Shutdown Prompts Owner Of McLaren’s Irish Pub To Pen Open Letter To Governor Carney

The owner of McLaren’s Irish Pub pens an open letter to Governor Carney.

Governor John Carney:
You asked us to help you, we did.
You asked us to close our business, we did.
You asked us to stay home, we did.

You asked us to continue to stay at home, we are.
So here I am, at home, waiting.
You told us don’t worry unemployment will come, it hasn’t.
You told us don’t worry grants are coming, they haven’t.
You told us don’t worry forgivable loans are coming, they haven’t.
So here I am, at home waiting.

I wait alongside most of my fellow small business owners, those self-employed and independent contractors.
A massive number of DE residents who are waiting for the Delaware Department of Labor unemployment phone lines to open for us, waiting for loan approvals, waiting for action, not repetitive talking points.
All of these programs, we are at the back of the line for.
So here we wait. While bills come daily, savings continuously dwindling and still doing our part. It is time you do yours.
It is an inconceivable expectation to close unessential business halting all income and expect us to survive. We need to pay our bills and put food on the table.
Without immediate action, you are leaving us no options. How are we to survive? We deserve an answer. Coming soon is no longer acceptable!
Feel free to share as I hope this reaches the Governor. We are all in this together. God Bless.

Michael McLaren

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