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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 18:03

COVID Stimulus Relief Package Ignores the Need for a Long-Term Solution for Small Businesses

Written by Christy Jones, Des Moines Register contributor
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As the owner of two Des Moines, IA, metro-area auto body shops, I can tell you that Congress’ small-business relief package is like reattaching a car bumper with duct tape. It’s a short-term fix that ignores the need for a long-term solution.

While I appreciate Congress’ work passing this rescue package, it falls far short of what’s essential to keeping small businesses like mine afloat, especially as we approach the darkest days of the pandemic, and with a COVID-19 vaccine still many months away for most Americans.

 

Navigating this continuing uncertainty requires more than Congress’ survival stop-gap measure, which will likely only allow us small businesses to limp into early 2021.

 

To read more, see the Des Moines Register.

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