Thursday, May 14, 2020

Seth Meyers checks in on small businesses

Since I posted a serious take on the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Unemployment hits 14.7% with experts predicting worse to come, it's time for a comedic one. For that, I turn to Seth Meyers. Watch The Check In: Small Businesses.

Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on small businesses, which are barely staying afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
While both the pandemic and the economy are crises that demand prompt action, Congress and the executive branch could have been a little more careful about designing and executing the program so larger businesses such as Shake Shack, Ruth's Chris, Potbelly, and the L.A. Lakers wouldn't receive funds that are supposed for small, local, family-owned businesses like the ones I celebrate on Small Business Saturday. I hope the next round of relief funding, which I mentioned in John Oliver describes the plight of the United States Postal Service, shows that Congress and the executive branch, along with the banks who disburse the funds, have learned that lesson.

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