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Yankee One Dollar Closing Remaining Stores Due to Obamacare
http://legalinsurrection.com ^ | march 28, 2014 | rusty weiss

Posted on 03/30/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT by lowbridge

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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; aca; bhoeconomy; democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare; layoffs; obamacare; obamacarebusiness; obamasfault

1 posted on 03/30/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Next step - single payer.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: lowbridge

Dollar Store Desert coming your way soon.....


3 posted on 03/30/2014 9:18:44 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lowbridge

They could always change the name to Yankee Five Dollar.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 9:19:07 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: lowbridge
King Obama and his communists Democrats have destroyed America. And nothing will stop them. The raising of the minimum wage will hurt all small business and force laying off millions of employees.
5 posted on 03/30/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: lowbridge

Who is John Galt?


6 posted on 03/30/2014 9:20:49 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Logical me
"The raising of the minimum wage will hurt all small business and force laying off millions of employees."

The major of jobs in this country is in small business.

7 posted on 03/30/2014 9:23:19 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: lowbridge

unmentioned was that the location is within the people’s state of New York, gateway to Neoeuropa socialist region of America’s north east


8 posted on 03/30/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: lowbridge

Really encourage anyone of the conservative persuasion who is closing a business to say it’s because of Obamacare. I’m series!


9 posted on 03/30/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: lowbridge

Isn’t there a new dictat that you can’t say Obamacare caused you to close your business? Verboten?


10 posted on 03/30/2014 9:29:15 AM PDT by red-dawg (<<< click for info on my book.)
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To: Logical me

The destruction of America should be considered as a change.

And is that not exactly what Obama promised to bring back in 2008?

So now we see the dissolution of a once great country and some are surprised while others in the RAT party, the RINOs and the MSM merely ignore that fact and don’t talk about it.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 9:30:51 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: lowbridge

Yankee One Dollar would rather close its doors than to give their workers a decent living wage and affordable healrhcare.

(That’s how democrats and Obama will spin it; they can’t ever lose the argument, or they’re done).


12 posted on 03/30/2014 9:31:08 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: lowbridge

They have no right to tell businesses how much they must pay.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 9:32:27 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: lowbridge

One job lost due to this illegal law should result in all that pushed it on America getting at least one year in federal prison...asap!


14 posted on 03/30/2014 9:32:53 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: lowbridge

“Obamacare causes dollar store to close” your boy making it more difficult for the low information voters to survive


15 posted on 03/30/2014 9:33:56 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: lowbridge

The only satisfaction to take from this are the employees who applauded the min wage increase, supported O-care and who voted for O. They’ll suffer as a result of their vast stupidity. Will they recognize why this happened?


16 posted on 03/30/2014 9:38:15 AM PDT by albie
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To: lowbridge
Interesting the trip this news has made.

Originally, the story was posted in the Post Star of Glen Falls, a pay-for site. From there it was picked up and posted by the Times Union.

Finally, it was picked up from there and posted at Legal Insurrection.

But the point is, nobama is still killing small businesses and jobs.

17 posted on 03/30/2014 9:41:51 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: albie

No the employees will get unemployment and an EBT card.
And will have the same as employment but maybe a few dollars short, It’s the American way!


18 posted on 03/30/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: lowbridge

Summer of Recovery IV!!!!!!

Obamacare’s a raging success!!!!


19 posted on 03/30/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lowbridge

Harry Reid’s response...more obamacare republican liys, I did not say lies, I clearly said liys.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: smokingfrog

Well, technically, that would be Yankee 10.10 Dollar.

Even with a 15-year old who barely knew how to count change.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 9:51:26 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lowbridge; zot; ex-snook; Paladin2; smokingfrog; Logical me; Hoodat; fella; bigbob; NYer; ...

Remember the MSM declares that the recession is over, unemployment is down, job hires are up, and the sun rises in the West every morning because of messiah saint Obama!


22 posted on 03/30/2014 9:54:31 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: adorno
Per the progressive manifesto: Yankee dollar and all other under funded businesses should shut down if they can't conform to the social equality mandates of free health care and 10.10 minimum wage. The federal govt will continue to print money to support everyone until a workable alternative to capitalism is found.

This is a good time to stock up on nonperishable food,fractional silver, real estate and like minded friends and family.

23 posted on 03/30/2014 9:55:30 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Paladin2

You beat me to it-I was just thinking that someone, somewhere, is preparing to start bleating about the “dollar store desert” this will create and blame everything except CommieCare.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 10:26:49 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: red-dawg

I think they haven’t yet had to sign it. Apparently it will be under the aegis of the IRS. If I were a business and had any remote, vague plans about closing, I’d go ahead and do it now.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 10:29:50 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Logical me
Amen. My wife & I own a small business franchise that we are closing in 2 months. We are one of many...

The problem is more indirect, as our customers have told us they love us, but have to start cutting back on "non-essentials", the criteria of which in their minds our business services met.

2014 will be a bloodbath for small businesses...

26 posted on 03/30/2014 10:30:06 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: bert
Rum and Coca-Cola, both mother and daughter working for the Yankee dollar


27 posted on 03/30/2014 10:47:53 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: lowbridge

Couldn’t he just change the name to Yankee Five Dollar Stores? /sarc


28 posted on 03/30/2014 10:48:02 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: lowbridge
I can't be responsible for every under capitalized small business man.

Your future President.

29 posted on 03/30/2014 11:06:09 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: lowbridge

Il Duce Cuomo didn’t want these type stores in the state either:
“YANKEE” THAT IMPLIES “AMERICAN” DOESN’T IT?
“Their problem is not me and democrats, their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York. Because that is not who New Yorkers are.”
You can visualized the spittle dribbling down his chin and onto his vest when he talks like that can’t you?


30 posted on 03/30/2014 11:37:55 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: lowbridge

looks like the administration’s agenda is working rather well.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 11:38:49 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Reeses

Both Obama and Il Duce Cuomo will not be sing the song or be shedding tears re the store closings. “Working for the Yankee Dollar” implies earning your money, not unmarried mother government handouts.
Now ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer had a more personal and broader outlook on the endeavor of working class women.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 11:48:17 AM PDT by BilLies (330,000 WHITE Union military went to their deaths to free the slaves .... REALLY???!!!)
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To: lowbridge

These Crappy reporters should learn to write. How long is one suppose to have to spend in order to even figure out what State this is even in. I mean “Waterford-based” is Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Two letters are needed and they are NY. I think!!!!!!


33 posted on 03/30/2014 12:03:02 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Paladin2

We have a Dollar Tree in our area which used to be an awesome store. Now they only stock on Monday night after the store closes. By Tuesday evening the shelves, which now only carries a lot fewer food items but a greater volume of each, are empty. Really surprising since unemployment isn’t that bad in our area of Texas.

They do have a lot of other non-food stuff which hardly anyone buys.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 12:03:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GreyFriar

More Progressive destruction of America.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 2:18:55 PM PDT by zot
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To: fella
The major of jobs in this country is in small business.

Worse it means that small businesses will not grow. I have a small business. If I ever reach a point when I need someone besides my spouse and myself to run things I will just cut back. I will never hire anyone. It is just not worth it.

36 posted on 03/30/2014 2:24:30 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Major should have been majority. I need a mind reader to go along with spell check. Is there an app out there for that?


37 posted on 03/30/2014 3:24:52 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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