The provide chain disaster and rising costs compelled a pair to shut its toy retailer in Connecticut.

“Unfortunately, there was a lot of supply change that happened. Unfortunately, for me and my husband, we have to make the decision of closing the doors because we could not afford to get products anymore and the prices really increased a lot,” JoJo’s Toys and More co-owner Priscilla Gutierrez informed “Fox & Friends.”

The couple and enterprise companions began their enterprise on May twentieth. JoJo’s Toys and More co-owner Eliah Lefferts mentioned that it’s unhappy that the shop needed to be closed after being open for less than 5 months.

“It’s the way life is right now the price has increased three times. I think honestly that’s only the beginning. The product is there. It’s there just waiting to be distributed,” he mentioned, predicting the subsequent problem will probably be whether or not extra merchandise will observe.


President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the debt ceiling during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the debt ceiling throughout an occasion within the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) 
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Meanwhile, prime GOP House officers need the American public to know that the White House will “ruin Christmas” if the provide chain disaster is just not instantly addressed. 

In an inside memo to Republican Study Committee members, Chairman Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., mentioned he needs to verify his social gathering explains why the season of giving could also be scant this yr. 

“Our job as Republicans is to explain to the American people what the grinches at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave did to ruin Christmas,” Banks wrote within the memo obtained by Fox News.

The congressman highlighted 4 the reason why he believes the present provide chain disaster plaguing U.S. manufacturing is the Biden administration’s fault. Banks joined fellow GOP colleagues in attributing pandemic-related rules to disrupted employment capabilities and provide chains. 

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Lefferts mentioned the price for one stylish, common toy was $3.74 however then it skyrocketed to $12.99. Lefferts mentioned they stopped ordering it by the top of September. 

“It’s three months on average. Maybe even more at this point to even get anything. So it’s a tough call. We had to make that decision,” he mentioned, including the couple nonetheless has “joy in their hearts” and are counting on their religion to get by way of the difficult time. 

Gutierrez mentioned they opened the shop with the dream of passing it on to their younger son who’s autistic.

“I came from nothing growing up and this was a dream of mine. It’s sad, we’re faithful. We’re ready and just waiting for what the Lord has for us. … We just have to move on. It’s hard,” she mentioned.

Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.