Less than a year into the Joe Biden administration, the United States faces massive and potentially dangerous shortages of just about everything. Just this week, one of the largest health care providers in the western United States, it’s called Intermountain Healthcare, began soliciting help from its own patients. According to a local news report. Officials at Intermountain Health Care were urging people to “check their closets, attics, and garages for used metal crutches and other walk-assist equipment.” Dr. Joseph Kamerath runs the Intermountain Physical Rehab Operation in the state of Utah. “I’ve never seen this,” he said. “I practice health care in various continents. I recently moved from the Middle East. Every time I come back to practice health care in North America, I’m so grateful for our supply chain that we take for granted. And now all of a sudden, we can see that we can’t order anymore.”
Can’t order anymore. Not a small thing when you run a hospital. Multiply that story, times an entire continent and you begin to understand the current state of the American economy. Hospitals begging for medical equipment. Essential goods unavailable everywhere. Supply chains frozen just months before Christmas. It’s not improving. It could get much worse very quickly. Here’s a snapshot of where we are tonight.
……Yeah, it’s everything. Diapers, pet food, ketchup, bread, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Now the ports, particularly the port of Long Beach and ports in the West Coast, have gotten a lot of attention recently, but the problem is bigger than that. It’s not just crowded ports. The problems begin thousands of miles away. Over the past year, the average time it takes for a container to reach the United States from across the Pacific from Asia has jumped by nearly 50 percent. It was 51 days, now it’s 74 days. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Among other things, that means that most of what you buy in the store or order online is about to become much more expensive. As Fox’s William La Juenesse reported recently, so much of our retail economy now depends on the cost of shipping goods from China.
……So trucking costs just one link in a very long and quite complex chain, trucking costs up nearly twenty-five percent, not including fuel. But of course, in real life, we do include fuel. Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for Americans who don’t live in the urban core. That’s most people. According to AAA, the average price of gasoline per gallon is now $3.30. So to refresh your memory, just a year ago, it was about $2. Now this country has immense energy reserves. Up until recently bragged about being quote energy independent that was going to free us from our dependence on the Middle East.…..
How did we get energy shortages in a country that has more energy than it can consume? Well, that was not accidental. It was entirely intentional. It was the result of policies that came from Washington. And maybe that’s why Joe Biden does not seem upset about it when asked. Now, cars may be a threat to the global climate, but more pressing cars equal physical autonomy. They’re yours. You can take them where you want. And by this point, we know very well where this administration stands on the question of physical autonomy…..
……So, for example, the administration felt that it had to import thousands of unvetted, unvaccinated Afghan refugees. Biden did have a short-term answer. In fact, he described it as a national emergency. It couldn’t wait. Not one moment. And so the Biden White House mobilized the entire US government to get those people into your neighborhood. That was very important to them. But your household budget, how much money you have, whether you can take your kids out for dinner? Who cares? Deal with it legacy American, you have no right to expect more. That’s their position.
So say goodbye to cheap gasoline, probably forever. That was the basis upon which our modern society was structured. That’s why we have suburbs that, by the way, the administration hates what most people enjoy living in. Can’t live in suburbs with gasoline that you can’t afford, and it’s not just gasoline heating oil too. And jet fuel and natural gas and all the other immoral hydrocarbons. Cheap fuel is over in this country, and it’s intentional. Permanent shortages ahead.
……The following construction materials have now been listed as quote delayed, meaning very tough to get. They include adhesives, appliances, copper drywall, electrical equipment, fabricated metals, furniture, HVAC equipment, lumber, PVC pipe, steel and so on. Essentially, pretty much everything. Good luck fixing your house or, for that matter, filling your fridge. Many common goods, the ones you bought in the grocery store last year without thinking about, are now effectively luxury items.
……The main driver of this is that over time we’ve become completely through various administrations, both parties, we’ve become completely dependent on China. The Chinese Chinese Communist Party effectively is our new OPEC with the word they can shut down our economy. At the same time, the ideologues in the White House are raising energy costs. Just in case you thought, maybe we could make up some of the gap in domestic manufacturing, that’s impossible with energy costs this high. You need cheap energy in order to have a manufacturing economy. Period. Ask anyone in the business.
