I think I’d like to start here by saying that I hope that Steven Mnuchin is right, and all the people out there are going to get that $1,200 stimulus in the next couple of days. I know that everybody needs it and if you’re on this site I know that you folks need it too.you wouldn’t be looking for payday loan consolidation companies if you weren’t in debt.I still have hope for that program and I believe that it’s going to happen. I hope for the sake of all who need it I’m right.
There’s something else that I’d like to talk about here and it’s a classic government screw up at best and hopefully it doesn’t turn into who put their hand in the cookie jar. My politics don’t matter although I do lean a bit to the right. At this moment the White House has egg not just on its face but all over the building. What happened to small business covid-19 loans? The following information is as of this morning April 13th 2020 at 9 a.m. Based on polls the government has sent out 2.5% of the payroll protection loans that have been applied for. Shame on them. Shame on them for not setting up the system better. But it gets worse. Out of those 2.5% the 20 million dollar Max load just doesn’t exist. The average speed from application to approval is 5.7 days.
The median company size that’s being helped has 14 employees and the median load size is $79,000. Large Banks like JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo to name a few are non players. 88% of these loans have been given out by small regional Banks. The government issued a statement along the lines and I paraphrase that the initial plan was overwhelmed with large requests and there would never have been enough money to satisfy all the companies in need. Well, I got to call BS on that one. They’re bad players in every game. If the government would have taken the time to set parameters and had a concrete way of enforcing them things would have been different. It is in times like these that the good in most people come out but unfortunately there’s evil out there too and some people were trying to take advantage of the system. Now, it still gets worse.
The bipartisan bill that was passed in Congress provided for loads up to 20 million dollars per business based on revenue and employees.How long did they say the money was going to last and where are they going to find more money in Washington to further subsidize these programs? Their solution is despicable. Just to summarize it the maximum loan isn’t 20 million dollars anymore. It’s not 10 million or even one. It’s $25,000. This is a akin to you winning the lottery, saving your family and their home and just sitting waiting for the check to do it. Instead of the $100,000 that you won they said you a hundred bucks and say sorry we ran out of money. I got to call BS on that too. If you look at the accompanying chart you’ll see the amount of employees and the amount of money that’s been lent to these companies.
Keep in mind two things. These charts AR not scientific they are based on polls.as I scan the charts the first thing that hits my eye is the proportion of the amount of money that was asked for by the business as opposed to their gross dollar intake. A lot of it seems disproportionate to me.in other words these companies are asking for too much money but the flip side is is their owners are guaranteeing the money with good credit. If these companies are not getting the money where is the money going? Remember, only two and a half percent of these loan applications have actually been funded. Right next to that chart is the received EIDL GRANTS. This stupidity guaranteed advances on every single PPP loan requested at a minimum of $10,000. That part it itself reaches the outer limits of absurdity.
To guarantee loan applicants $10,000 before their credit was checked and their loans were approved could be construed as negligence by the law makers that conceptualized this program. Based on a small sampling even this incredible screw up didn’t work the way it was promised. The average payment speed of these grants what’s 14 days so far. The median company size is seven employees and the median Grant size is $7,000. This is something I saw coming all along. I’m talking about the EIDL GRANTS. I never saw the PPP system screwing up but it did. So now you have hundreds and thousands of people, perhaps billions sitting and waiting for their Grant. Yet it’s never going to happen and the worst part about this is that there is a clause in this bill that the president signed that guarantees the advances within 3 days. The administrators of this program at the SBA have broken the law. I could play this game all day long and take it on a long road of finger-pointing forever. As more time passes more information will come out. What incredible gross negligence.
And by the way. One half of 1% of the people that requested a grant have received one. All of this makes me wonder. Where exactly did the disconnect start? Are lawmakers living such an incredibly protected existence since the day their daddies bought them through college that they don’t understand how money and business works? Or, in the alternative, are they just too freaking stupid to understand, or are they just playing politics and don’t really give a spit? Where is all this allocated money going? We are talking about 350 billion dollars out of a 3 trillion-dollar total allotment of government funds put out there there to save and bolster the economy during this incredibly tough time.
Is this just a case of gross malfeasance or is it a case of fingers in the cookie jar. Nobody knows that, YET! There are a couple of things that I know for sure. There haven’t been enough mainstream complaints for the government to have to come out and make a statement about this.YET! It really doesn’t matter at this point if this is stupidity or something a whole lot worse.YET! You can rest assured that no matter what’s caused this problem that neither our president or any member of his cabinet, or any Democrat or Republican on the hill has any urge or inclination to discuss this. This is our government working for us. So let’s get back to basics for a moment here.