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Stephen Kruiser


October 15, 2013 - 9:10 pm

The hits keep coming

The CEO of a major American fast-food corporation says President Obama was “wrong” when he claimed that the costs of ObamaCare are not hurting job creation in the U.S.

Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants Inc. which is the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, told Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File,” that his company and others will choose to hire part-time employees instead of full-time employees because of increased costs from the health care law.

He said in the six months in 2013 before the Obama administration delayed the employer mandate, which requires companies with over 50 full-time employees to provide health coverage to all full-time employees, employers were already reducing worker hours to prepare for the law.

“It’s very simple if you increase the cost of something businesses will use less of it,” Puzder said. “If you decrease the cost they will use more of it. So if you increase the cost of full time employment, there will be less full time employees. If you decrease the cost of part time employment, you’ll have more part time employment.”

Yes, it is very simple to understand that. Unless you’re a man who has never worked in the private sector in his life.

And is in charge of the world’s largest economy.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Yes, but they can spin this as the fault of the corporations involved. Mr. Puzder is an evil bastard who won't open any more stores in California, where he's headquartered, because it's "too expensive." You should read that as he's cheap, and insistent on chiseling every penny out of his employees. If he was ethical, his company wouldn't have any financial troubles, but their employees would have full benefits.

Then again, In-N-Out reputedly *does* overpay their employees compared with Carl's, and makes a ton of money, mostly through customer loyalty and how good their food is. Thing is, all of this ought to be the choice of the corporations and consumers, not the government...
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Of course he understands.
It's not a bug, it's a feature.
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