Biden's Crap Economy Kills Couple's Toy Store Ahead Of Christmas
Owning a toy store this close to Christmas should be the best time of year for a small business owner but one couple says they simply can't 'afford to get products'. The couple owns 'JoJo's Toys and More' in Connecticut and says that supply chain issues have made prices sore. That issue combined with a severe backlog of merchandise caused by shortages pretty much snuffed out their dreams of being small business owners.
"Unfortunately, there was a lot of supply change that happened. Unfortunately, for me and my husband, we have to make the decision of closing the doors because we could not afford to get products anymore and the prices really increased a lot," JoJo's Toys and More co-owner Priscilla Gutierrez told "Fox & Friends."
Co-owner Eliah Lefferts said that it is sad that the store had to be closed after being open for only five months.
"It’s the way life is right now the price has increased three times. I think honestly that’s only the beginning. The product is there. It's there just waiting to be distributed," he said, predicting the next issue will be whether more products will follow.
Lefferts said the cost for one trendy, popular toy used to be $3.74 but then it skyrocketed to $12.99. Lefferts said they stopped ordering it by the end of September.
"It's three months on average. Maybe even more at this point to even get anything. So it’s a tough call. We had to make that decision," he said, adding the couple still has "joy in their hearts" and are relying on their faith to get through the challenging time.
Gutierrez said they opened the store with the dream of passing it on to their young son who is autistic.
"I came from nothing growing up and this was a dream of mine. It's sad, we're faithful. We're ready and just waiting for what the Lord has for us. … We just have to move on. It's hard," she said.
The issues will likely only continue to worsen as Biden enforces strict vaccine mandates that shove many able-bodied Americans out of work.
Unless something drastic happens it seems like it's going to be a bleak Christmas season this year with many unable to afford gifts for their loved ones or unable to get them because of supply chain shortages.