Following Biden’s election a year ago, the administration’s mismanagement of COVID via vaccine mandates has made it difficult to find the labor to operate shipping ports. In addition, the truck drivers are staying home in protest of the vaccine mandates, hampering the movement of the products when eventually unloaded. In reaction to the much less deadly Omicron variant, the CCP has nevertheless decided to shut down major shipping ports, which is guaranteed to significantly disrupt the global supply of everyday products worldwide.
Supply Chain Crisis
They claimed that the empty shelves and the bottleneck at the ports resulted from Americans spending and buying like never before. Well, the numbers are in for retail sales in December, and like everything else this week, the numbers do not favor the Administration. The retail sales for December were actually down 1.7% from 2020, which was a disappointing holiday season. So if sales were down, inflation up, the shelves empty, and the ships out of sight but still stacked up outside our ports, how did Joe and Pete save Christmas?
On Wednesday, Brandon declared that the supply chain is in “very strong shape” as America heads into the Christmas season. During the speech, Biden said “It’s not because of luck. We averted potential crisis by figuring out what needed to get fixed, and then we brought the people together to do the hard work of fixing it.”
Working from the bottom up, folks learn how to address problems within the context of their own community’s traditions and values. Think Edmund Burke here. And as the problems they confront grow larger they can draw on their own experience of what actually works in the real world to address these larger problems. But always knowing there are tradeoffs.
Biden, Harris, and all the Democrats are playing a serious game. They are hoping to slide through transformative legislation while they have the power to do so. They know the clock is clicking down to 2022, and all indications are a change to Republican control of the House and possibly the Senate. The only way they can pull this off is darkness. Darkness is half the country being unaware of what is happening.