It’s becoming clear that another shutdown might have to happen again. And again.

We wanted to highlight a recent article in POLITICO Pro by ZacharKarabell about the “kill-switch effect,” or the abrupt halting of the economy and businesses across the country, and why getting the nation up and running again is not as easy as flipping a switch back to “on.” To wit: 

  • The repercussions are everywhere. Canceled summer camps are a temporary inconvenience for parents but put a year-sized dent in the economies of the small towns that depend on them for local income. The list could go on and on. 
  • “[As] the emergency federal relief programs wind down in the coming weeks, it is difficult to forecast that bad news on the employment front won’t get worse over the summer.” 
  • “It’s also becoming clear that a shutdown, or at least a pause, might have to happen again. And again.” 

 The article can be read as a persuasive argument for why Congress must do more to support a nation that, more likely than not, will need to undergo subsequent shutdowns for future waves of COVID-19 – albeit shutdowns that are more strategically implemented. 

You can read Karabell’s article online. If you would like to learn more about the Coalition or to speak with the members pushing to get America back on track, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected].