There are several industries that are on the verge of total collapse. Some of these industries collapsing would have catastrophic consequences. The airlines needed bailed out after Sept 11. Covids impact on the airline industry is many many times greater than Sept. 11.
If the federal government had acted appropriately and timely the airlines would never have been put in this position.
Propping up the airline industry is not the solution. It is going to be years before people start flying when it isn't absolutely necessary. How many years would you propose pouring tax dollars into the airlines to keep people employed. And what the hell are these people supposed to do with passenger numbers down 75%?Well 32,000 people between United and American lost their jobs this morning. The airlines have started the process because it does not appear anything is going to happen because the GOP still refuses to budge.
Expect an afternoon House vote on the $2.2trillion HEROS Bill. The GOP will continue to dither.
I’ve already had multiple flight change notifications for multiple flights booked through next Spring.
I know right? Their craven disdain for humanity, and especially Americans, it seems, is really quite telling when you consider how the GOP has prioritized their agenda over the last couple of decades.Imagine where we'd be today if the repugs were as quick to act on pandemic responses and stimulus bills as they are to replace a judge.
Give Americans who are struggling to pay rent/mortgages/debt/groceries money that will then go on to prop up the failing economy, because all capitalist economies fail when people don't have money to spend.Define "help".