Papa John Schnatter — he of the mansion estate with a 22-car elevator garage, and the company giving away 2 million free bland pizzas — announced that he will be cutting back the hours of his workers so that he can avoid giving them health care under the dreaded Affordable Care Act. Swell guy.
His WATB/Scrooge comments have once again opened the mockery floodgates, including the Grade A exhibit below by Jon Stewart on Tuesday:
But don’t worry, Papa. Coming to your rescue is the same tri-cornered hat brigade that protected the gay-hating chicken of Chick-fil-A. Freedomworks, fresh off of the Tea Party PAC’s huge defeats in last week’s election, has declared tomorrow
Let Them Eat Cake in the ER Papa John’s Appreciation Day:
Conservatives are standing with Schattner, fighting back as they did with Chick-Fil-A, by organizing a Papa John’s Appreciation Day. The official National Papa John’s Appreciation Day Facebook page now has more than 15,000 members pledging to support Papa John’s this Friday, November 16th. The effort was begun by Reboot USA and asks supporters to do 4 things:
-Like Papa John’s on Facebook
-Change your Facebook avatar to the Papa John’s logo on Friday
-Have a pizza on Friday! Take a picture of yourself and share on Facebook, as well as on Twitter with #IStandWithPapaJohns
-If there is not a Papa John’s near you, simply tweet your support with the above hashtag
The site also asks supporters to buy a pizza for a friend or neighbor who is struggling financially.
If the Chick-Fil-A precedent has taught us anything, Papa Johns had better be ready for an onslaught of orders this Friday. Let’s hope it teaches fans of Obamacare an important lesson; there’s no such thing as a free pizza- or free healthcare.
The overworked part-time employees will be swamped, giving away pizzas to uninsured Republicans, who will then visit the ER and go into debt for their publicly-financed health care services. America the beautiful, amarite?
Whatever you do, don’t remind conservatives that Schnatter’s entire argument about Obamacare is a lie: