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  •  Excellent essay. This is reason why Papa John's (1+ / 0-)
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    stupidity will fail.  Papa John's cuts back hours to punish his workers for ObamaCare.  Problem is that fewerr employees produce fewer pizzas, customers have to wait longer to get their pizza, or in some cases can't even reach you because you don't have enough employees covering the phone.  Thus, customers faced with longer waits for Papa John's or unable to reach his pizza place will seek out someone else, who will send them pizzas that will arrive faster, and in Papa John's case, probably taste better.  He suffers from the same hubris as Billo, the belief that he and his product are not replaceable, that some pizza entrepreneur will not be willing to pay their employees healthcare and make good pizzas.

    Let's see how long it lasts.

    The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - FDR. Obama Nation. -6.13 -6.15

    by ecostar on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:33:36 AM PST

    •  Well, my demand will be lower (0+ / 0-)

      What is it about running a chain of pizza restaurants that pushes people to economic lunacy?  

      Pizza is one thing where lots of local and franchise vendors are still viable alternatives.

      •  It's not just pizza. Applbees restaurants are (1+ / 0-)
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        replaceable, Billo is replaceable.  Everyone is replaceable.  The world doesn't fall apart b/c someone decides to make fewer pizzas rather than raise their prices 15 cents to cover the cost of his employees healthcare.  It's simply a moronic power play.

        The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - FDR. Obama Nation. -6.13 -6.15

        by ecostar on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 07:47:17 AM PST

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      •  Viable and better where I live n/t (0+ / 0-)

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