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Small business owners take a stand against Obama


First, there was Ross Murty, an Iowa deli owner who served up some good food and pointed criticism for the Obama administration when he showed up to work wearing a tee shirt from the Romney campaign:

And now comes news of a bakery owner in Radford, Va., who declined a visit from Vice President Joe Biden and his entourage as they passed through town on a campaign swing:

"Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris [McMurray] and his wife Kelly run the place and need all the business they can get.

McMurray said the Vice President's entourage got to the point and made its pitch.

"She said they have selected 'Crumb and Get It" to be his stop on his way to Blacksburg and was wondering if that was ok."

Here's the part that might make other business owners crazy.

"This is an opportunity of a lifetime but essentially I said 'No offense to you or the campaign but I just decline you guys coming in here. At that time she said 'Are you sure? There's going to be a lot of press, a lot of activity,’" McMurray said.

Why in the world would a new business owner say "no" to a photo op with the Vice President of the United States?

McMurray said it was President Obama's recent remarks about small business and who built what.

"Very simply, ‘you didn't build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she's worked a full 24 hours."

Shortly after McMurray told the Biden advance team that he didn't want to be a part of a photo op for an administration whose policies he doesn't agree with, Secret Service agents reportedly walked into his shop and thanked him for "standing up and saying 'no'" and bought a bunch of cupcakes and cookies.  See the full report about McMurray's stand here.

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