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Delicious Free Speech: Papa John's Comes Out Against ObamaCare

By Ron Meyer | August 8, 2012 | 4:03pm EDT

I ate Chick-fil-A today for lunch, and I'm ordering Papa John's tonight for dinner.

If any more companies use their free speech to oppose the Obama administration's proposals, I'm going to look like the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Politico reported that Papa John's CEO and founder John Schnatter opposes ObamaCare because it will cost his company "11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis," more to make a pizza--a cost which will be passed to the consumer with higher pizza prices.

Schnatter said, "We're not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry," and continued, "If Obamacare is in fact not repealed, we will find tactics to shallow out any Obamacare costs and core strategies to pass that cost onto consumers in order to protect our shareholders best interests."

Pizza businesses aren't alone. Corporations across the spectrum--including colleges--have said they will have to raise prices to facilitate ObamaCare. Higher prices mean unhappy customers, higher costs, and less jobs.

America needs to stand with and support businesses who are brave enough to speak the truth about these costs.

I'm eating tonight at Papa John's. Are you?

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