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Remember this the next time a billionaire sports owner comes looking for a handout.
Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is the latest to lay off employees or cut their salaries as a result of shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In announcing the cuts Wednesday, Jacobs’ company Delaware North somberly said they came after “difficult and painful deliberations.”
You know what’s actually difficult and painful? A low-wage worker who was barely getting by now having to worry about making ends meet without a paycheck. A mid-level manager who doesn’t have much in savings wondering how long they’re going to be able to cover that rent check or mortgage payment. A senior citizen who worked part-time to supplement what they receive from Social Security having to choose between groceries and their medications.
Jacobs and his family are worth $3.3 billion, according to Forbes….