The hotel industry met with the President today. The airline industry is asking for about $58 billion in subsidies.
What would Wag The Dog‘s Dustin Hoffman say about $58 billion? “This is nothing.”
Hear what he’s saying? Three of the horseman DIED. Two weeks before the end of principal photography. This is NOTHING. This is nothing, this is – this is – this is just, “Act One, The War”. Now we really do need an Act Two.
The hotel industry was happy to offer Act Two: $250 billion. Casinos by the way want a bailout too.
And how about all of the restaurants that are laying off staff and can’t make rent? Bowling alleys, movie theaters, sports stadiums, and… the NBA?
You know the old saying, $100 billion here, $100 billion there, pretty soon you’re talking real money. You know what I say? If we’re going to give Marriott money, at least I want my lifetime elite nights that have been missing from my account since Starwood and Marriott programs merged. That’s not too much to ask, since I’m about to become either their largest shareholder or biggest creditor.