David Marcus writes in The Federalist:
On Saturday President Trump expressed support for the idea, put forth by Fox News’ Dana Perino, of a White House task force focused on reopening the American economy. For several weeks now the White House coronavirus task force, headed up by Vice President Mike Pence has taken center stage as the nation battles the global pandemic. The work of that task force has been superb, but it is limited to the medical front, a second task force focused on the economy would be a welcome addition.
Some experts believe the unemployment rate could reach 30 percent; a number unheard of in living memory. Meanwhile, according to a recent poll 24 percent of small business owners who have seen their shops closed by the nearly nationwide shutdown expect they will never be able to reopen for business.
An economic task force would, for the first time during the crisis, balance the medical concerns with the economic concerns.
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