The Biden administration is now warning Americans “there will be things that people can’t get” this Christmas. Why? The White House has now added a shipping crisis to its growing failures that will keep many beloved items from appearing on shelves or from being available online for shoppers this year.
Forget Black Friday. We’re no longer concerned someone will get up earlier than we will and buy the last big screen television. Under Biden’s leadership, we’re wondering if there will be anything on the shelves to buy.
Last year, America chose Amazon and other online retailers like never before as the pandemic keep many home in fear over the pandemic. Now millions of Americans have returned to stores, but they might not like what they find.
And the shipping crisis may not be the reality mainstream media claims. It’s not just a shortage of workers due to COVID-19. It appears there are plenty of workers, but still no movement of many of the containers that usually move through America’s ports. There seems to be either a disorganized response to shipping, or perhaps an even more sinister intentional sabotage of the shipping system.
A reported 90 percent of the world’s trade ships by sea, with 70 percent in containers. In addition, America is heavily dependent on imports for many goods, particularly retail items from China and Southeast Asia. From toys to lamps to watches, very few of our items are made in the USA. Instead, they’re crossing the Pacific in containers on their way to our favorite retailers.
But now these retailers are stuck as their suppliers are either catching up back at the factory, or more commonly now, have containers floating at sea with nowhere to dock.
Have you seen store shelves lately? Seen some signs about “supply shortages” at your favorite restaurant or coffee shop? We’re increasingly looking like a third-world country limited to a small number of choices that people fight over.
As kids, many of us saw the pictures of Russia where people would go to nearly empty stores. We would think about how terrible that must be. Well, now we’re the nearly on par with the deceased communist nation dealing with shortages, and are beginning to see how it feels.
We’re not at the embargo level yet, but it’s starting to look more like it every day under Biden’s disastrous leadership. When the White House is asked to explain itself, Biden won’t even answer. Those who answer for him instead tell Americans you might just have to do without.
That’s not leading. That’s losing. Our nation is, or at least was, the world’s leader when it came to business. But that has now changed. We’re giving up, giving in, and going down with Biden steering the ship. We need new leadership, and 2024 is too far away. We may need a Christmas miracle if we hope to see our shelves filled for this holiday season.