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    Stand with Papa John's- and against Obamacare

    John Schattner, the man behind Papa John’s Pizza, has come under fire for saying that worker's hours at his pizza chain will have to be cut and prices raised in the face of costs stemming from Obamacare. Schattner stated that the law would cost the pizza company $5 million to $8 million per year. 

    There was the expected liberal backlash. As has become routine for those who oppose anything related to Obama, Schattner was accused of racism. He was also painted as a wealthy man who was willing to hurt workers for his own bottom line or simply to be anti-Obama. Schattner insists that these are sound business decisions without a political angle. "I got in a bunch of trouble for this," Schattner said, "That's what you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don't think people know what they're going to pay for this." However, he also added "the good news is 100 percent of the population is going to have health insurance.”

    Conservatives are standing with Schattner, fighting back as they did with Chick-Fil-A, by organizing a Papa John's Appreciation Day. The official National Papa John’s Appreciation Day Facebook page now has more than 15,000 members pledging to support Papa John’s this Friday, November 16th. The effort was begun by Reboot USA and asks supporters to do 4 things:

    1. Like Papa John’s on Facebook
    2. Change your Facebook avatar to the Papa John’s logo on Friday
    3. Have a pizza on Friday! Take a picture of yourself and share on Facebook, as well as on Twitter with #IStandWithPapaJohns
    4. If there is not a Papa John’s near you, simply tweet your support with the above hashtag

    The site also asks supporters to buy a pizza for a friend or neighbor who is struggling financially.  

    If the Chick-Fil-A precedent has taught us anything, Papa Johns had better be ready for an onslaught of orders this Friday. Let’s hope it teaches fans of Obamacare an important lesson; there’s no such thing as a free pizza- or free healthcare. 

    11 comments
    Candy VanHoak
    09/06/2013

    I'm hard working Mom....There are no jobs in my area so I do yard work and clean houses to make my bills. I think everyone is really missing the whole picture here...This is the start of Socialism and or Dictatorship. This is suppose to be a FREE COUNTRY. You want Socialism go to Canada and Dictatorship go to China or Mexico along with all our jobs.

    Kalima Zhao
    11/27/2012

    how about the truth of what John said straight from the horses mouth... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-h-schnatter/papa-johns-obamacare_b_21...

    Larry Brown
    11/21/2012

    I don't think there is anything wrong with employees having health insurance. I would have more sympathy for him if the cost was high but $0.15 per pizza does not seem unreasonable. The one item of the O administration I support is the health initiative.

    LILPLUTO
    11/17/2012

    The boat every one is missing is this. President Obama's agenda will put some financial burden on the larger corporations however they will survive. What is not going to survive is a lot of small businesses and Small Businesses are the back bone of our country. Obama is crushing the Small Business person aka the one who is living the American dream.
    Jill Baker, I completely agree. Every President our country has had we have had the right to disagree with without being an outcast. I work with a black guy that him and I get along and sometimes we disagree however neither he or I have called each other racists. I was born and raised in the USA son of immigrants that came here legally and never received a hand out and are proud Americans because of that. BTW they are disgusted with the new immigration policies. Anyway, I have never in my life seen so much separation of races until Obama came into the picture. He created this monster. He has almost if not reversed all that the great man Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died for. Our country's morale is on the floor and we are not a united country. Obama is America's nightmare. The funny thing is that he ran as a democrat but he is in all reality a socialist. Believe me I have witnessed politicians joining parties because they know that only Democrats and Republicans have the power to win. I am from Florida and have one name to say Charlie Crist. The human Flip Flop

    Sam Spadafore
    11/15/2012

    OK NOW, LESS HOURS FOR THE WORKER.....AND WITH THE HIGHER PRICES.....THERE WILL BE LESS TIPS FOR THE WORKERS TOO......CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA....YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED.....MORE PEOPLE LOOKING FOR A HANDOUT.......

    ncrowl1
    11/16/2012

    You go, Papa John! I'm with you all the way. It is time for real US patriots to do what it takes to get this darkness of evil out of our lives! If it is difficult, then so be it. I will stop using whatever Medicare this person has left us seniors, if it will help get rid of him and his cronies of Fascism!

    Rita Overbey
    11/15/2012

    I stand with Papa John's decision. Everyone should know that the extra taxes that Companies have to pay, will just be passed down to the consumer I believe after 6 mos of this Regime, the people who voted for the O administration, will wonder what has happened!!!! I know our Country will go through some pain, but everything will work for the Good. We Cannot and Will Not Give Up!!! We are Americans, and we live in the Greatest Country on this Planet!!!!!!!

    Sam Spadafore
    11/15/2012

    MY NOT VOTING FOR OBAMA WAS NOT BECAUSE HE IS BLACK.....MY REASON FOR NOT VOTING FOR HIM IS BECAUSE HE IS OBAMA.....

    Jill Baker
    11/15/2012

    I am so tired of everyone who disagrees with Obama being called racist! The color of a person's skin has nothing to do with anything. People don't like the fact that we are being fined because we can't afford health care. Totally aside from the fact that the country can't afford to pay for Obamacare, it will take months to get in to see the doctor. If your kid is sick, you will have no choice but to go to the ER, then it will cost 2,000 - 5000, instead of the 80 it costs now to go to see your family doctor. My kid has type 1 diabetes, I need to be able to get him in if he's sick.

    Dreama Whatley
    11/15/2012

    I've told people before, each time there is a tax increase or a raise in 'minimum wage' we the consumer pay for it. Companies have to raise their prices to pay for these increases. I'm standing behind Papa John's. Can't order pizza though. I'm too broke!

    Ronald Jackson
    11/15/2012

    I Stand with Papa John's Decision and will stand against Obama Care at least he is telling every one the reason for the increase in prices the big business people will never tell you that is why they have increased their prices so much. The small business and restaurants will just not hire full time employees cutting their hours and pay back creating more hard ship on people because of Obama.