The government helped ‘Chris the Baker’ when he declared bankruptcy
I’m wondering about “Chris the Baker,” the new GOP “hero” in Radford who turned down Joe Biden’s campaign to visit his bakery on the recent stop in Radford.
A letter to the editor from Gene Stuckey, in yesterday’s The Roanoke Times, put it better than I’m doing, “A better story might have been: How does one declare bankruptcy in Blacksburg and come up with the cash to start a new business in Radford?”
In the current I-built-it-myself-with-no-help-from-the-government-or-anyone-else popular GOP theme, how does it happen that this can happen without any questioning?
In the front page story about this, Saturday, August 25, Mike Gangloff quotes developer Bob Pack as saying. ” . . . Crumb & Get It’s owners had ‘pulled out in the middle of the night’ and he couldn’t contact them about rent that was due.” That was in reference to the Blacksburg location.
Mr. Casey, I’m writing because I’m curious how this could happen in the I-built-it thinking popular with Republicans who took words out of context that President Obama spoke earlier in Roanoke.