Resources to help you deal with the coronavirus crisis:
We are facing new challenges. America can rise to meet the challenge, but we need to elect people who will lead and tell us the truth.
There is a lot in the coronavirus relief package that I object to, especially the fact that the spending plan does not include any details on how the federal government intends to pay for the same. That is, the federal government is either going to have to borrow the money or print the money! Either way, we are piling huge debt on our younger generations.
Nevertheless, the plan will serve to help some businesses re-open, help families pay some of their bills, and alleviate the immediate impact of the financial crisis upon us.
I've put together some resources to help businesses and families get through the crisis.
I would also like to reiterate my analysis on this pandemic and the ensuing shutdown, which is based on exhaustive research from some of the best minds in America, including world-renowned experts from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT.
Make no mistake about it, COVID-19 is a deadly and highly contagious virus. It is the duty of every citizen to practice social distancing, to wash their hands as often as possible, to stay home if you believe you may be contagious, to work from home if you can, and to help support seniors and others who are particularly vulnerable to this deadly disease.
Having said that, I believe it is imperative to get as much of America back to work as soon as possible. That is, with the notable exception of extremely high-density areas of our country, like New York City, which rely on mass transit in order to get people to work (you can’t social distance while being crammed into subways and buses), we ought to be able to social distance and wash our hands at work just like we do at home!
Our elected leaders cannot continue to ignore the fact that most of America are one paycheck away from poverty. Moreover, most small businesses in America are owned by people who themselves only work for a paycheck and they, too, are only one check away from poverty.
Neither the workforce or the small business owners can withstand a shutdown of many, many months as has been advocated by Governor Gavin Newsom. I believe we all need to do our part to alleviate the crush of our hospitals by doing our best to avoid spreading the virus,but any plan that includes destroying our economy in the process presents dire problems of its own.