And then to add to this, there is a labor shortage once again, the result of long-term sad trends. But that has been dramatically exacerbated by policies from the Biden White House and that labor shortage is hitting paradoxically at exactly the moment when there’s an unemployment crisis. That is bizarre and it’s scary.
……So to be very clear about these numbers, they have no precedent. Right now at exactly the moment when we need hundreds of factory workers, thousands across the country, you are seeing factory workers walking off the job.
Reporter: well this is certainly no small showing by members of the local union as well as other GE employees who say they’re not just frustrated by the vaccine mandate, they also feel betrayed by the company they say didn’t give them enough time to choose. Ge worker: these factory workers have done a great job of working through covid, and I think this is just a slap in the face to them. Another GE worker: we have been essential for 18 months, and now we went from heroes to zeros. // Reporter: more than 200 Schenectady employees walked out on their General Electric jobs in protest Friday
……So take three steps back what’s going on here? Well, this administration has targeted a very specific portion of the population, targeted them for ideological and political reasons, blue–collar men. The idea is they supported the wrong party, they have retrograde attitudes, they engage in wrong think and we’re going to crush them. And so systematically, they have.
The mandates are only one way in which the Biden administration has decided to hurt this specific group of Americans. The problem is, and this might not be evident to the geniuses who work in the Biden administration, you can’t run a country without these people. They’re the ones who know how to do things, not just report to the H.R. department but fix things, build things, keep the power grid going, fly your airplanes, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. And it’s exactly this group that is being ground to dust beneath the heel of the ideologues in the Biden administration.
……these are the people who are being targeted for pain by the administration. And because no one like this works in the American media, there’s not one person at CNN or MSNBC who has any link to this part of the culture or these kinds of people. This story is essentially going unreported. Why are things not working? Because the people who know how they work are being fired or pushed to the point where they’re walking off the job?
……But these people have no tactile sense of what the country is like. And so instead of answering these most basic problems when you’re running a country, you care if people can take flights across it or if they can afford to drive their own cars or buy ketchup. Instead of answering any of these questions, they’re lecturing us about how we should be delighted that we have a new four-star trans admiral. That’s the prize they’re bringing to us. You voted for us, here’s your trans admiral, be happy.
Among other things, these are totally unserious people. They are purely ideological. They do not care if the actual country, the physical country, comes apart at the seams as long as the population dutifully repeats the correct slogans. Once you understand that, you understand why every day we get some frivolous new announcement about some social justice goal that in the end will not improve the life of a single American citizen.
Biden’s spokes-hack blames Americans’ buying habits as the root cause. Every time a Biden official is confronted about the regime’s ongoing catastrophes, they use the “look, a squirrel!” tactic to deflect from their accountability.
The supply chain bottleneck can be directly attributed to the Biden regime’s paying American workers to stay home and vax mandates that forced thousands of people out of their jobs. As a result, companies cannot find the labor to drive trucks, offload ships, fill orders, or do any of the other millions of jobs needed to keep our supply chain moving.
We were energy independent until the fuckstick in the White House decided to punish the country by nixing the Keystone Pipeline. But he helped the Russians with their pipeline. Biden is following Obama’s lead in destroying the coal and oil industry because, “green energy“, which has been an epic fail. Any options that would help America become energy independent are effectively squashed whenever a Dem holds office.
On the subject of China, why in the fuck are we doing business with a hostile communist totalitarian autocracy that has every intention of destroying the United States? The ChiComs are selling us the rope we will use to hang ourselves.
The vax mandates are all about power and control. Biden is holding American lives and jobs hostage with threats over a forced unnecessary vax and citizens are making it clear that they won’t stand for it. Cops, emergency workers, students, and parents have joined in nation-wide protests against the jackbooted authoritarians.
Welcome to Biden’s dystopia. If you voted for that piece of shit, fuck you.