Joel Pett by Joel Pett

Joel Pett

Comments (26) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    The ACA is supposed to cover 30 million people that weren’t covered before. I wonder how many people are going to lose coverage because of companies’ changing employment practices.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    “I had a P.J.’s Pizza once” I did too. I thought it was just the particular store I went to.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Let’s make it easier on Papa John’s and all other businesses by getting them out of the health insurance game. The winners are employer’s and employee’s. Universal Healthcare, you generate income you pay into the fund.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sorry have you ever been in a Papa John’s, they have a lot of workers and if they are to give health care each store will have to be able to supply it for themselves. Any other way the whole company will go under.

  5. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Or….Papa John’s CAN keep it’s workforce employeed just the same before Obamacares enforcement, then sit back and watch Papa John go BROKE because Obamacare ate up all of his (GASP!) profits, and force him to close all the restaurants and go bankrupt. It’s either everyone can keep working, albeit fewer hours, OR everyone can LOSE their jobs because they won’t be able to keep their business running beCAUSE of Obamacare. Can’t have it both ways, Libs…

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    Lots of fiction here!
    First of all, if Obama had gotten what he wanted, this wouldn’t have happened. But NO, the only choice he had to improve healthcare at all was to use a REPUBLICAN plan promoted by…Romney! (Just to remind you, Obama’s FIRST choice was single-payer, which would have saved vast amounts of money; his second choice was a nonprofit government-sponsored insurance company to cover everyone not covered today. But the GOP — or the Insurance lobby — is apparently afraid of competition even while claiming government is less efficient.)
    Second of all, Papa John’s CEO is talking through his hat. He is talking about raising his pizza prices a trivial amount — but experts have estimated that the increases are far MORE than he needs to pay for healthcare. So it looks as if he is willing to shaft the consumer a bit more to raise his profits and blame Obama for it.
    Third of all, the WALL STREET JOURNAL supports universal healthcare, folks. Why? Because healthcare costs are expensive! But, as noted, Obama was not able to get the best or second-best choice.
    The ACA introduces some important changes to how healthcare as administered in this country, e.g., the “previous conditions” scam being eliminated, but no one should think we are done. If we want to have efficient and less expensive healthcare, we need to change the system considerably more than we have done thus far.
    Americans pay more and get less for their healthcare dollar than anyone else in the world: #1 in cost (50% higher than #2), but only around 27th on quality — and even the ACA won’t cover everyone!

  7. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago


    Papa John’s paid Peyton Manning to hawk 2 million free pizzas, but doesn’t want to eat a dime a pizza to make sure his employees can get basic health care.

    Also, it’s funny when Republicans bash a Republican plan because a Democrat settled for it rather what the Democrats actually wanted.

    I bet if the ACA would have gone into effect under Dubya, the Right would be all over how awesome it is,

  8. thebaldtexican

    thebaldtexican said, almost 4 years ago

    The Tribe has Spoken…. tax the productive members of society (punish them)…. alas, the productive’s don’t like punishment (taxes, ala ACA) and will work within the rules, cutting employees below the 30 hour threshold. Business has Spoken. Actions have consequences….

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t think that part of Obamacare started yet, but it will soon.
    Most of the law goes into effect in 2013 and some in 2014.

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Kylie, in the grand scheme of things, PJ’s can afford 2 million pizzas and have it put just the SLIGHTEST ding in his profits. Maybe risk a weeks worth of profit. While on the other hand, Obamacare will be forever and he’d never be able to recover from that! Get your head in the long run!

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago


    When you go to the grocery store, do you feel punished because they ask you to pay for the groceries? Do you feel punished when you buy clothes? Do you feel punished when buying a vehicle?
    It never ceases to amaze me that the right wing, republicans and tea party think and act as if they are the only ones working and that all liberals or democrats are free-loaders. Guess what, you’re wrong. Look at the red states, they take out more than they put into the Federal Government and are the majority of r/w, republicans and tea party. What a bunch of hypocrits!

  12. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Here you go.
    You’ve got time to prattle on about it, I’m sure you have time to read it so that you can make an [b]INFORMED[/b] decision based on the fact.

  13. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    My favourite hypocrites and the ones that are on medicare. FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS, BUT NOT FOR THE WHIPPERSNAPPERS!

  14. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Actually I understand income, profits (both pre and post tax) and profitability
    rather well. What I don’t understand is the resistance to removing the erratic burden of healthcare from businesses.

  15. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    And Harley, come on man up, I am sure you read Pelosi’s statement not just part of one sentence.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (11).