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Two things which I take very seriously are freedom and ice cream. Imagine my disappointment when I heard that Bonnie Doon ice cream was going out of business because they could not survive under Obamacare.
The Indiana ice cream company, which has been in business since 1938, is going to be shutting the doors of its factory. They have cited a struggling economy and rising production costs, but the number one culprit is Obamacare. Local chamber of commerce president Kyle Hannon said that Bonnie Doon is not unique in the area. “Our businesses have been concerned, kind of wondering how much is this going to cost?” he said “How is it going to impact us?” The ice cream plant and brand are for sale, but will anyone else want to take on the cost in this struggling economy?
Of course a factory closure will also affect the local economy as well as local ice cream parlors that sell Bonnie Doon ice cream. As their main supplier, many parlor owners are concerned with the implications. Adam Carroll, owner of Lincolnway Bonnie Doon has said that he’s determined to stay in business. “I've been with the company for 21 years,” he said “it was my first job and I started working for them when I was 14."
Big government is hurting small business around America. In this case, they’e gone so far as to mess with ice cream. Welcome to Obama’s America where local businesses, even iconic ones like Bonnie Doon, simply cannot afford the big government prices.
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