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Small business owners urge Biden to act on inflation: ‘Do something quick’


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Small business owners battling inflation are pleading with the Biden administration to “step up” and take action to ease the costs for Americans.

Pam Coy, owner of a gas station in Wisconsin, said on Friday the problems were starting to “pile up” with high prices, a lack of product and a labor shortage.

“It’s not pretty,” Coy said on “Fox & Friends.” “And I think it’s only going to get worse.”

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Coy said many customers would only buy a small amount of gasoline at a time rather than filling the entire tank. She told co-host Steve Doocy that she sees this happening “all the time” with truckers delivering product across the country.

“This is where it’s really going to start hurting the US pocketbook,” Coy said, adding that the administration needs to “do something quickly.”

Joseph Charles, owner of Rock City Pizza in Boston, said running his business is more difficult now than during the COVID-19 pandemic. While people weren’t dining at the restaurant, he said they were still ordering food. Now people don’t want to spend money with inflation so high.

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“Everything has gone up since Joe Biden and his administration took office. There has to be change, and there has to be change fast,” Charles said.

Charles said President Biden needs to see for himself the situation many Americans find themselves in.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MAY 10: A sign displays gas prices at a gas station on May 10, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

“I’m pretty sure he has contacts going to the supermarket – there are empty shelves. And then when the shelves are full the prices shoot up,” he said. “He has to do something.”

Coy said Biden needed to be a “business leader” for America.

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“He needs to be more proactive and anticipate problems, not wait for them to become a problem and then try to fix them,” she said.

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