Biden Becomes the Grinch who Stole Christmas by Blundering Port Logistics
No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this Christmas you might not get what you want from Santa this year. Experts sounded the alarm this week on the upcoming Christmas crisis, in which Americans won’t be able to get presents for their kids because store shelves will be empty.
Amid the backlash the White House announced a plan to try to improve shipping services. The nation’s 2 main ports face increased congestion, along with a shortage of truck drivers to bring those goods to warehouses and stores. These problems all stem from policies created by the Biden administration.
“There will be things that people can’t get,” a White House spokesperson admitted this week.
The situation has become so dire that larger retailers are beginning to create their own distribution systems. Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Target and others are now handling their own containers, trucks and other steps to try to overcome the massive delays experienced nationwide.
Former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday that the situation has reached emergency level. He recommended declaring a national emergency to involve the National Guard to handle logistics in America’s ports.
“We need to be aggressive. We have the capabilities. We have the willpower. Somebody just has to make the decision to fix these problems,” Nardelli said.
What once seemed like a temporary traffic jam has now become a crisis as containers pile up at America’s two busiest ports without the ability to move and transport goods efficiently. Biden wants to pass the blame to retailers and private companies, but they are working as hard as ever.
The problem appears to be the regulations at the ports. When container ships are made to wait or workers face delays before being able to move containers, those times add up. Instead of incentives to speed up shipping, the new regulations have led to another Biden crisis.
There is also a shortage of truck drivers willing to transport these goods out of these ports. Biden’s vaccine mandate has pushed even more drivers out of the industry. Shipping CEO’s were sounding this alarm months ago. Eric Fuller, Chief Executive of U.S. Xpress Enterprises said back in early September, “We’re in an industry where we can’t afford any fallout. We don’t have enough drivers today!”
White House officials also admitted that inflation has outpaced wage increases and made it hard for American families to buy everything they need. Labor Department data shows that Americans made 0.9% less per house on average in August than they did one year prior.
“We recognize that it has pinched families who are trying to get back to some semblance of normalcy as we move into the later stages of the pandemic,” said a senior White House official.
The Biden administration has now promised to address the situation, but if their solution is anything like the way they addressed the border crisis or withdrawal from Afghanistan, we’re in for some serious trouble.
Maybe Biden will put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of shipping like he did with her at the border. She could hire some paid actors and address root causes of shipping problems by holding virtual meetings with foreign leaders.
That would be about right for our non-sensical leftist White House at the moment. That’s if Biden is even in the real White House. He might just be at the staged one down the street if he’s not in Delaware again putting a lid on the day after reading a teleprompter for five minutes.
We need some real leadership to address the shipping crisis. Many fear that’s a Christmas wish that won’t come true.