Menards Blames Obama Taxes for Scrapped Missouri Plans

Doesn’t get any more blunter than this.

And since it is from John Menard, he is going to be blunt.

The city of O’Fallon Mis­souri will lose poten­tial tax rev­enue after the home improve­ment 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.”

Recall that back in the days of the Doyle Admin­is­tra­tion, Menards was a major critic of the Doyle-led DNR and at one-time even threat­ened to pull com­pletely out of Eau Claire, its his­tor­i­cal (and cor­po­rate) home­town.  So they don’t just huff and puff, they now look like they are going to start back it up.

So says the rich­est man in Wisconsin.

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