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Menards blames Obama for pulling out of plans for O'Fallon, Mo location

O’FALLON, Mo ( -- The city of O’Fallon Missouri will lose potential tax revenue after the home mprovement store Menards pulled out of plans to establish a location in the area. The company is blaming the Obama administration for the project’s failure.

Menards, which is based in Wisconsin, is moving into the St. Louis market with stores opening in Manchester, O’Fallon Illinois and St. Peters in the next six months.

A Menards spokesperson says the company no longer plans on adding a store in O’Fallon, Missouri because of the President’s economic policies.

“We are on schedule to open our new stores in O’Fallon, IL and St. Peters, MO this Spring, 2013. For O’Fallon, MO, I’m very sorry, but we are a family owned business and with the Obama Administration scaring the dickens out of all small businesses in the USA at present, we have decided not to risk expansion until things are more settled. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

The city of O’Fallon, Missouri is now looking for a new tenant for the proposed site.

by Anonymousreply 812/12/2012

Exploiting workers with substandard wages should scare the dickens out of greedy companies like Menards. God, they're coming out of the woodwork. How dependent American business has become on an economy of the working poor.

by Anonymousreply 112/11/2012

"we are a family owned business "

Just because your spawn's eating through your investments ain't no excuse to blame the prez, you twits.

How such semi-illiterate morons can run entire businesses is incredible.

by Anonymousreply 212/11/2012

How many third world laborers have they burned so that Americans can "save big money"?

by Anonymousreply 312/11/2012

Bitch, please. The entire St. Louis market is already over saturated with Lowe's and Home Depot. WTF do they need another home improvement chain to enter the market.

In Richmond Heights, there is already a Lowes and a Home Depot within a quarter of a mile of each other, and these Menard's deadbeats are asking for a form of tax subsidy to build their store in the same neighborhood.

by Anonymousreply 412/11/2012

Capital strike forming. It won't work, of course. Foreign companies would love to serve the St. Louis market.

by Anonymousreply 512/12/2012

"Small business"? The chain is owned by a family of billionaires. I love that the GOP always says they are trying to "save small business" when they really are just trying to save a few bucks for billionaires.

by Anonymousreply 612/12/2012

All of these corporate goons are singing the same song. They have no shame.

by Anonymousreply 712/12/2012

The Menard Family make the Koch Brothers seem sane and moderate, they're flaming assholes, every one of them.

John Menard is famous for his outbursts, including driving his car through one of his store's plate glass windows and down the aisle after a store manager he was mad at.

Don't spend a nickel with these people.

by Anonymousreply 812/12/2012
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