Olive Garden parent Darden to focus on deals, says workers won't be put on part-time status

  • Article by: CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 20, 2012 - 7:23 PM
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atoonceDec. 20, 12 1:09 PM

If we just had a national health care system like all of the other modernized countries - call it Medicare for all - then our businesses could decouple the whole issue from wages and make it vastly easier to manage their labor costs. I don't know why more businesses interests don't get behind this. Yes it would be another tax, but it could be more fairly applied across all sectors. Plus the businesses that provide health insurance to their employees now would save money. And the cheapskates (WalMart) would be forced to pay into the system, regardless if their employees were full or part time. It would be based on gross income. And don't forget to sign up all of the "foreign" based Multinational Corporations that do business here, they have plenty of money to pitch in.

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luzhishenDec. 20, 12 8:16 PM

Darden, Papa John's, Wal-Mart - they are all subsidized by the rest of us. Guess why I'm not going to a Darden restaurant?

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cyrosie1986Dec. 28, 12 8:53 AM

If only the food was good. Bland at Olive Garden in Grand Forks, attrocious at Red Lobster in Anaheim. Enough is enough. Bring back the quality we were used to and don't make us feel as if we are to get in and get the h......ll out.

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