Tag Archives: obamacare

Clueless proposal on older workers

Bad few days for my personal/family economic outlook. And not just me personally–while all the happy people are crowing about how well the economy has come back, I’ve been hit with one story of personal crisis after another. A friend forced out of his job due to injury; another friend given notice from a place she’s […]

Cheap gas and economic collapse

  I was hoping to keep this short when I started writing it back in early December, but (to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson), “things are in the saddle and ride mankind.”  Oil prices have fallen off a cliff in recent weeks, declining some 45%. It has been a good time for motorists–and for the peak […]

Impeach Obama? The truckers protest

If you haven’t been paying attention, a group of disgruntled truckers are planning to invade our shuttered capitol  on Friday and promise to disrupt all truck-bound transport this coming weekend. They are protesting to demand… something. Well actually, that’s unfair. They’ve laid out what they want and what they’re upset about. Courtesy of their web […]

How to stop the Empire–the Government Shutdown edition

Yesterday the Republicrats managed to shut down the government. While I’d agree with many of my friends that this piece of political theatre is largely the province of the GOP and the Tea Party, there’s more than a bit of blame going for the Dems. Some thoughts: 1. I tour a play about a priest […]

Calling out Hobby Lobby!

So David Green, the CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby published a notice last month announcing that we would rather put himself out of business than comply with the mandates of the ACA (‘Obamacare’) that involve birth control. You can read the entirety of his comments here.  The relevant passage: A new government healthcare mandate […]

Healthcare and Hostage Capitalism

I’ve written here about my dad and alluded to some of his pet peeves. Dad was something of a moocher in life, and when he had to pay for things, he got… intense. And one of the things that made him crazy was price gouging. He had a point–if you go to a ball game […]

Papa Johns reputation takes a hit over Obamacare

Per this article in Huffington Post, the Papa Johns Pizza franchises are taking a big hit in public approval over CEO John Schnatter’s public comments about how he planned to circumvent Obamacare mandates. This follows the walkback Denny’s CEO did after John Metz, a franchise owner in Florida, went ballistic over covering his employees for healthcare […]