The Democrats in the White House knew before taking the oath of office that America suffered significant supply chain disruption. Manufacturing plants struggled to get materials, consumers saw empty shelves at retail outlets, while farmers and ranchers worried about getting yields to market. In a move only a member of the Washington, D.C., swamp would pull, Joe Biden presented all the trappings of doing something, while doing nothing.
Among Joe Biden’s latest scams is the formation of a so-called “Supply Chain Task Force” claiming to cure the ills of transportation and materials dysfunction. Biden’s handlers prepared documents for him to sign back in February that established the farcical working group. Adding insult to injury, the White House released a “Final Report” in June congratulating themselves.
“Stemming from that effort, the Biden-Harris Administration has already begun to take steps to address supply chain vulnerabilities,” the Final Report states. The following is included on Biden’s completely false list of accomplishments.
- Drastically expanded the manufacture of vaccines and other essential supplies, enabling more than 137 million Americans to get fully vaccinated.
- Identify improvements in supply chain management practices that can strengthen the semiconductor supply chain.
- Expansion of the largest rare earth element mining and processing company outside of China.
Truth be told, former President Donald Trump already put a blueprint in place to develop, produce, and distribute the Covid shot. The constant lies and misinformation coming out of the Biden Administration prompted a lack of trust. Essentially, Biden botched it.
In terms of rare earth elements, it was the Obama-Biden administration’s policies that shuttered America’s rare earth element mines. Joe just lost a treasure trove that exists in Afghanistan. These days, China is negotiating for mining rights, and the U.S. is not even in the room.
In terms of semiconductors, American workers are suffering layoffs because North American automobile and heavy-duty truck manufacturers cannot get chips. General Motors, Ford, and others have announced extended plant closures in recent weeks because modern vehicles require semiconductors. GM shuttered upwards of eight North American plants, and Ford expanded a one-week layoff to fourteen days. It’s entirely likely Ford employees could spend more time on unemployment. A Ram Truck plant in Michigan closed, and an Illinois Jeep facility followed suit. Despite the economy seemingly churning back up, the auto industry has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. That’s largely because it won’t unless aggressive measures are taken to restore supply chains.
Another troubling trend involves farmers and ranchers raising concerns that livestock and produce may not arrive at processing plants and distribution centers in a timely fashion. The American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter to Biden’s USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
“We are now in our 18th month of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, our nation has witnessed vulnerabilities throughout the supply chain that haven’t been seen before,” Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall reportedly stated. “Supplies of farm inputs like crop protectants, fertilizers, and seeds have been difficult to obtain, and expensive to purchase. Highway transportation of farm products and supplies is more expensive and less available today than pre-pandemic levels, and timely maritime transport of value-added agricultural exports is frustrated, at best.”
U.S. containers ports are reportedly overrun with imports, and cargo ships are anchored at sea waiting to unload. In the midst of this systemic disaster, Joe Biden pulled a page out of Obama’s media-friendly playbook. He’s “ordering a full review” of the situation. That’s what Obama told Americans right after we found out ISIS wasn’t a “JV team.”
Everyday Americans are experiencing excessive inflation because Joe Biden failed to act on a logistics challenge before it became a crisis. The backlog of goods and materials, high price of fuel, and reluctance to provide transportation for farmers and ranchers are reasons why the country has taken giant steps backward. Joe Biden will continue to lie, and the fake news media will swear to those lies.