The supply chain crisis is a very real dilemma that’s already ricocheting across the country. In real time, grocery stores are reporting that shortages on goods and labor are present.
Goods shortages means that Americans will have a harder time finding things like beef jerky, bacon, pet food, lunchables, and other essentials. Labor shortages mean that grocery stores and other establishments are losing money, therefore forcing them to raise prices on customers.
Many Americans are not pleased with this; it marks yet another crisis that has come up with the Biden administration controlling the federal government. Now, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is under fire amid the aforementioned supply chain problems, per Washington Examiner.
Seeking Accountability and Solutions
As the Secretary of Transportation, the present supply chain crisis is happening under Buttigieg’s watch. This why many Republicans are now holding his feet to the fire and demanding accountability and solutions.
A common view amongst Republicans now is Buttigieg ultimately lacks the knowledge and experience to serve as Transportation Secretary. Some are now saying Buttigieg only got this job because of his support for Biden after the primaries of the 2020 presidential election.
The supply chain disruption is a crisis. This will impact every American, especially those who can least afford it.
It's past time for President Biden and Pete Buttigieg to explain what they're doing about this.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) October 11, 2021
In a recent interview, Buttigieg declared certain ports in the United States are getting back to normal. However, the Transportation Secretary also professed that current supply chain issues could persist for years on end before the crisis is fully averted.
A lot of the criticism deals with the fact that Buttigieg has been heavily promoting Biden’s spending bill. He’s been doing this as the issues with supply chain mount; therefore, there’s a thought process that says Buttigieg should have been more focused on his job and less concerned with pushing Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending bill.
What Comes Next?
In nearly nine months, the Biden administration hasn’t demonstrated a shred of integrity, responsibility, or accountability. Therefore, it stands to reach that this pattern will persist. Of course, Biden will try to sweep it under the rug and spin this as good news, just like he tried to do with the September 2021 jobs report.
The supply chain crisis is another issue to arise under the Biden administration and before the 2022 midterms. It’s yet another reason why this White House is not fit to be running the country.
NEW statement from Log Cabin on Secretary Pete Buttigieg MIA during the supply chain crisis.
"It’s clear he doesn’t respect the gravity of his job, but even if he had showed up for work, it wouldn’t have made a difference."
Full statement here https://t.co/qg572Avyp6 pic.twitter.com/8QqJBQTtcY
— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) October 15, 2021
If current patterns persist, then the supply chain crisis will be followed by more issues and calamities that the Biden administration attempts to sweep under the rug. Right now, the only hope is for Republicans to take back Congress and ensure nothing this administration tries to pass through sees the light of day.
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