National Journalism Center intern Laura Byrne examined in a recent Daily Caller story how Obamacare has forced one Florida business owner to pass its costs on in a tough economy.
Inset: Young America's Foundation compiled the Youth Misery Index to
show how liberal economic policies have harmed young adults. Many
experts agree that Obamacare implementation will only worsen the plight
of struggling young people
And to dispel any illusions about
why costs have gone up, John Metz, owner of the Hurricane Wings and
Grill franchise, explained:
he plans to charge his customers a five-percent surcharge
and decrease his employees’ hours to offset the costs of Obamacare on
“If I leave the prices
the same, but, say on the menu that there is a five-percent surcharge
for Obamacare, customers have two choices. They can either pay it, and
tip 15 or 20 percent, or if they really feel so inclined, they can
reduce the amount of tip they give to the server, who is the primary
beneficiary of Obamacare,”
Many conservatives have
thoroughly explained the overwhelming costs of Obamacare on the economy
and the people. Few have explained how it will drive up prices and
reduce opportunities, particularly for hard working young people trying
to get ahead.
Laura Byrne's story adds to the narrative of the growing malaise of Obamacare.