Republicans worked to ensure that the new COVID-19 stimulus billwould ensure a corporate tax break so that multi-national corporations can write off their martinis at lunch.
The Washington Post reported Sunday evening that the ‘three-martini lunch’ tax deduction is included as part of the bill. President Donald Trump thinks that the free corporate lunch provision will save the restaurant industry. However, what he doesn’t appear to realize is that if people are working from home, out of fear of contracting the virus, they’re not going to corporate lunches. At the same time, when the outbreak is so severe that restaurants must stop indoor dining again, it’s difficult to have a three-hour business lunch with executives.