Here we go: the rapid response brigades are launching their acts of repudiation. Gee, sounds familiar. Where else have we seen these tactics employed?
Question of the day: if anyone deemed “morally reprehensible” deserves to be boycotted, shouldn’t Castrolandia be at the top of the list? Correct answer: Of course not, fool… that would mean an end to the duplicitous elasticity of liberal ethics!
Calls to boycott Applebee’s after CEO threatens hiring freeze and layoffs over Obamacare
By JOHN CLARKE
11 November 2012
Move over Chick-fil-A, fast food is getting political again.
Papa John’s came under fire this week when CEO John Schnatter floated a plan to cut worker hours to reduce spiking employee health care costs under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
Now, Applebee’s is being boycotted after a major New York area Applebee’s franchise owner Zane Tankel threatened a hiring freeze and possible layoffs as a result of the president’s healthcare plan.
Twitter immediately erupted with calls for a boycott.
‘So far I’ve seen Papa John’s and Applebees threatening to fire people since their choice didn’t win the election. Disgusting on either side,’ read one tweet.
‘BOYCOTT APPLEBEES NOW,’ read another. ‘Add @Applebees to the list of unpatriotic businesses who are firing people because Barack Obama won,’ tweeted another.
The Twitter uproar is in response to a Fox News interview Thursday with Zane Tankel, chairman and CEO of Apple-Metro, which owns 40 New York-area Applebee’s restaurants.
“We’ve calculated it will [cost] some millions of dollars across our system. So what does that say — that says we won’t build more restaurants. We won’t hire more people,” Tankel said.
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