The Biden-Harris maladministration wants to hurt middle America with rising gas and energy costs, as well as inflation that acts as a silent but deadly tax on Americans. That is the only logical explanation for the lack of willpower and action by the anti-President and Walmart greeter in chief Joe Biden. If he did want to relieve the pressure and stress on our wallets, he could do what Donald Trump did: unequivocally support American manufacturing and trade.
But that would make the Democrats look more stupid and evil than they look right now.
A network of wholesale and retail stores is in a state of emergency. Things like chicken and cups and hot sauce are getting cut off. Our economy is in a freefall. Ships are stuck at sea. Warehouses and ports are emptying their freight. Biden, a dementia riddled sock puppet for Democrat policies, is lowering fuel prices by seven whole cents and sacrificing our strategic reserves in the process.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg posts inept messages and stresses over bigoted comments, but he cannot find the time to do anything about the supply chain crisis.
American ranchers are watching their products get ruined. They cannot get their products out of the country. Supply-side demand is not being met by production. Stories about Asian ships that emptied their freight to avoid stacking their compartments with American merchandise are circulating. Products from rural America are not being transported back to China. Instead, they are deadheading back empty to reload with more things to sell to American businesses.
In a rare case of the legislature trying to get stuff done, Congress may have an answer. Last week the House passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. In an uncommon demonstration of bipartisanship, the bill moves to the Senate after a 364-60 vote in favor of it.
Republican Representative Dusty Johnson (SD) said that the bill explicitly addresses Chinese and other cargo ships that victimize and destroy American freight unjustifiably. He explained that some ships offload merchandise in US ports. But rather than reloading and returning to home ports with cargo that supports a balance of fair trade, they run back to Asia so they can take more merchandise back to the US. This law would require that these vessels transport American products to sell abroad.
Products such as South Dakota cheese and Iowa pork are being wasted. Asian customers like their pork chilled and never frozen. Therefore a quick turnaround time to take the product to market is essential.
Products are being dropped. 80% of agricultural shipments out of ports in the South were wasted in October. It is insane when we have our own needs in this country. But our supply chain is based on a cyclical relationship with other nations. And Johnson explained that the Ocean Shipping Reform Act would avoid protectionism and empower fair exchange with Asia by requiring reciprocal trade.
Good luck, Congress. Trying to get China to follow the rules has been challenging. And Joe Biden is not the strong president who can enforce laws prohibiting American freight dismissal. It always comes down to executive integrity and discretion. However, suppose the bill expands the effectiveness of our internal supply chain and strengthens the inventory network. In that case, it may encourage US businesses to pick up the slack and begin manufacturing some of these products.
Productivity is compensated for Asian ships. But the key is how vital information exchange is, and data tracking can be set up to cause the entire framework to work significantly better. Using blockchain technology could supplant the Chinese tracking model and use a better system against them.