The political blame game in the midst of a pandemic might mot be as important as confronting the reality: The Trump Economic boom has now been erased by COVID-19. Kansas City and the nation now confront a recession. Here are a few links from "many sides" of the debate along with local resources . . .
MR. MARKET RUINS PREZ TRUMP'S BRAGGING POINT!!!
The Trump stock rally, which at its peak a month ago was robust and seemingly unending, has completely evaporated.
Double Dose Of Relief???
The White House is moving forward with a proposed $1 trillion coronavirus package that would infuse Americans' bank accounts with two rounds of direct cash payments. The Trump administration is seeking $250 billion in payments to Americans starting April 6, followed by another $250 billion cash payment round beginning May 18, according to the working draft of the plan obtained by Fox Business Network.
Fairfax & Claycomo Stop Work
Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler, are shutting down North American production because of the coronavirus. The decision impacts thousands of Ford and GM workers in the Kansas City metro.There are around 9,000 auto workers in the metro between the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, and the Ford Claycomo plant.
Perfect Village Helps Out
Asbury United Methodist Church SOURCE: Asbury United Methodist Church Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kansas, said it set up shelves of nonperishable food items outside the main church entrance for anyone struggling to get food during the coronavirus outbreak.The church said it is accepting donations of soup, pasta, and other nonperishable food items for those in need.
Feeding The NextGen
With schools closed in the Kansas City metro - some for the rest of the year - local school districts are working to continue providing meals for students during the coronavirus pandemic. The Shawnee Mission School District, which will close all school buildings for the rest of the year under an order Tuesday from Kansas Gov.
Double Talk After EPIC Layoff Numbers Scare Economists
The U.S. will not see unemployment levels of 20 percent, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin clarified Wednesday, just one day after issuing a stark warning about the economic effects of the coronavirus if Congress did not agree on the White House stimulus package.
Kansas City Resources For Emergency Assistance
Photo by Masaaki Komori It is rough out there. It's not so great in here either. Everyone needs a little help right now. So in working with some local businesses, we've put together some very handy links and resources for those of you whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 fallout.
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