Once again, the federal government is “coming to the rescue” by offering a fourth stimulus package. On Nov. 19, the House of Representatives passed President Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act. This is to be paid out on top of your income tax return. Ultimately, what this is going to do is extend the unemployed’s ability to continue not working and consequently keep businesses understaffed.

The unemployment created by the government shutdown of businesses was the impetus for millions of small businesses to close their doors for good. Even large retailers like Pier 1 Imports, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, and others had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of the pandemic. Now that people are realizing that the COVID-19 survival rate is extremely high, something the media consistently neglects to report, consumers are going out and living a normal life. The only problem is, many of the restaurants and stores they once frequented are gone. Those that survived are now short-staffed because it is more profitable to remain unemployed.

Anthony Cristo is a high school English teacher in San Antonio, husband and Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in district 34 of Texas.

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