Cheapskates, savers and ascetics, change your ways.
Gluttons, flaunters and high rollers, show us what you got.
Now is the moment for you and everybody in between to do what’s ordinarily irresponsible: Spend like there’s no tomorrow. Your country needs you.
Unless you’ve been in a cave the last several days, you know that tens of millions of Americans are facing calamity. Layoffs, pay cuts and shutdowns may well now be outpacing the initial years of the Great Depression.
Aside from doing what you can to reduce the spread of the Chinese Virus, there’s something easy that will help, assuming you’re not among the victims and have the means. Spend. Spend where you see working class people hurting the most. Spend where it most likely will end up in the pockets of those who need it. Spend at the places you know can’t make payroll.
Look around your community to find them. In mine, it’s places like the car repair shop now with a “help us” sign in the window. Or the spinning studio owned by a woman who has resorted to renting out her exercise machines. Or countless restaurants struggling to stay alive with take-outs. Desperation is growing almost everywhere.
Government can’t solve this crisis and we don’t know how long it will last. It’s up to us.