Family Research Council

Subway on the Sub-par Climate for Business


By Tony Perkins
March 14, 2013

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When it comes to Obamacare, there's no light at the end of Subway's tunnel. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. If anyone's been derailed by the President's policies, it's Subway. The sandwich maker is just one of the companies feeling the pain of this administration's liberal approach to business. "If Subway started today," said founder Fred Deluca, "it wouldn't exist." With the government putting the squeeze on employers, the environment for entrepreneurs has "gotten worse," Deluca told reporters. "[T]here are more and more regulations. It's tough for people to get into business, especially for small business." Like most of the restaurant industry, Deluca says Obamacare "is the biggest concern for our franchisees, [because] they don't know what to expect." Thanks to higher taxes and mandates, Subway has no choice but to pass new costs onto consumers. Meanwhile, liberals still argue that the health care law will help business--not hurt it. But as far as this sub shop's concerned, that's just more baloney!

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