It appears the Biden Administration concocted another scheme to make themselves appear competent and expect the complicit dishonest media to carry their tainted water. But even a cursory look at the timeline regarding major retailers taking proactive measures to resolve the White House’s failure to untangle supply chains proves Joe Biden is lying.
On Wednesday, Oct.13, Joe Biden’s handlers had him read scripted remarks indicating the Democrat was bringing pressure to bear to resolve the worst supply chain crisis in a generation.
“Never again should our country and our economy be unable to make critical products we need because we don’t have access to materials to make that product,” Biden read off a teleprompter. “Never again should we have to rely too heavily on one company or one country or one person in the world, particularly when countries don’t share our values when it comes to labor and environmental standards.”
The Democrat occupying the Oval Office went as far as to threaten major retailers such as Walmart and delivery corporations including FedEx and UPS, among others.
“If the private sector doesn’t step up, we’re going to call them out,” Biden reportedly said.
Despite his disgraceful threats and attempts to blame private companies for his failures, DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been taking what amounts to a “maternity leave” since mid-August. The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor has largely ignored the crisis.
Biden’s remarks come after outfits such as Walmart, Home Depot, Costco, and Target, among others already implemented a strategy to circumnavigate disastrously backed up West Coast ports such as Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Wall Street Journal published a report on Oct. 10 outlining how these and other corporations were overcoming logistical challenges.
“Walmart Inc., Home Depot Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., and Target Corp. — some of the biggest U.S. retailers by revenue — are among the companies that are paying for their own chartered ships as part of wider plans to mitigate the disruptions, a costly and unattainable option for most companies,” the Wall Street Journal reported three days before Biden’s announcement. “But the charters provide the big retailers with a way to work around bottlenecks at ports such as Los Angeles, by rerouting cargo to less congested docks such as Portland, Ore., Oakland, Calif., or the East Coast. It also could help retailers ensure that key products such as electronics and décor arrive for the holiday season.”
Adding to Lyin’ Joe Biden’s deceitful attempt to take credit for the determined efforts of business leaders, the White House floated another phony solution in its messaging. Joe Biden’s handlers had him announce the administration was pushing the Port of Los Angeles to operate 24-7.
Truth be told, the Los Angeles facility was in a holding pattern, waiting on the results of the Port of Long Beach’s decision to open an additional four nights per week. Long Beach saw zero container pickups during extended overnight hours, and logistics experts see the expansion as a failure. At the time, a record 62 cargo ships were anchored off the coast and the extended hours had no effect on the logjam. As of this writing, this number has eclipsed 80. Many point to California’s hostile business climate and recent anti-independent trucker laws such as AB5 for the freight hauling problems.
The dishonest liberal media was pleased to run headlines indicating Joe Biden had a plan to solve supply chain disruptions that add to consumer inflation. If Joe Biden were Pinocchio, his nose would reach the cargo ships off the California coast.