Trump’s first big mistake is his effort to socialize capitalism. 

Bailing out businesses large or small, as previous administrations have done is a mistake. 

We must allow capitalism to function as efficiently as possible, without government intervention, to ensure the best possible outcome for our country and the world.

When you provide a safety net (a bailout), which is a socialist concept, it just encourages more risky business behavior making business conditions, in the end, worse than it was before.

Bailouts on top of bailouts will create the perfect storm for a disastrous economic meltdown.

Capitalism has been proven to be the best economic system in the world, which provides for the most efficient use of resources (land, labor and capital) as possible.

We know that with a healthy capitalist system, those who do not use resources efficiently soon will go out of business, and be replaced by a company that does a better job. 

President Trump is trying to help those who have been affected by the COVID-19, but he will find that there will be no end to those who have been affected, which will make it impossible to achieve his goal. 

He needs to allow the capitalist system to work naturally as cruel as it may be, and the outcome to our country and all mankind will be as good as it can be.

Our president and our legislators need to stop, and reverse this out-of-control spending before it’s too late. 

Tom Stoll

Apple Creek