Paycheck to Paycheck
I asked the famously outspoken county commissioner if anything that’s happened in the last month has changed his mind. Ohio has come in far under the number of COVID-19 cases originally predicted. So far, there have only been six cases confirmed in Scioto County.
Crabtree said that he still thinks it is irresponsible to shut everything down without some kind of plan in place to take care of citizens. “This was something that was sprung on us at the last minute.”
He said he understood the stress of families who are forced to live paycheck to paycheck. “Back in the day, if you worked a job back in the private sector, you were expected to be there sick or well. Many times in my early career I worked when I was absolutely sick as a dog. I did that. Not because I didn’t know I shouldn’t have been there. I did that because I had to have that paycheck. A lot of people are in that position today.”