A family owned Brooklyn pizzeria has added a disclosure to its menu that will do more to improve America’s political health than all the annoying and depressing calorie notices ever printed.
Franny’s restaurant has posted on the web exactly how much she’s been forced to raise prices after Obamacare was jammed down America’s throat.
In this instance the New York Daily News informs us that Francine Stephens has been forced to jack up the total of all her customer’s checks by an additional 3 percent.
In pizza dollars the increase means the cost of her basic offering goes up by $2.00 from $18.00 to $20.00.
Many of us initially feared the price increase would be two bucks per bite, but so far Franny is holding the line at two bucks a pie.
Obamacare, which was supposed to be an unalloyed blessing to the universe and only affect unscrupulous corporations that crush their employees like bugs, has had a devastating impact on the restaurant’s bottom line.
Since she employs more than 50 full-time workers scattered over three businesses — making her much smaller than General Motors, but larger than a lunch wagon — Stephens must provide health insurance for her employees or pay a fine of $2,000 each.
The total cost of “affordable healthcare” for this entrepreneur is approximately $200,000 and she explains, “This is a cost that we cannot absorb without going out of business. We’re quite sensitive to raising prices too much so we wanted to offer transparency.”
If only the federal government thought the same way.
What a difference it would make to discussions of government spending and program expansion if there were a line item on everyone’s pay stub explaining exactly how much of their withholding tax went to fund the “legacies” of elected officials.
The Daily News has found two other restaurants that have added Obamacare surcharges to checks. The list includes Gator’s Dockside in Florida that boosted the bill by 1 percent and Republique in Los Angeles that topped the tally by 3 percent.
The reporter, who evidently doesn’t eat much in pizzerias, believes customers “can’t afford $19 for a plate of fried polenta with brussels sprouts and chestnuts.”
While I can’t imagine ordering the dish. Still, Stephens is very concerned about the effect of the increase, "On a realistic level, I think a number of our guests will not be able to come as much."
Proving that in spite of what Democrats and the rest of the left would have you believe there is no free lunch or free pizza for that matter.
Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan. He is president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation and chairman of the League of American Voters. Mike is an in-demand speaker with Premiere. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.