Turf houses in Iceland
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Now on your restaurant bill: Obamacare fee
I’m fine with this. If it means said place is complying with the ACA instead of trying to get around it by kicking their employees on to the exchanges via cutting hours to part-time, great. Here’s two dimes.
Twenty cents for a bill of over $20. So that employees get health insurance. This is a fucking ADVERTISEMENT for Obamacare.
DO YOU FUCKING REALIZE THAT THE SALES TAX WITH THE OBAMACARE TAX IS ONLY 8%???!
I LIVE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, AND OUR TAXES ARE 12%AND WE GLADLY PAY THAT
IF YOU’RE HAVING A WHINY LITTLE FIT OVER 8%, GROW UP
The sales tax in NZ is 15% and I pay it joyfully so that hospital care is free.
1. Gator Dockside Restaurants really have no reason to be charging people for the ACA because the mandate requiring employers to cover it’s employees insurance does not begin until 2015. And most likely, their employees will be able to get insurance on their own had the Florida governor expanded medicaid and worked with the Federal government in getting most uninsured Florida residents signed up for the ACA. Obama’s administration is gladly offering to give people money to get insurance and businesses like Gator Dockside Restaurants are working with republican politicians to undermine those inexpensive initiatives.
2. Nevertheless, even if the Obama Administration was not giving out money to uninsured Americans to purchase insurance, and the mandate requiring employers to insure their workers kicked in this year, it still would not explain the 20 cents surcharge. Last year, Gator’s Dockside Restaurants, generated $1.4 billion in revenue and it will only cost $500,000 to cover all their employees insurance. The restaurant chain also currently has no "OSHA surcharge for the cost of meeting employee safety requirements" and no "health department surcharge for being required to properly refrigerate raw meat" which means that all this is just a political statement by millionaires at the expense of middle class and working poor Americans.
With that being said, like others mentioned in the commentary, this surcharge might even be a subconscious Obamacare ad because paying 20 cents extra so people can have health insurance, a human necessity, is a far cry from the “skyrocketing costs of obamacare” Republican talking point.
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I wish every picture of my friends was of them eating corn. I’d call them my Barbecrew.
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Outfit and Tara appreciation.