Let’s face it.
President Biden is no rocket scientist, and his long history of being wrong on almost everything he touches is obvious.
But can someone help me understand his latest move that makes no sense to me at all?
Biden previously stated that he would attempt to solve the supply chain problem.
His first move — claiming that the Port of LA was going to work 24/7 – had not been achieved yet and he has not seemed to do anything useful to solve the situation. Indeed, after he said this, there were a record amount of ships waiting to off load their goods at the Ports of Long Beach and LA — 100 ships total.
But now, he is saying they’re going to be fining these ships who are stuck within the logjam.
The Biden White House is hopeful that new fines imposed on these carriers will solve the jammed supply lines, CNBC says.
These companies are stuck without any option, and Joe Biden just wants to punish them more.
Isn’t this simply punishing the victims of this problem, in part created by federal mandates and other government rules as well as other issues they have no control over? How does fining these companies speed up solving this problem? They still must do something with their freight. What are they supposed to do? Toss their cargo containers into the sea?
And, if you increase their expenses, which are already getting out of control, you will raise their costs, then for the products and eventually for American consumers. So, the prompt response from these ships and companies would be to stop moving goods as much, increasing all the national shortages and possibly having new ones that we have not had yet. Exactly how is this hard to grasp? Moreover, Joe Biden is doing this right as we reach the holiday season. What a terrible mess.
The Biden ‘solution’ to fix things always seems to be: hide or cover it up, don’t really fix it. He just wishes to remove the videos and photos of ships waiting that are circulating on social media, not make things better.
Author: Steven Sinclaire