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President Obama calls small businesses the backbone of our economy during the fourth.
Enterprise system and free enterprise system is the greatest.
Engine of growth and prosperity the world -- now but -- Gilmore is among dozens of independent contractors going out of business because of the government.
His coffee shop along with dozens of others that operate in veterans' hospitals across the nation.
Are being replaced with a federally run chain called patriot -- After fifteen years of serving up Java and friendly banter he's out at the end of the month.
That's much larger small copies have gone out of business -- It's a shock to our veterans the care of our veterans are concerned for our veterans -- -- 160.
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Why administrators with veterans affairs say eliminating mom and pop shops and handling coffee services themselves will save money.
And result in a more consistent assortment of snacks and beverages including Starbucks brand copies.
Their statement goes on to say quote the copy shop conversions have been well received.
By employees veterans and their families at locations where it has been introduced.
But Gilmore says the switch will mean higher prices than a dollar a -- he charges while this navy vet says he'll miss the man more than a cop.
-- -- -- more therapy and talking with Ken and I do.
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He and other supporters wonder at the new federal worries as we'll offer as much customer service as -- Gilmore did for more than a decade.
800 people signed a petition to let him stay open but there's been no response from the DA which is moving ahead with dozens more coffee shop conversions.
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