Dr. J is en fuego with his contributions today. It should be noted that this post arrived in my email box at 10am EDT today:
Dear GorT,Not long after ObamaCare was signed into law, a cavalcade of corporations including McDonalds requested waivers. These companies offered affordable, albeit not comprehensive, health insurance plans that their employees participated in. These affordable plans were to be made extinct by the health care law, resulting in companies, such as McDonalds, moving away from offering health insurance to its employees and choosing the penalty (aka the ‘not-a-tax’) as it would be less expensive than the approved plans.The Chicken McNuggets, to paraphrase the Reverend Wright, have come home to roost for ObamaCare. The legion of unemployed have flocked to McDonalds this week in hopes of obtaining one of 50,000 jobs being offered.Dr. J seriously doubts that that many jobs would be offered if McDonalds was not granted the waiver. Alternatively they would have offered jobs that did not offer health insurance. Either way, it is clear that being exempted from the strictures of ObamaCare would help to unchain the economy from the shackles of recession.Perhaps this example can lend to the chorus of reasons why repeal of ObamaCare is critical to economic recovery.Best,Dr. J.Royal Surgeon to the Gormogons
Finally, this isn’t going to be a solution in the future. There is no reason why McDonald’s can’t cut 20-30% of its workforce and go with a self-checkout kiosk model.