By: Konrad Holden
Much of the supply chain disruptions caused by restrictive COVID-19 policies fully supported and even mandated by the Biden Administration. There is a national shortage of truck drivers and shipping barges are starting to pile up in California ports. The Biden administration is trying to fix the problems with more intervention while admitting things most likely won’t be fixed for the Christmas season.
Government intervention rarely creates its promised effect. And usually, it makes things worse.
This was the case especially in the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008.
And it continues to be the case now as the Biden administration continues to monkey with COVID-19 policy.
But it turns out that even the White House doesn’t believe it can fix the supply chain issues it has caused by Christmas. “We are not the postal service, or UPS, or FedEx,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday. “We cannot guarantee. What we can do is use every lever at the federal government’s disposal to reduce delays.”
Psaki did not offer any specific actions to be taken but did say the administration could not make any promises. And even though Biden’s COVID-19 restrictions have contributed to the problem, the administration is complaining about the situation.
This situation and rising fuel prices have put the Biden administration and the whole Democratic Party in a bad light for the upcoming 2022 midterms.
“We can’t overpromise here, and I’m not going to do that from here because there are a lot of issues in the supply chain.” - Press Secretary Jen Psaki