Decades-Old Ice Cream Plant Closes Because of Obamacare

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Goodbye Bonnie’s Tracks, Peppermint Flake and Blue Moon ice cream — after 75 years the Bonnie Doon ice cream factory in Indiana is closing shop due primarily to Obamacare.

    The company announced the declining economy and rising production costs as contributing to the decision; however, the encroaching implementation of the Affordable Care Act was the tipping point.

    “It’s been a staple in the community for so long,” Adam Caroll, a Bonnie Doon employee of 21 years told Fox News.

    “With the Obamacare it will just effect the business too much, so that was their main reason for shutting down the ice cream plant at this time.”

    Many Indiana businesses fear the impending fiscal impact of Obamacare, Kyle Hannon, the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce president confirmed.

    The Affordable Care Act requires “large employers” with more than 50 full-time workers to provide health care coverage. Businesses violating the mandate are penalized $2,000 for each uninsured employee.

    “Company’s that were right on the edge of hiring more employees have held back because they don’t want to go over that magic fifty employee number….We’re still coming out of the recession, we’re doing very well. But you wonder how much better we could be doing now if people could hire large numbers without worrying about the implications,” Hannon said.

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    They had too many employees to escape the impact of Obamacare on small businesses so they just went out of business. I think that the news this morning said that they had 56 employees. So Obamacare cost 56 more people their jobs. We are lucky to have such a great man as our President!
     
  3. Zaac

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    Maybe they can relocate to Kentucky? That 3 billion dollar earmark has got to create some jobs.
     
  4. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    What? Does the ACA not have jurisdiction in Kentucky??

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  5. Aaron

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    Mitch McConnel is from Kentucky, and he caved for $3b.
     
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    Oh, it does; and yes, that $3B will create some jobs...government jobs....
     

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