Now that it’s starting to really roll out in effect, we’re really starting to see some of the effects:
Perhaps the most noticeable effect is on small businesses. Everyone, especially franchise operators such as Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and McDonalds are doing their best to stay under the employee limit that trigger real costs to their businesses – and reality denying liberals are angry at them for that. How dare companies try and avoid costs! And the restaurants are hit especially hard because there are additional nutrition reporting regulations buried in the bill – which translate into real costs to the companies, and to customers. And when CEOs explain that, again they’re hated on by reality denying liberals, and targeted by the media.
But of course it’s not just small businesses that are hit – large businesses are hammered, as well (unless they become small businesses, or start discriminating in as fascist a fashion as the bill itself is). Which is a lovely surprise to many college professors – a majority of whom probably supported the bill, and are now finding their hours cut and their health care costs their own – and premiums are hiking up like crazy (surprise surprise), which most definitely makes this the largest tax hike in history – unless people decide to pay the penalty, instead, and force costs onto the rest of us.