There is no question that the airlines are going to need a bailout. The facts are.
1) They have been hit hard by this crisis.
2) They are only marginally profitable in good times (in spite of customer complaints).
3) They are a critical piece of the infrastructure upon which our economic depends.
4) They employ half a million America workers.
I haven't heard any good arguments against the relevant points. What we hear instead are variants of the following.
- Corporations are evil (irrelevant even if true)
- Airlines don't give me enough seat room (or any other similar reason airlines don't deserve a bailout... which is also irrelevant).
- Only a Trump supporter would say that (because like to see everything as one of two extremes).
Here's what I don't understand. When everything is normal, Democrats put forth a Green New Deal that says we need to cut air travel for climate sustainability.
But then when the airlines are actually going bankrupt, they want to bail them out and keep them running for the sake of the workers.
Well how can you have it both ways? Do you want to keep industries alive for the growth and jobs they generate; or do you want to stop them from harming the climate?
It is basic failure to understand or accept reality. Without taking strong measures, the economy will be damaged and people will lose their jobs.