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This business of the supply chain being “broken” is a joke. The supply chain is not broken. It is being deliberately crippled by the man-boy governor of California, who has forbidden independent truckers or union truckers driving trucks more than three years old (as I understand data from other Ricochetti) from taking loads away from the piers to local distribution points. With the number of union truckers driving new rigs being finite, Mr. Xiden’s “24/7” claims are useless.
This is easily remedied. A real president would jawbone the man-boy governor of California into suspending the regulations for the good of his state and his nation. If this failed, a real president would go on national TV and announce that due to the State of Emergency he had just declared, he was suspending the regs, that he was authorizing the Secretary of Commerce (who would actually be at work, not trying manfully to breastfeed a baby) to seize control of all rigs from Austin to Walla-Walla, that he was diverting the Coast Guard to line the 70 waiting ships up to be offloaded, that he was ordering the Secretary of Defense to divert military resources to the area to assist, etc.
Please don’t argue about the details. The details don’t matter for my purposes; the will to succeed does. Mr. Trump would pull out every card in his capitalist Rolodex to find the right people to do this, would sic his house counsel on finding a legal way to do it, and would find the manpower and trucks. It would get done, just like we got WuFlu vaccines, an embassy in Jerusalem, Justices Kavanaugh and Barrett, and an end to ISIS.
Mr. Xiden just makes a pronouncement, which means nothing.Published in