Friday, November 16, 2012

Food Fight! Papa John's CEO Catches Flack, Faces Liberal Boycott For Pointing Out 0bamacare Realities

Pizza chain Papa John's [NASDAQ- PZZA] has become the latest restaurant to catch flack from vindictive leftists and this time around the hot-button issue is 0bamacare.

After Papa John's CEO John H Schnatter announced last week that prices would be going up and employees hours would be reduced due to 0bamacare, liberal pundits threw a spectacular hissy fit accusing the Romney donor of being a sore loser and using his employees to play politics.

However, this was something Schnatter and others in the restaurant business had anticipated as early as August, pointing out that Papa John's had much more purchasing power than smaller restaurants. This means that Papa John's would be able to absorb the costs of 0bamacare as well as increased food costs due to a massive Midwestern drought over the summer much better than smaller restaurants.

While Schnatter was pointing out an unpleasant economic reality for himself and countless other restaurant owners, liberals started calling for a boycott of the chain, pointing out that the self-made millionaire  CEO dares to live in a nice mansion [because apprently they know how to spend Schnatter's money more than he does- NANESB!]. It's also worth pointing out that an organized widespread boycott by the shrieking progressives would harm the Papa John's employees whose well being they profess to care so very much about first and foremost.

On the flip side of the coin, a grassroots group called Rebooting America is calling for a Papa John's buycott on Friday.

Earlier this year, Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy- a devout Baptist- caught flack from gay and lesbian groups when he flatly stated in an interview with a Baptist publication that he did not support same-sex marriage. LGBT and Democrat calls for a widespread Chick-Fil-A boycott backfired when August 1st was declared Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day and the chain had shattered all previous sales records due to the high turnout.

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