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One more time, Biden is supposedly going to rescue the country. This time he’s going to solve the supply chain mess. And you’ll never guess what he’s done: He’s “convinced” the port authorities to work 24/7 to unload the containers stuck on ships. Depending on whose estimates you accept, there are 500,000 to 1 million containers waiting to be unloaded.
Biden also boasted about how businesses were going to help him out:
The White House said that FedEx, UPS and Walmart also are committing to increase cargo-processing work hours so that the work never ceases. And Biden called on other major shipping and retail companies to follow.
‘Walmart is committing as much as a 50 percent increase in the use of off-peak hours over the next several weeks,’ Biden said.
‘Additionally, FedEx and UPS, two of our nation’s biggest freight movers, are committing today to significantly increase the amount of goods they’re moving at night… Their commitment to go all in on 24/7 operations means that businesses of all sizes will get their goods on the shelves faster and more reliably.’
I’m finding these commitments quite remarkable. First, there is a shortage of workers all over the country; that would include all kinds of cargo-processing workers, as well as truck drivers, who aren’t permitted to exceed limits on driving hours.
Where are all these executives at the ports and at companies going to find the people to pick up the pace, especially when the backlog is so huge?
Am I missing something? Or is Biden making up stories again?
Maybe I should have made the title “Biden Strikes Out Again.”Published in