Obama Care Haters

McDonald’s
Peter Bensen, McDonald’s chief financial officer, said on a conference call last year that Obamacare will cost the company and its franchisees $140 million to $420 million per year.

Papa John’s
John Schnatter, CEO of Papa John’s, said in August that Obamacare will cost the company $0.11 to $0.14 per pizza. But he has maintained that Papa John’s offers and will continue to offer health insurance to all of its employees.
Whole Foods
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, told NPR in January that Obamacare is “like fascism.” He then told HuffPost Live that he regretted making that comparison.
Cheesecake Factory
David Overton, CEO of the Cheesecake Factory, told CBS in December that Obamacare “will be very costly” and “most people will have to [raise prices] or cheapen their product” in response.
Dina Barmasse-Gray, the Cheesecake Factory’s senior vice president of human resources, said in a statement to The Huffington Post: “We have the highest regard for the wellbeing of our staff members, and have offered health insurance to our staff members who work at least 25 hours per week for many years.  Because of our long history of providing health benefits, and based on our current analysis of the new requirements, we do not believe the Affordable Health Care Act will have a material impact on us.”
Boeing
Boeing lobbied unsuccessfully against a new Obamacare fee, according to the Wall Street Journal. And it is generally concerned about Obamacare’s costs.
“Boeing agrees with the intent of the Affordability Care Act – to provide increased access to coverage, to improve quality, and in the long run, to help manage the overall cost of the health care system,” Boeing spokesman Joseph Tedino said in a statement provided to The Huffington Post in March. “However, while the details and implications of the ACA continue to emerge, the net financial impact to Boeing since the inception of law and for the foreseeable future is negative.”
CKE (Owner Of Hardee’s)
Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE, told Bloomberg Businessweek last year that he plans to respond to Obamacare by selling cheaper meats and hiring more part-time workers. He also told Newsmax he plans to build fewer restaurants in response.
Jimmy John’s
Jimmy John’s CEO Jimmy John Liautaud told Fox News last year that he plans to cut his workers’ hours in order to avoid having to offer them health insurance under Obamacare. “We have to bring them down to 28 hours [per week],” he said. “There’s no other way we can survive it.”
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