". . . Mr. Puzder has spoken out multiple times — in a speech before restaurant executives, on Fox Business, on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal — about what he calls a 'government-mandated restaurant recession.' He says the law has led to rising health insurance premiums, 'reducing consumer spending, resulting in a reduction in restaurant visits.'
He has also argued that the act has given businesses an incentive to cut back on full-time workers to avoid the costs of providing them with insurance, as the act frequently requires.
The problem is that the available data largely disagree. . . "