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Jessica Lipscomb | Pappa John’s will cut worker hours due to Obamacare

A day after Barack Obama earned a second term in the White House, Papa John’s  founder and CEO John  Schnatter said the president’s signature  health-care reform law would increase his business costs and possibly result in  employees’ hours being cut.

Schnatter, a part-time Naples resident, made the comments Wednesday night  inside a small auditorium at Edison State College’s Collier County campus. In  August, he made national headlines after telling shareholders the Affordable  Care Act — commonly known as Obamacare — would result in a 10- to 14-cent  increase for customers buying a pizza.

"I got in a bunch of trouble for this," he told the students. "That’s what  you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don’t think people know what  they’re going to pay for this."

Schnatter, a Mitt Romney supporter and fundraiser, said he was not "pro or  against" the reform law but likened the government’s involvement in health care  to its operation of the U.S. Postal Service, saying "the worst entity in the  world for running the thing is the government."


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