As most Americans have been doing I’ve been giving some thought to the spin coming out of the White House. Our President keeps saying that things will be better soon. He’s entitled to that thought but many people believe just the opposite, and I believe he does too. His evening press conferences are filled with positivity and thoughts that this will all be over soon. There’s either one of two things going on here. Number one is that he believes it. Contrary to everything his experts tell him he believes that everything will be okay. The second thing that could be happening, and I believe is happening is that President Trump is campaigning every single night. His position is powerful. He’s getting free TV time every night and his opponent who I don’t like much either doesn’t get the same because technically this is a press conference not a political advertisement. Even with all this free TV time his numbers are going down in the polls that he doesn’t believe in and as he would say that’s not a good thing. He’s opening up important businesses. He’s encouraging governors to do the same.
Important businesses? Barber shops, and movie theaters? Why doesn’t he spend his time shutting down the payday lenders. That is definitely going to be another post here real soon. He’s forcing hard-working Americans, desperate for money to take out payday loans that they can’t afford. This eventually leads these people down the route of payday loan consolidation. All of that is stressful and unnecessary. I’d like use this blog today to give you my take on what’s really happening here. The president can tell you forever that things are getting better but proof is in what we see and what we hear. It doesn’t look good and it doesn’t sound good. There are three ways to look at this. What is status quo and has it changed? What has changed for the better? And what has changed for the worse? Status quo, 30% of our workforce is not working. Unemployment applications are at a new high and corporate earnings are down. Status quo is that in the United States over a thousand people are dying of covid-19 everyday. That’s status quo. That’s horrible. Status quo is that we walk everywhere in public wearing a mask. Status quo is that all the major sports leagues are not playing sports. MLB has come up with a plan to play that might or might not be approved by the players union but would certainly be interrupted if 10 guys tested positive. And this would be in empty stadiums. The chance of seeing basketball or hockey finish their seasons is becoming more remote as the days pass by. If anybody believes that football camps will open in July I would tell them to lose that thought right now. That will not happen. We will not be far enough along.
Now, that might sound strange to say given the flattening of the curve in so many places as well as the inevitable downward slope that occurs after it flattens. But I’m right and I’ll tell you why in the portion of this post that talks about things that are getting worse. I guess the new status quo is being able to get a massage or a tattoo in Georgia. Congratulations Mr. Governor. Job well done. Again, I say, why not go after the payday lenders. They’re open too.I’ve been in this business for years and I see what they do to people. The borrowers come to us for payday loan consolidation and I can see firsthand how badly they’ve been hurt by payday lenders. These are just a few of the status quo things that popped into my head. What’s getting better? The death count is going down as well as the infection rate. That’s proof that science works. A month of stay-at-home and social distancing slowed the spread and greatly reduced the morbidity rate. It’s really like a miracle especially in a city like New York. That’s absolutely a positive. Unfortunately I can’t think of very more positives that have happened. Most people still walk around frightened and wearing masks. People that rely on their government to keep them safe but their government really has no intention of keeping them safe. Please read on. What’s getting worse? I’m going to tell you a story. I needed cash yesterday and I needed more cash than my ATM would allow in a single day. I’m doing work around the house and it keeps me busy and I like it. It also costs money. I went to my local Bank of America branch and found that it was closed. This is Friday at noon. This can’t be right. I went to the one about four miles down the road and it was closed too. Now I know there’s something wrong. I pulled off the road and googled my problem. if it was publicized I didn’t hear about it but all the banks are cutting their hours and cutting their open branches daily down here in South Florida. I finally found an open Bank of America and found a line that was around the building. To be fair, common social distancing played a big part in that. People were spaced 6 feet apart and wearing masks. I parked my car and got online with the everyone else. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought there was a run on the banks. Great time to close your branches Bank of America. Good job. A shout out to Wells Fargo and TD also. I read that they’re doing it too. When I finally got into the bank I was greeted by a masked police officer. Very strange. He seemed easy going, so I asked him what exactly was going on. He told me that somebody was robbed outside this branch the day before. His patrol car as well as his presence would definitely stop that from happening again. I believed him. I haven’t seen anything like this in years.
Armed guards in Banks? That’s not progress that’s digression. The elephant in the room or in this blog post so to speak would be the United States of America opening up over the next few days and people going to work. Down here in South Florida, Dade Broward and Palm Beach counties are still shut down and they will be for a while. Southeast Florida still has it bad and somebody must have told the Governor moRON DeSantis that opening up South Florida wouldn’t be the right thing to do at this time. So the rest of Florida along with most of the country is starting to reopen. What does that mean? Well my take is that it means a lot of people are going to get sick, maybe even for the second time, because we don’t know if having it once grants you complete immunity. You just can’t have all these people going back to work and interacting with others, masks and all, and think they are not going to get sick. We saw what happened the first time. This is an absolute case of our federal government putting commerce before human life. I’m all for commerce. Please understand that I don’t want to see this stock market, tank and our economy destroyed. Yet I think we need to weigh the advantage of reopening against the damage that will potentially be done. I believe another month would make a huge difference. I think that the American people are smart enough to know this. Everyone I’ve spoken to, and myself included does not feel safe enough to walk into a restaurant and have dinner. It’s kind of disconcerting to have your server masked and gloved, and having to sit there with your mask on until the food comes. That’s not my idea of a relaxing dinner. Sorry. I know there are many places I will not go. I’m not going to go get a haircut. If it gets too long I’ll tie it back or I’ll have a friend cut it. My hair is not worth my life. This is not something getting better this is something getting worse. As of these businesses start to reopen I believe Wave 2 will start to appear. We won’t see it immediately. It’ll be like the first time. We’ll see it around a month or so after we reopen. Experts have said that when we first started testing and each state was showing 5 or 10 people infected they were probably tens of thousands of people walking around with the infection and we now know that’s true. I believe we’re in for a Long Winter this summer. I believe it’s going to last until the beginning of 2021 at best, and at worst for another 18 months. Until such time as all Americans AND all citizens of the world can be inoculated we will all be in danger of getting sick.
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