During this time of viral crisis, the great American machine appears before us as two horses, with their tails tied together, running in opposite directions.
One horse is searching for a treatment, a cure, or a vaccine to repent COVID-19. The other horse is the American economy, pulling ever harder toward amending our social distancing in order to keep the velocity of currency running at an adequate clip.
These two raw requests must somehow pull each other in unison to a safe footing. Perhaps the economy horse allows the medicine horse to win first, and then drag that now-cured stallion back toward profitability and prosperity.
Or perhaps both horses tread track while hovering in that safe zone?
Governor Greg Abbott, in true Texas fashion, is giving our figurative fiscal foal a healthy spur to the ribs.
Abbott said, “Next week, I will be providing an executive order, talking about what will be done in Texas about reopening Texas businesses also in a way that will be safe for that economic revitalization. We will focus on protecting lives while restoring livelihoods. … We can do both.”
Every state and city is dealing with a slightly unique virus experience, so it is best to check with local authorities in your area as to the current guidelines, but this could be some undeniably good news for a nation ready to get back to work.