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Old 03-23-2020, 10:22 PM
cmosdes is offline
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Originally Posted by RickJay View Post
Which is why there really shouldn't be bailouts of companies at all. Money should be sent directly to ordinary people.
I would think the idea is that if a company can't meet payroll they will have to fire everyone and close up shop. Giving the money to the companies means they can meet payroll, at least for a bit, and when this is over go back to normal. If the money goes directly to the employees, they get a "bonus" check or three, but won't have a job in a couple of months. Hopefully giving it to employers means they continue to pay employees and can stay viable.