Big business should close, small businesses should stay open

They have the resources to weather the storm. I don’t.

I would love to respond to Rich Elfers column (“Take a stance, offer suggestions and make your voice heard”) in the July 15 edition of the paper. In his article he points out that many people have the opinion that Inslee is doing a terrible job. Mr. Elfers asked for suggestions as to how Inslee could do a better job. Mr. Elfers suggests that rather than simply saying it’s a bad job add some constructive criticism.

Here is my response:

These are very unprecedented times no one can envy Gov. Inslee’s job. The decisions he is making are very difficult.

Inslee is continually making changes to limit people’s exposure to one another.

What is a small business? The definition of a small business is a business that it is limited in size. So why has the governor not made an effort to limit the population to only the use of small businesses for their sources of goods and services?

In Mr. Elfers’ article he points out that “most big corporations have enough resources to weather financial difficulties longer than small businesses”.

I suggest the governor close any business that has a large capacity and force the population to only use small businesses. The big businesses will be just fine whereas the small businesses are struggling.



Sean McDonald


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