Partisan pizza maker, John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's, is having a public hissy fit over ObamaCare, so much so that he's announced to the world that he is forced (forced, I tell you) to raise his prices due to the new health care law. Schnatter is raising his prices 11 cents, likely in protest.
These must be hard times for John. Poor guy: John Schnatter is the founder, as well as chairman and CO-CEO of PaPa Johns International Inc., with a net worth of $240 million. John Schnatter has accumulated his net worth through his franchises in over 3400 restaurants around the world. He was born in Jefferson, Indiana U.S. In 2011, John was listed at number 17 on Forbes list as one of the wealthiest (under 40 years old).
Damn, he must live in one crappy apartment....
Mitt Romney said after visiting Schnatter’s home in Anchorage, Ken., for a fundraiser:
“Who would’ve imagined pizza could build this. This is really something. Don’t you love this country? What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course…. This is a real tribute to America, to entrepreneurship."
This large and over the top mansion is owned by the founder and CEO of Papa John’s, John Schnatter. The house is 40,000 square feet and it resembles a castle. One interesting feature on this 16-acre estate is the 22-car underground garage, complete with an office for valet parking, a car wash and even a motorized turn table to move limousines. The home also has a state-of-the-art exercise suite and a huge 6,000 square foot carriage house. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any information on the inside of this interesting estate. Click the link below for an aerial view.
You will need to see the aerial view, to capture the entirety of his home. My entire apartment in Manhattan, is likely much, much smaller than this man's closet.
But, I'm sure he pays his employees well, amirite?
Good ol' John doesn't pay his employees enough to rent my 2x2 closet, in my teeny tiny (but comfy!) apartment. A delivery driver makes a whopping $6.41 per hour.
It's wonderful that this man has been able to realize the American dream -- some of it, on the backs of his workers, who are insufficiently paid. But, nevertheless, I applaud his success -- but his partisan views made while living in his sprawling mansion, clearly are not in the interest of the middle class.
John, people die without health care.