Varney: Dallas salon owner defying coronavirus rules shows 'real pain' of business owners
Varney: Coronavirus response at a turning point
FOX Business’ Stuart Varney argues many business owners are facing the dilemma of opening or going bankrupt.
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FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, in his latest “My Take,” argues that a hair salon owner disobeying coronavirus restrictions shows the "real pain" of business owners in America.
President Trump announced on Wednesday that the White House coronavirus task force will continue indefinitely, with a new focus on vaccines, therapies, and restarting the economy.
“That’s a pivot, a shift,” Varney said.
Trump's announcement comes on the heels of a Dallas salon owner serving a week in jail for defying coronavirus lockdown restrictions and reopening too soon.
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Varney believes the country is at a turning point in the coronavirus response, shifting from control to opening up.
“The Dallas case shows how intensely business owners feel about opening up and putting food on the table. That's what Shelley Luther told the judge," he said. "Defying the shutdown rules, she had opened her salon to feed her family. She had no income because of the shut-down, and had not received government help."
Luther publicly tore up a cease-and-desist order and was hauled into court.
"'Apologize!’ said the judge. ‘No’ said Ms. Luther. ‘If you think the law is more important than kids getting fed, then please go ahead with your decision.’ That got her seven days in jail and a $7,000 fine.
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