Georgia furniture store owner frustrated with supply chain crisis sends message to ‘Uncle Joe’ Biden


Small business owners Ashley Brown and Ruel Joyner said on Tuesday they were negatively affected by the supply chain crisis and other economic issues.

“We’re a gourmet cookie company, so everything we use is made from top quality ingredients and the prices have gone up dramatically. Especially in the last few months. been really tough, ”the owner of Ashley’s Famous Cookies told Fox & Friends.

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Brown’s comments came after President Biden hosted a panel discussion with executives from some of the nation’s largest retailers and manufacturers on Cyber ​​Monday.

They discussed the supply chain issue as part of the White House’s efforts to assure Americans that the products they are looking for will be available during the current holiday season.

Containers line a shipping terminal at the Port of Oakland on November 10, 2021 in Oakland, California. Intense demand for products has resulted in a backlog of container ships outside the country’s two largest ports along the southern California coast. (AP Photo / Noah Berger)

The White House attendees included Corie Barry, CEO of Best Buy, Rodney McMullen, CEO of Kroger, KS Choi, CEO of Samsung and Ynon Kreiz, CEO of Mattel. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch both attended virtually.

Biden said early estimates showed Black Friday shopping and Saturday small business sales appeared to be up from last year, and he asked his guests how the federal government might “continue to s ‘partnering “with big business” to keep shelves well stocked so American consumers can get what they need. “

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Joyner, a Georgia-based furniture store owner, said small business owners and contractors wanted to be left alone rather than see the federal government step in.

“If there’s anything we can do, I just want to ask Uncle Joe not to help us anymore. Just stop,” Joyner said, adding that he has reimbursed clients in some cases due to the extreme delays in the process. the arrival of orders.

“I’m luckier than most. I’m from a great state, I’ve kept us open. Entrepreneurship will keep us open. Americans can help by buying local. Look to spend your money on businesses. locals who know your name and will know your face. This is how we can get by. We don’t need Uncle Joe’s help anymore. “

President Joe Biden speaks at a hybrid virtual panel discussion with CEOs and executives of retail, consumer products and grocery chains on November 29, 2021 in Washington.  Biden spoke about his administration's plans to stock stores ahead of the holiday season.  (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

President Joe Biden speaks at a hybrid virtual panel discussion with CEOs and executives of retail, consumer products and grocery chains on November 29, 2021 in Washington. Biden spoke about his administration’s plans to stock stores ahead of the holiday season. (Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images)

Brown said the labor shortage is “very stressful” as she doesn’t know how her family store will develop in the years to come without more workers.

“Everything this guy does has been counterintuitive to what has helped small businesses. We really need them to stop helping,” Joyner said.

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