Chelsea KFC owner blames Obamacare for closing

Published 9:39am Tuesday, December 31, 2013


CHELSEA — The owner of the KFC restaurant in Chelsea says he was forced to close his eatery due to the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

Owner Mike Taunton told Fox 6 that the law’s requirement to provide health insurance for some of his workers forced him to downsize his company. Taunton also owns KFC restaurants in Clanton, Sylacauga and Childersburg.

The Chelsea restaurant, located off U.S. 280, closed on Christmas Eve.

  • schs1980

    Svengali, yes this is a conservative county and state. If that makes you uncomfortable many roads lead lead out. Obamacare is the product of our incapable president who is on record as hating America and wants to do all he can to destroy it. KFC is an example of this – one small business at a time.

    • Svengali

      What makes me uncomfortable is a so-called newspaper that tends to publish baseless propaganda instead of journalism. A fair press should be what everybody wants regardless of political affiliation.

      Good job completely failing to address the actual point of my comment and instead changing the subject and spewing hateful rhetoric based on nothing but lies. Typical conservative and obviously this organization’s target audience.

  • Svengali

    Why am I not surprised that this “news” article contains nothing more than a baseless claim about Obamacare and zero facts about the law. Requirements and penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act will only affect those businesses with more than 50 full-time employees. The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of Obamacare have been delayed until Jan.1, 2015.

    But hey, you’re a conservative paper in a very conservative county in a conservative state, so why bother doing any actual reporting – just tell people what they want to hear and keep ignoring the facts…

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