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Letter to the editor: Time to speak up about reopening state

Series: Coronavirus | Story 132

Last updated 5/27/2020 at 12:24pm

Now we have done it! A recent Bloomberg survey indicates 52% of U.S. small business owners “expect to be out of business within six months.” These are the same small businesses that employed 7 out of 10 people in our nation.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta forecasts a 42.8% drop in Gross Domestic Product. Approximately 38,000,000 people filed unemployment claims. Who is hurt most? People earning $40,000 or less and younger generations. Lockdowns ordered by Gov. Inslee and other governors caused this disaster – the same governors who purport to protect our safety.

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