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Want Fries With That? What About A 5% Surcharge Because Of Obamacare Costs?

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If you want some cheddar, you’re going to have to fork over the cheese. At least that’s what West Palm Beach, Fla. resturaunt owner John Metz is doing in order to offset the “costs” of Obamacare. He’s also going to slice his employees hours. What’s with all these small business owners going HAM on their employees to save money because of Obama? Like the Vegas man that fired some of his workers?

“If I leave the prices the same, but say on the menu that there is a 5 percent surcharge for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it and tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary beneficiary of Obamacare,” said Hurricane Grill & Wings franchisor Metz in an interview with the the Huffington Post. “Although it may sound terrible that I’m doing this, it’s the only alternative. I’ve got to pass the cost on to the consumer.”

So, free healthcare for all? Or you spending a little bit more money on a meal that might send you to the hospital anyway?

You know, the say the best health insurance is healthy eating and exercise, and if fast-food restaurant owners are going to start bumping-up prices to compensate for Obamacare, we’re going to have a really healthy country!



–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles

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