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.
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?