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Papa John's CEO says employees may lose hours to pay for Obamacare
John Schnatter says Obamacare will increase price of pizza 10-14 cents.
Actually, it's 3.4-4.6 cents, according to Forbes
Papa John's Facing $250 Million Text Message Spam Lawsuit

Koch-funded FreedomWorks:
Stand with Papa John's
(screw the workers)

January, 2014: John Schnatter joins Koch plutocrats at secret meeting of big-money political contributors. Schnatter was reportedly a "VIP Contributor" (think "BIG bucks). You can never own too many politicians (mostly Republican politicians). If Schnatter can't afford to pay for employees' health care but can make big-money contributions to the Kochs, something is wrong with this picture. The story is at Mother Jones.
(Thanks, J, for the info)

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Utah Papa John's sued by EEOC for firing Downs Syndrome employee
An independently employed job coach helped the employee fold boxes. According to the lawsuit, when an operating partner dropped by the store and saw the man working with his coach, he allegedly told the Papa John’s to fire him. The story

Politics with your pizza?

John Schnatter: You can keep your politics AND you can keep your pizza. We want neither.

Comment from a visitor to this site:
"Don't forget what PJ did to their drivers, that is take them from minimum wage to $4.00 per hour while they are on the road."
                           Here's a related complaint by a delivery driver.

"Papa John" is living large in his $600 million castle!

Papa John's Castle

John Schnatter’s 40,000 square foot castle is located in a wealthy country club suburb of Louisville, Kentucky. The property is spread out over a 16 acre estate and as Romney mentioned, features several swimming pools, a private lake and a golf course. The guest house alone is 6000 square feet and is valued at over $7 million according to! Another interesting feature is the 22 car multi-level underground garage which has its very own “valet office”, car wash and a gigantic motorized turn table-driveway to help park stretch limousines. (

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In The News:

Papa John's Stores to Pay $500,000 Wage Theft Settlement
"At a certain point you see a pattern and start to think maybe the parent company has something to do with it."

Papa John’s to Settle Claims it Underpaid Delivery Drivers
Papa John’s International says it has agreed to pay $12.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of underpaying mileage reimbursements to its pizza delivery drivers in six states.

Papa John's Franchisee Ordered To Pay $2.12 Million For Wage Theft Violations
wage theft violat ions to over 400 delivery workers

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sues Papa John's franchise for chiseling workers on wages

John Schnatter teams up with the Koch brothers to give money to Louisville University to establish another Kochonomics propaganda mill to pollute young minds. Read more

There has been much controversy over the Kochs' "donations" to a number of universities to fund "free market" economics courses or economic stink tanks. It has been reported that these "donations" are sometimes made with strings attached. E.g., allowing the Kochs to choose the professors who teach the courses.

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Re/Max: Sells stolen land to others
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(From the video description) Every Chick-fil-A sandwich is filled with horrific animal abuse. A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at multiple Chick-fil-A suppliers reveals baby birds being violently slammed into transport crates and having their legs and wings broken before being electrocuted and then scalded alive. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES


More abuse of chickens, from Perdue Farms:

The story



Amazon treats its employees like shit - why would you buy from a company like this?

Amazon: Uses monoplistic practices and screws authors

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Sponsors supporting Rush Limbaugh

The solution?

Single-payer health insurance.

Depending on employers for health care is nuts!

It began during World War II when wages were frozen to keep employers from bidding against each other for scarce civilian workers. Back then, it was a relatively minor expense. But with the dramatic increase in health care costs, it has become a huge weight around businesses' neck.

The problem?

Obamacare is part of the problem. It doesn't address costs and does precious little to improve the health care system. It's a recycled Republican plan.

The Republicans, who have consistenly opposed single-payer health care are part of the problem. One reason: They distrust government.

Another reason: Capitalism--"capitalists" (predominately Republicans) WANT private companies to skim 20% off of all health insurance revenue.

Then there are the Plutocrats, the 1%, like the Koch brothers, their puppet groups like "Americans For Prosperity" (which should be called "Americans For Plutocrats"), and other right-wing groups they fund, which have spent tens of millions opposing health care reform.

Let's not forget the lobbyists of health insurance corporations, who fight single-payer. Ironic that part of what is paid for health care is ultimately spent to oppose health care reform?

The AMA has played a major role in opposing single-payer. Doctors like to get rich.

Republicans, and their working-class supporters, need to wake up to the reality that our health care system is seriously broken and will only get worse.

The future:

Businesses who are now cutting workers' hours are the canary in the coal mine. Expect to see more of it.

Republicans were giddy in 2010, when extreme right-wing politicians who opposed health care reform were elected. The public's rejection of Republican philosophy in 2012 indicated people are getting fed up with Republican policies which favor big business and the rich.

If you are among those whose hours get cut back, or if you're tired of seeing health care for the working class eroding, remember there will be another election in 2016. Vote out the health-care obstructionists.

In addition to boycotting places like Papa John's, we need to get businesses out of the health care system.

We need single-payer health coverage.


Read more about the history of health care reform (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Comparison of International Health Care Systems (PBS)


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Animal Cruelty

Supplier for pizza chains, including Papa Johns, caught abusing cows whose milk is used to make cheese for the pizza makers.

Website: Slice of Cruelty (contains video shown below - GRAPHIC)

Pizza chains like Papa Johns should demand their suppliers not engage in animal cruelty. It's not that difficult.

I Hate Liberals
Comments/complaints received from visitors to this site who either (a) hate liberals, (b) believe the "capitalism" propaganda, (c) watch too much Faux News, (d) own a snake flag or (e) all of the above:
- Here's a comment from a guy who supports the plutocrats:
"You liberal idiots have your heads so far up your asses that your hemorrhoids will bleed profusely if you ever try to take them out."
- "America was built on capitalization, liberal ass munchers", etc.

Non-Frothing Visitor Comments
and Papa John's in the news

  New York state's attorney general sued the owners of five Papa John's pizza restaurants in Manhattan on Thursday for about $2 million over claims that they had underpaid 400 delivery workers and shaved hours from their paychecks.
- What Papa John's doesn't want you to know about their food
- While making a Papa John pizza delivery in Denver Colorado, a driver's car was stolen.  When management was asked what policy and procedure Papa Johns, has in place for such matters.  The answer was, none!  Not their problem!  Call risk services.
- Low-wage, high risk:
Papa John's delivery person reportedly shot, carjacked
- Papa John's pays $16.5 million to settle phone spam complaints

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