over and over and over again for being moms and trying to be responsible parents because being a responsible single mother is something conservatives give zero shits about. All they care about is whether your vagina is in a monogamous relationship sanctified by God and government with a man who can keep you under control.
Your kid gets sick? Tough titties. We’re not requiring employers to have sick leave, so you can just send your kid to school sick and hope the teachers don’t notice. You want to be there for ball games, school plays, parent teacher night? Nope. We’re not requiring employers to give paid time off, either. Don’t even look at us about how you’re going to afford childcare so you can go to work. This is why you should be married. So you can stay home where you belong and take care of babies.
Birth control is off the table, and if you get pregnant? Abortion is off the table. Universal health care coverage so you can pay for prenatal care and labor and delivery is off the table. Paid maternity leave is off the table. And once that kid is here, programs like WIC, food stamps, Medicaid and others, which help you take care of that kid, are off the table. In other words: you’re fucked. Get married, slut.
And a living wage? You want to know who deserves a living fucking wage? Rich people, that’s who.
You had the audacity to be poor. You can fucking stay poor…or get married and hope it’s to someone who is a decent father, husband, and makes a hell of a lot more money than you do because it’s going to take a lot more than you make to keep your family afloat if we have our way and take away pretty much all social support for struggling families.
I’m not getting rid of all of healthcare reform. Of course, there are a number of things that I like in healthcare reform that I’m going to put in place.
That awkward moment when Mitt Romney, inventor of Obamacare and who has repeatedly and emphatically said he’d repeal Obamacare, reveals that he actually “likes” some parts of Obamacare, which I guess means he won’t repeal it?
I wonder if Obamacare covers spine replacement for the spineless and a cure for flip-flopping.