You're sadly wasting your time. GV27 just wants to sheet everything home to the government's choices, complexity and other balancing issues be damned and his ideas are premised on a worldview that focuses on only what's good for that individual business and not legal and moral responsibilities towards others. The fundamental point that he keeps ignoring (quite hypocritical for someone prone to supporting political factions which ceaselessly preach a hyper notion of personal responsibility) is that in choosing to get into business and potentially leaving creditors in the lurch should it fail, small business owners have both legal and moral obligations to ensure that creditors are not unreasonably exposed. This means, in practice, that some of these people should be prepared to capitalise or support their small businesses from personal resources.
Excuse me? I am criticising the frankly ridiculous statement by an MP who should know better. I praised the Minister of Finance for his response in the same post. They are in the same party.
You again, ignore the totally unprecedented nature of all revenue dropping away to Nil at three days notice. Five days beforehand, we did not even have an alert system. Are you suggesting that all businesses hoard cash reserves equivalent to two months of overheads and standing costs? Money that could be used to pay down trading finance, pay better wages or expand the business?
You also appear to not understand the wider economy had already slowed down in the lead-up to the Covid19 outbreak. Many business owners would have already have dipped into their own pockets to get through this period.
But please, continue to insist that not having months and months of cash reserves to cover zero dollars of revenue short notice during a once-in-a-lifetime event is somehow reckless trading.
You are welcome to counter me on the points I am actually making, but inventing ridiculous strawman arguments and projecting them to assume my personal political beliefs is tiresome and I won't engage further with it.