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ObamaCare Results in 5 Percent Surcharge at Denny’s and Dairy Queen

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 15, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In The Point | 11 Comments

Taxes don’t have to be direct. They don’t have to come in the mail. They can be indirect. Like ObamaCare which is chock full of those indirect tax hikes.

Financial fallout from Obamacare will spur dozens of eateries in South Florida to tack a five-percent surcharge onto all meals, one restaurant mogul says.

John Metz — who runs 40 Denny’s and Dairy Queens and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise — says his business will be hit hard by the January 2014 start of President Barack Obama’s healthcare mandate.

When patrons see they have to cough up a five-percent surcharge, one possibility is they could end up reducing the amount of the tip they leave for their server.

In addition, Metz will reduce the hours of his employees. “I think it’s a terrible thing. It’s ridiculous that the maximum hours we can give people is 28 hours a week instead of 40,’’ the West Palm Beach businessman said. “It’s going to force my employees to go out and get a second job.’’

Welcome to ObamaCare. To afford it, you’ll need to work two part time jobs and good luck finding them.


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