Swimming in a sea of mediocrity and excess pork: The US Cares Act

March 25th 2020, the United States Congress passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act”. It was a $2.2 trillion dollar tax pay funded bail out as a result of a stalled economy from shelter in place orders at the national, state and local level. Of the $2.2 trillion dollars allocated via the US Cares Act[1], $349 billion dollars were allocated to the “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP) [2], a forgivable loan program for “small business owners” which allocates up to $10 million dollars to cover (primarily)…