Customers in Manhattan were surprised when they went to their favorite Chinese restaurant and realized the owners had closed it.

Permanently.

The owners, Dorothea and Felix Wu, posted a note to alert their loyal customers:

The note posted on the door, according to IJR, reads:

“China Fun has closed after 25 years in business. We want to thank all of our loyal customers who have been with us — whether for a day or for generations. It has been a great run serving you our delicious soup dumplings, scallion pancakes and General T’sao Chicken, but the climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — nevermind starting — a legitimate ‘mom-and-pop’ business.

The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seem to believe that we should be their cash machine to pay for all that ails us in society, even though we suffer just like everyone else from an economy in flux.

Our only wish for 2017 and beyond is for our career lawmakers and politicians, local and national alike, to take a mandatory ‘Undercover Boss’ challenge and live in the shoes of a small business owner for a week. Maybe then they will better understand the economically stifling environment they have created, and, dare we say, change their ways for the betterment of everyone, and not just pander to the populace that garner the most votes?

Happy New Year Everyone!”

The owners’ son, Albert, gave an interview to the New York Daily News that further explained the onerous demands:

“The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — nevermind starting — a legitimate mom-and-pop business,” read a letter posted by the owners in the restaurant’s front door.

“The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to believe that we should be their cash machine to pay for all that ails us in society.”

He spoke of all of the demands small businesses are required to fulfill, including  “to provide an on-site break room for workers despite its limited space,” minimum wage increases, and issues with health insurance and insurance.

“In a one-restaurant operation like ours, you’re spending more time on paperwork than you are trying to run your business,” he said.

It’s time politicians realize the cost their ridiculous demands have on actual people trying to make a living in this nation.

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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