Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Hmmm, following regulations isn't your strong suit

Some attention has been paid to this declaration of pizza assembler and manufacturer -- and like so many in his industry arch-conservative -- John Schnatter:
Papa John's CEO John Schnatter says that Obamacare will result in a $0.11 to $0.14 price increase per pizza, or $0.15 to $0.20 cents per order, Pizza Marketplace, a trade publication, reports
Oh poor you  -- and your soon to be slightly less unfortunate employees.
Imagine, Mr. Schnatter how much you would have to pretend you had to raise prices if you followed the law across the board?
In mid-September, 2011, a federal court in Missouri granted conditional class certification in a lawsuit brought on behalf of all delivery drivers who have been employed by Papa John's Pizza in the past three years. The suit alleges that Papa John's did not pay its delivery drivers in accordance with federal and state minimum wage laws.
But then again, these folks had nothing to do with your success in your mind, or Mitt Romney's -- so why should they get paid like they are supposed to or health care coverage?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

He just wants a free ride at the expense of the government and people who follow the rules. Being responsible costs too much? Smells Republican to me.

Montag said...

So, an 11-14 cent increase in costs means a 15-20 cent increase in prices.

So, this weasel is saying that he's determined to make an additional profit on passing on the costs.

I wonder if he learned that trick from Ayn Rand.

WallytheWineGuy said...

Montag- that is how one figures a final price on anything for sale. Costs (including raw materials, overhead, labor associated costs including employee benefits, etc) plus a certain percentage markup = the price of the item. Cheese or insurance or rent goes up > pizza. costs more.

WallytheWineGuy said...

John Schmatter is a dick for trying to gain an advantage over his competitors by cutting labor costs thereby increasing his market share and profits at the expense of his employees. A good business works for everyone involved- owner, emplyes

WallytheWineGuy said...

Damn this iPhone.
It works for all involved- including employees, suppliers and the taxpayers who pay for the infrastructure that allows the business to function.

pansypoo said...

buy local.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much from each pizza goes to cover his health insurance.