Billionaire Tilman Fertitta told CNBC on Tuesday that ending the $600-per-week federal unemployment supplement will impair the U.S. economy’s recovery from coronavirus-induced damage.
“You’re going to see this economy go backwards when we cut out this $600 a week,” Fertitta, chairman and CEO of restaurant giant Landry’s, said on “Power Lunch.”
Fertitta, who also owns the NBA’s Houston Rockets, said the weekly check — which comes on top of state-level benefits — has been a major catalyst for consumer spending during the nation’s Covid-19 outbreak. And that spending has in turn created additional jobs, Fertitta argued. Read more…
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<h2>Icarus TV</h2> <p>Landry's chairman and CEO Tilman Fertitta calls into 'Power Lunch' to discuss his thoughts on the GOP stimulus package. </p>https://youtu.be/L_lzVuRxoys