Amanda Cohen, JIM, Six Billion discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast


Tried everyone. The only one. I haven't tried you try. You mentioned about six months ago. P ronald no p and then i totally forgot about. Pep name is ripple. Yeah how is that. I don't dare say. I thought it was good in front of you. Jim now. you're not. Milk is not built for our reason jim. But i'd like you to try it and then tell me i will. I will try before next time. We're talking corby kummer. And your favorite food reviewer. That's me jim. Brown jared boats here too. Well corby we were. I think we may have spoken about this kind of filtering out but is there have been any update on And actually earlier in the show too in the arts in how money from the government is not filtering down to the arts money. That's intended for restaurants to help them get through the pandemic money. That restaurant tours were were on had banked on practically not coming to them has been any resolution here in interest. Remind us why this has come to pass. This has been blood-curdling story that shows us. The trump era is not over and the division in. This country have not stopped. Why do i start with that. Grandiose opening because here's what the new restaurant revitalization fund administered through the small business administration and passed in march was supposed to do it was a major victory. The independent restaurant coalition led by a people including Amanda cohen who's going to figure in story at Their candy vegetarian restaurant in new york had for a full year. Said restaurants need money. They need financial help. They need billions of dollars from the government. Twenty eight point. Six billion just for restaurants in the restaurant revitalization fund. This was the biggest victory ever and then to make it even better. The biden administration said we are going to open all applications to women people of color and veterans. They were shut out of the paycheck protection. The ppp act the first time Big businesses knock in and they ogden. The vacuumed up the money. We're not making that mistake again. We're going to prioritize women. People of color and veterans and white owned restaurants goaded by fronts including stephen miller the odious former trump adviser Found some white restaurant owners to say. Hey this is prejudice. I'm not gonna get in the back of the line just because then white. I need this money just as much as anyone else did. And in the case of some of the white owners. They didn't need the money as much as anyone else. But they were able to get a ruling that put a halt to all of the handing applications because of course all of them went all the money went pretty soon and then people like amanda cohen. A dirt candy had done a victory dance because not only her case was she one of the leaders who got this asked but she would approved for her loan application and other people that that we've read about people color veterans women and then they got a just kidding memo from the small business administration saying we're sorry this ruling has made us has forced us to reevaluate all the applications in a sort of flying..

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