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Yankee One Dollar Closing Remaining Stores Due to Obamacare

Yankee One Dollar Closing Remaining Stores Due to Obamacare

Citing Obamacare and an increase in the state’s minimum wage, the owner of Waterford-based Yankee One Dollar is closing down shop on all 23 remaining locations.

Via the Times Union:

Waterford-based Yankee One Dollar stores will be gone within the next five months, its owner told the Post Star of Glens Falls. Keith Flike blamed the Affordable Care Act and the increase in the state’s minimum wage for the decision to shut down. Each store has six to 10 employees, he told the Post Star.

Yankee One Dollar has 23 stores, down from a peak of 39. The Daily Gazette reported stores at Crosstown Plaza in Schenectady and at Rotterdam Square mall would close. Yankee One Dollar also has stores at Hudson Valley Plaza in Troy and in Waterford.

Funny how the Post Star report from late January actually took nine paragraphs before they mentioned Obamacare at all.  In the opening statement, the Star used generic reasons for the business shutting down.  Obamacare and the minimum wage hike – specific reasons mentioned by the owner of Yankee One Dollar – conveniently become phrases such as “damaging legislation” and “an increasing cost of doing business.”

The Daily Gazette however, went even further in running cover for progressive policies.  They didn’t bother to mention Obamacare or any other reason for that matter.  Rather, they simply pulled a quote from the owner that it was simply a “reflection of the times.”

‘The times’ for Yankee One Dollar as it were, are referring to Obamacare and the wage hike.  Liberal policies hurting New York businesses.

Cross-posted at the Mental Recession


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The country had better get use to this store closing phenomena as it will be coming to a neighbourhood near you soon.

Liberals: Shovel ready jobs r us

ton of obamacare supports in their comments on 2 of the links.
the living wage crap plastered all over those pages.

This is no one-off Black Swan event. This is real tragedy that is happening over and over again in America due to the unaffordable uncaring act referred to as Obamacare.

Now there is no wage or wage increase because there is no worker…because of Obamacare.

Squishes David Axelrod, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi must all be rejoicing: these laid off people will have more time for art, poetry and thinking good thoughts.

Juba Doobai! | March 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

A lot of people of slender means and not on food stamps depended on these kinds of stores for cheap food for their families.

Obama strikes again. Hardest hit are the working poor, as usual.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Juba Doobai!. | March 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    So true, Juba. There are many of them in our area, east TN. They get up, go to work, and don’t get paid a lot, but they have pride. Not only is this sick sonofabitch taking away their jobs and rather meager earnings, but he’s taking away their pride and hope for a brighter future for themselves and their kids as well. A shot at the American dream? Work hard and follow the rules? You’ll succeed? Not when Americans, devoid of critical thinking skills and a basic knowledge base by being dumbed down through five decades of public education, have to right to vote.

    Stick a fork in the frog in that pot.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | March 29, 2014 at 7:08 am

      The American dream is now for illegal aliens. Obama has been subjecting us to his view of colonialism. Instead of us going out and raping other people’s countries, he’s letting them come here and rape ours while he deprives us of the rights and privileges we should have in our own land. They are the ignorant and technologically deficient masses that we are not.

      This is the colonial experience in reverse. Read any of the early African novelists: Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, China Achebe, to name a few, and you will realize what is going on.

      The poor and illiterate Third Worlder is the master of us in our own country. They get to demand what they want and our own ore-existing laws mean nothing in the face of their wants, Plus, they are aided by the colonizing power structure (Obama and the Communist Democrats).

      Unlike the British, they gave neither a civil system of government, education, technology, nor a religion to offer us. All they do is take, demand more, and complain when they have to pay for what they want.

        Walker Evans in reply to Juba Doobai!. | March 30, 2014 at 12:28 am

        Juba, there is no evidence to support the idea that Barry Sotero – Oops! I meant Barack Obama, of course – is a Communist, although he could be charged with being some sort of Socialist. No, based on everything he has said and done in his adult life, he has to be labelled a Transnational Progressive, or Tranzi for short.

        That description fits him, his ideals, and his actions like the proverbial glove.

Henry Hawkins | March 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm

You can pack a lot of government bureaucrats into these vacated and increasingly unneeded business buildings. Think of it as remodeling.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Henry Hawkins. | March 28, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I think it’s more about people and their lives, their rent, their kids, having to move, change schools, do without, not being able to pay their car insurance, getting fined and suspended for that, and sinking ever lower down the economic rung. This is nothing but another obastard cascade to misery, want, and more tax burden. I feel sorry for these employees, the investors and all the people impacted by this obastard after-birth.

    But we can just print and borrow more money for all of them, right? Right.

Captain Keogh | March 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Obama gets a big s*it eating grin whenever something like this happens. More people dependent upon government largesse.

fundamentally change America.

JackRussellTerrierist | March 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm

I can only hope and say that everyone of those people losing their jobs, jobs they needed, voted ‘rat and voted for obastard with gusto.

But that’s probably not the case, and some of those people will end up on welfare with the rest of us supporting them as we watch them sink lower on the now ever-shrinking socio-economic scale.