Rep. Jim Jordan Gives Biden All The Credit For The Supply Chain Crisis
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the ”messed-up” policies of President Joe Biden and the Democrats are to blame for the supply chain crisis, among other national problems.
The supply chain crisis is ”created by the Biden policies. I don’t know that this administration has done one thing right,” Jordan said on Tuesday’s “Spicer & Co”
”Think about this one thing Democrats typically do well — spend other people’s money. Spend taxpayer money. They can’t even do that right. They can’t get their act together on that, so they haven’t done anything right, and we’re seeing it in the supply chain. The cost of goods and services just continues to go up because they’re messing up every policy you can.”
Currently, there are hundreds of ships each carrying thousands of cargo containers with an estimated $106,400,000,000 in merchandise and supplies in a holding pattern around the nation’s ports looking for a slip to dock and unload.
Many of the ships have been circling ports for up to three months, then once they unload, they may have to wait to get the containers to their final destinations.
”They’re not coming to get their freight,” Griff Lynch, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, told The New York Times. ”We’ve never had the yard as full as this.”
The labor shortage has crippled the entire process as there are fewer people to get the ships unloaded, fewer train engineers, and truck drivers to get the goods to warehouses around the country, and fewer people to stock and sell the merchandise at wholesale and retail locations, leaving store shelves empty in many places.
”When you pay people not to work, you shouldn’t be surprised when you can’t find workers,” Jordan said. ”When you fire people in distribution centers, in factories, working as a longshoreman, when you fire people because they won’t get a shot, even if they had COVID and have natural immunity when you do that, it shouldn’t surprise you when you have shortages.”
Some U.S. manufacturers said they are waiting up to 92 days to get the components and raw materials needed to assemble products.
The shortages during this year’s holiday season will likely hurt many businesses, not only causing a drop in revenue, but also unhappy customers.
Additionally, the cost of shipping merchandise rose from $2,000 per container pre-pandemic to $20,000 now, an expense that will likely add to the cost of many items and increase inflation.
”This is this is what happens when you have terrible leadership and terrible policies and they come together,” he said. ”You get the chaos we now see in every policy area across the board.”