The Columbus-based family owned restaurant chain – known for serving small square hamburgers called “sliders” – says a single provision in the bill will eat up roughly 55 percent of its yearly net income after 2014.
Starting that year, the bill levies a $3,000-per-employee penalty on companies whose workers pay more than 9.5 percent of household income in premiums for company-provided insurance.
White Castle, which currently provides insurance to all of its full-time workers and picks up 70 to 89 percent of their premium costs, believes it will likely end up paying those penalties. The financial hit will make it hard for the company to maintain its 421 restaurants, let alone create new jobs, says company spokesman Jamie Richardson. White Castle employs more than 10,000 people nationwide, and more than 1,200 in Ohio.
Leave my sliders alone, assholes. I'll stop eating them after I have a deadly heart attack caused by grease consumption. And you know what? I'LL HAVE DIED HAPPY!!!
And stop trying to kill jobs! Especially for a company that picks up SO MUCH of the cost of their worker's insurance; aren't you leftists supposed to CARE about the working class?
Yeah, right. The all-knowing Nanny State will make us thin one way or another... Whether it means getting rid of sliders, or that we will be unemployed and therefore unable to buy any food.