One of the things I don’t do well is describe the effect of the economic shutdown on people. So, when I point out that people still have feed, cloth, and shelter themselves, and the economic shutdown is making that impossible, that fact does not seem to register to with some people. Do they really think the government can fix that problem just by printing money?
Check out Tricia’s post. Then think! If we cannot get rid of this virus — and we cannot — then we have to learn how to live with it.
“It was like a 98% drop in revenue overnight. All the bills keep coming in, it’s hard to pay those bills.”–John Rudolph, co-owner of Harry’s Coffee Shop and Diner.
“As of this afternoon, we’ve been forced to lay off our entire organization. Between all 5 locations that’s approximately 75 fantastic and very hard working people.”~Richard Walker, owner of Richard Walker’s Pancake House
“We are estimating that about 60% of all our restaurants have closed. You can imagine how many thousands and thousands of employees have been affected.”~Jeff Rossman, President of the local chapter of the California Restaurant Association.
The above 3 quotes are taken from a March 26th La Jolla Village News article profiling local restaurants in my area. Multiply them by 10 million and you get an idea of what the 30 million small business owners around the country are going through, not to…
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