CiCi’s Pizza franchise owner: I had to sell my business because of ObamaCare

A very successful CiCi’s Pizza franchise owner says he had to sell his top performing pizza restaurants because he couldn’t afford the $221K in penalties that ObamaCare was going to impose on him.


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35 thoughts on “CiCi’s Pizza franchise owner: I had to sell my business because of ObamaCare

  1. Obamacare is doing exactly what the leftists want it to do : destroy small business.
    Republicans are still naive enough to think this is not what leftists want.  Obamacare is indeed doing exactly what its creators wanted.

  2. The Federal government is seriously bankrupt yet they have one of the absolute best health plans available, are they being penalized as well, they keep writing bad checks and paying health care  when they have no money, who is putting them in check, why are they the hypocrites and allowed to bully others when they are worse than any private employer, the entire political machine needs to go rust somewhere else.

  3. This is just the first of many businesses that will be sold, go out of business or go bankrupt because of Obamacare. The goal is to have a one-payer government health care system like the crapy third world UK health care system. In these systems, the government decides who lives or who dies. Remember: who controls your health care and food, controls. we now have 60 million food stamps. Total food control can’t behind.

  4. Why didn’t he get a waiver like other large companies? 
    Maybe his problem is that he is a Republican!?

  5. All of this was predicted before the passage of the bill.  No, no, no…..we are liars.  There are no death panels and insurance will be a lot cheaper.
    That ten year old girl who needed a lung transplant and was told “no” by Kathleen Sebelius might consider that a death panel.  Liberals make the claim that insurance companies do the same thing, and they are wrong.  They do not say “you’re 65 years old and retired, so we will not pay for your treatment because it is not cost effective for society to do so”.  If you’re treatment is covered under your insurance, insurance companies will pay for the treatment no matter your age.  Obamacare will not.  Look forward to the day when you need surgery on one of your eyes and you can’t get it because government says “you still have one good eye”.

      1. ThomKinoshta kong1967 But insurance companies don’t have the last say.  Obamacare will and there will be no where else to go.

      2. ThomKinoshta  I’m not saying insurance companies are perfect.  You can, and will, be denied for certain services or even if you forget to call first and get permission for certain procedures.  It’s uniform, though.  Most of what they cover or not is spelled out up front if you read your insurance booklets.  They never deny you because you’re too old or because you still have one good eye (so they won’t pay to have surgery on the one bad eye).  If your insurance covers that procedure, you can get that procedure done regardless.  If you are wrongfully denied, you can sue them and force them to pay (if you are in the right).
        Obamacare won’t do that,  As Obama said to that lady that said her mother got a pacemaker when she was 100 years old (doctor recommended it)…..he said she won’t get the pacemaker and she’d just get a pill.  
        You don’t want bureaucrats making decisions for your healthcare.  That should be between you and your doctor.  If your insurance company covers that procedure, the government should have no say over it….period.

    1. You are 100% right. “Death Panels” will be alive and well, in Medicare, under Obamacare. That what all those fool seniors, who believed Obama’s lies about Medicare and voted to re-elect him will get.

      1. RoyPatterson  It’s funny because the unions and other liberal organizations that pushed the bill filed for waivers so they wouldn’t have to pay for it, and they are bitching that Obamacare will hurt them.  Ah, cry me a freaking river.  That’s why you never listen to bullsh** coming from liberal politicians.  They lie about everything.

        1. kong1967 RoyPatterson > liberal politicians.  They lie about everything. 
          They are honest about the morality of their politics: sacrifice. They are sacrificing the most productive people, not to help the least productive, but to destroy, to sacrifice, the most productive. Sacrifice for the sake of sacrifice, ie, duty, the morality of socialist concentration camps under Nazism and Marxism. See: Atlas Shrugged.

    1. ChrisDias  Yep.  As Obama said in a speech well before he got elected….we will never be able to implement a single payer health care system because the public will reject it.  We have to destroy the insurance companies and the current system first, and have a road to single payer.  Could take up to 15 years, he said.
      Anyone who believes this is about getting affordable health insurance and health care is a fool.

  6. Obama is a racist pig!!
    You won’t
    recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was
    shot at point blank range by two black teens (just for the fun of it) who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy’s peers from Brunswick GA. determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty…too bad, because I was given a deat…h sentence for being innocent and defenseless.
    My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but
    my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a
    single moment to acknowledge my murder.
    I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation’s history, but the
    media doesn’t care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has
    no children who could possibly look like me – so he doesn’t care and the media
    doesn’t care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings
    so they can sell commercial time slots.
    There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be
    declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA. to demand justice
    for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those
    who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and unlike those who
    shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller – I no longer have my
    So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice
    for me too. Tell your friends about me, tell your families, get tee shirts with
    my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like they are doing for Trayvon!

  7. Can anyone, other than a crazed leftie, deny that the Obama progressive/Marxist/socialist/communist thug regime is trying to destroy the United States?  There is no mistaking what is going on for incompetence.

  8. John McCain…Mitt Romney… are you F’n kidding me? If the RNC was a public company, they would be bankrupt! The fix is in, and has always been in.

      1. Turn your laugh meter ON…
        Do you really think a CiCis Pizza place closing is going to change anything?…Our country is what it is…The day ObamaCare was signed into law was the beginning of the end.
        Time to get over it and start accepting it. The GOP failed miserably. We failed by not kicking Obama out. 2014 means nothing b/c ObamaCare will be in full effect.
        Here…read this & just see how behind the 8 Ball we really are:
        Byron York – “Are Republicans Fooling themselves About Obamacare?

        1. ArchAng3l I never said it would make a difference,but IMO it is just the tip of the iceberg.

        2. ArchAng3l Bankruptcy changes everything. Like Detroit, what you want and implement, and what you can afford are often at odds.

          GOP can implement or not but you will never blood out of a stone as the saying goes.

  9. This is but a small dose of what is to come.It will be like a snowball rolling down a mountain.

  10. Well, she should have hung on. Once the amnesty bill passes in the house, he could have hired illegals and avoided penalties altogether. /sarc
    Obamacare and amnesty will take this country to her knees. As was intended.

    1. StandProudNow 
      Not to mention the passing of homosexual unions (I can’t call it marriage).

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