Restaurant Obama Said Was Saved By Stimulus To Go Out Of Business...

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    Last week the President claimed New Chet's Restaurant in Toledo,Ohio was an indirect beneficiary of the Chrysler Bailout. However Co-Owner Richard Lawrence has announced that New Chet's Restaurant will be going out of business as of Sunday,after a more than 70-Year History. Lawrence added,"The business has fallen victim to the Economy and the Workplace Smoking Ban approved by Ohio Voters in 2006."

    This is very sad. New Chet's Restaurant will be missed in Ohio...

    Ohio restaurant referenced by Obama is closing - FOX19 News and Weather - Greater Cincinnati Area
     
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    Another one bites the dust thanks to liberalism. Damn shame. No worry, Obama will retrain these people to be wind farm mechanics and solar panel installers.
     
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    Does the workplace smoking ban apply to this guy's competitors?
     
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    "Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLC's Jeep plant in Toledo, but now that's down to about $100 worth."

    there was a good piece in the WaPo about how fast and loose obama played with the auto bailout stats. you'd think one of his crack staffers could have found a restaurant that wasn't about to go tits up. :lol::lol::lol:

    President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout - The Fact Checker - The Washington Post
     
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    They could move to Florida and pee test welfare recipients and state employees.
     
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    Yea a pretty big blunder by the Hopey Changey One. Citing a Restaurant going out of Business to tout his Stimulus was just plain bizarre.
     
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    Or that. We're gonna be pee testing welfare recipients here soon.
     
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    There is no doubt that Chet's would have survived if Chrysler had not been bailed out. Then all of those laid off workers would have had extra time to spend at Chet's buying food with their unemployment checks.

    Then there is the fact that the owner could no longer run the place himself, so he had to pay a manager to do so, which was an extra expense he could not afford. Many small restaurants like this only make it because the owner runs it and works 70 hours per week. If the owners don't work the restaurant themselves, they are not profitable.

    But hey, that doesn't sound as good as another stupid talking point.
     
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    So the Stimulus did save this Restaurant? You sound confused. Or are you just deflecting?
     
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