Much discussed – and rightly so – is the Joe Biden-made disaster that is our frozen supply chain.
We are a very large geographical country – with 330+ million people contained herein. We require lots of stuff to get by day-to-day.
To service this landmass of humanity, we have developed a very intricate, interworking web of boats and planes, trucks and trains, cars, and even bikes and bicycles to get things to people who need or want them. This is the supply chain.
It is a marvel of free-market, private-sector ingenuity. But when we have a President this opposed to free market, private sector ingenuity – things rapidly grind to a halt.
About which we warned in August 2020….
Every aspect of our supply chain is now under attack.
The chain requires lots and lots of oil and gasoline. Biden’s government is assaulting every aspect of their extraction, processing, and delivery.
The chain requires lots of people working to ensure everything is delivered – The Chain Gang if you will. Biden’s government is paying people quite generously to do nothing – so why would they look to get paid to do something?
And lots of people who are willing to work – but not willing to subject themselves to experimental, highly problematic, and ineffectual vaccines for a virus with a 99+% survival rate? Biden’s government is forcing them out of work by the millions.
The chain is being damaged – way up the technology ladder. We are suffering a massive semiconductor chip shortage. This means the government is going to allegedly spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure, but won’t actually be able to upgrade or update a whole lot of the infrastructure or the machines to repair or build the infrastructure.
Biden’s government is hyper-regulating everyone and everything.
He is eviscerating the value of our money – causing everything to artificially cost more and more, as we make less and less.
And he is looking to dramatically increase taxes on the companies that make the supply chain work.
The chain can only take so much government sand – before the gears grind to a halt. And here we are.
But fear not – Biden’s on the case…in his way. Get this:
By “on the case?” We mean he’s saying a problem he’s caused that we’ve had for months – may start to be a problem in a few months.
Hey Clueless Joe – where have you been?
Some of the things of which we are short in this government-induced pinch – we can wait on a bit. It’s awful for the people who design, manufacture, deliver and sell these things – but the broader population can do without for a little while.
Of course, a lot of the things of which we are short – are life staples.
And nothing is a bigger life staple – than food. Uh oh….
“The ongoing global supply chain disruption is becoming a bona fide crisis. Already, strains on the supply chain are prompting many of the nation’s biggest food manufacturers to give a heads up to giant grocery store chains that they are going to have trouble keeping up with demand….
“Basics…are, in all likelihood, going to be hard to come by….”
We’ve warned for many years that the government’s serial mass abuse of our farmers and ranchers has created a highly tenuous food supply chain situation.
Too many taxes, too many regulations – and too many terrible trade deals.…
We’ve been teetering on a knife’s edge – for a very long time. And then along comes Biden.
And now our grocery store shelves – are getting empty.
What we need to feed us – is massive rollbacks of Biden’s very many ridiculous policies. And of a whole lot of other ridiculous government policies.
Unfortunately, that is nowhere on the Biden menu.
Originally published by Less Government. Republished with permission.