Papa John’s Pizza CEO Cuts Employees’ Hours Because of Obamacare?

Papa John CEO John Schnatter is cutting the hours of his employees saying that Obamacare costs him too much.

Many employers threatened to cut jobs if President Obama won again.  Some even replaced their threats with action by following through.

Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter, told his employees that he would start cutting their hours because Obama care costs his franchise too much money to provide health care coverage to all their employees that work over 30 hours.  Those employees are insured by the company and by cutting their hours, Papa John’s no longer have to insure them under what he is calling a pricier plan, according to the Huffington Post. Schnatter said:

“I got in a bunch of trouble for this,” he said, referring to the comments he made in August, according to Naples News. “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.”

He had the nerve to mention in the next breath that  “the good news is 100 percent of the population is going to have health insurance.” Oh, you mean, the part of the 100 percent that used to have full-time hours at Papa John’s?

It doesn’t seem like a good move on behalf of a business owner to make these kind of remarks and let the country know that you’re making movies to underemploy their children.  What a shame.  I used to like that Papa John’s.  sigh.

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-J.C. Brooks

13 thoughts on “Papa John’s Pizza CEO Cuts Employees’ Hours Because of Obamacare?”

  1. I stopped patronizing papa johns pizza back in 2007, I lived 5 minutes away from their new location and I was told my 5 minute away address was
    not on their delivery route.

  2. And he’s CEO WHY???? He has now reduced his profits by admitting this because many will now no longer patronize his business.

  3. If he’d stopped giving away 2 million free pizzas in his commercials, he wouldn’t have to lay people off.

  4. Wow. Nice fraudulent op-ed piece. liar.

    Most of the Papa Johns are FRANCHISED. How is it that he’ll personally cut hours?

    The franchise owners will have to make the decision whether to cut hours per person below 30 or pay for Obamacare. It doesn’t make business sense for them to keep FT help, since they’ll cost more.

  5. Lets start a nationwide boycott. Another fallout, from Obama reelection the bigots can’t handle it.

  6. We have been that Obama Care would cost job.
    Why the supprise?
    A vote for Obama was a vote for Obama care and job cuts.

  7. Obama care is a extra burden on the business owners.
    Put extra taxes on the rich business owners and they
    will layoff employees to save money.
    Wake up America.

  8. hey geniuses,

    this isn’t hard. obamacare is going to cost business owners money either in the form of added costs to insure their employees to the standard that obamacare requires or in the form of fines for failing to do so. buisinesses aren’t created in order to lose the owners’ money, they’re created to make the owners money. who here doesn’t understand that simple concept? when the owners make money, it helps them expand and grow their business which in turn allows them to hire more people. when the owners lose money, it causes the business to either raise their prices on their goods and services and/or cut costs and such as reducing employee hours or reducing staff numbers. if you voted for obama and now find your hours being reduced or your small business employer has laid you off, you essentially voted for it. elections have consequences people. maybe you’ll think about who you cast your vote for a little harder when 2016 rolls around instead of just going with the guy that the TV tells you is cool.

  9. Any business owner (myself included) knows that insurance prices are going up, and they are not just going up a little bit. We have to cover the costs or limit our insurance coverage somehow. I would assume that many consumers out there have not done any research on the price of ObamaCare premiums. If your family is not covered by your business, you might want to get an estimate for the cost of your family. Also, hope you get full government coverage or at least the maximum tax break.

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