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View Diary: Suck it, Papa John's: 54% of voters would pay more for restaurant meals to insure workers (54 comments)

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  •  May depend on the question (4+ / 0-)

    If the pollster was asking about restaurants in general, then the question probably didn't give a price range.

    The real extra cost for a pizza would really be about five cents more, but even fifteen cents sounds pretty low. How much more would it be for some other kind of meal?

    If the pollster asked--would you pay more?--some people will envision much more, another $2 or $5 or something, especially in light of the negative advertising about Obamacare.

    I think any sane person would readily agree to pay another five cents or fifteen cents for a pizza. How many people buy whole pizzas often enough to make a dime or a nickel a big issue?

    •  Exactly. Didn't give a range. (1+ / 0-)
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      I bet if you asked "would you pay 5 cents more for a pizza" a lot more people would answer yes. This is just "price increase" and I'm sure most people weren't thinking in terms of less than, say, $1 a meal, and maybe substantially more.

      •  The interesting question is (0+ / 0-)

        Would you pay 5 cents more per pizza to pay for health care? Or would you pay 25 cents more per pizza to pay 5 cents for health care and 20 cents to pay for "Pappa" John's new mansion and yacht? Because that was Pappa John's stated plan: To raise his prices by far more than necessary and blame it all on Obama so he could increase his personal profits and only incidentally cover the provisions of the law.

        Funny thing is, if the price of wheat goes up, Pappa John doesn't rail against the farmers and try to get everyone to hate on them for raising prices. He just adjusts his prices as the market dictates. Which may mean he takes a profits hit because his customers won't pay a penny more. That's capitalism: Sometimes your costs go up, sometimes you can't raise prices so you take the hit if you want to stay in business.

        But when it comes to being a decent human being, Papa John fails utterly. His employees aren't "associates" or "partners" as conservative double think marketers want you to believe. He sees workers as an unworthy drag on his personal fortune and he looks for every way possible to make them miserable so he can prosper. That's the conservative way: Always kick down to increase suffering for the greatest number, and take, take, take for yourself. And lie about it. Lie and take, lie and take.

    •  It's irrelevant in a way. (0+ / 0-)

      46% wouldn't even commit to hypothetically helping workers have health insurance?

      Money doesn't talk it swears.

      by Coss on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:06:48 PM PST

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      •  I think committing to the hypothetical is actually (0+ / 0-)

        more difficult than the actual. The hypothetical is about ideals. The real is 5 cents for actual people, and more people would commit in more concrete terms and settings, I'd think.

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