Do you want the government now? Buttigieg makes clear that the supply chain issue is a private sector issue. But we will help.
Buttigieg makes it clear
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is great with words. He lays out the message for others to change the narrative. When Dana Bash asked about the supply chain problem recently, his message was spot on.
“We are going to continue to see challenges,” Buttigieg said. “The steps that we’re taking are making a difference. But think about all the things that have to happen to get a product to a shelf on time. Fundamentally it’s up to the producers the shippers and the retailers and we’re doing everything we can to help them move those goods across infrastructure that’s often outdated. Look, we’ve got demand that’s off the charts. The retail federation is predicting an all-time record high in terms of sales. We’ve got supply which is in some cases, actually up, but not up enough to keep up with that demand. And then the biggest thing of all, of course, you have the pandemic. The pandemic is poking holes in supply. No matter how good any company or any administration is. We’re going to keep working on things like the port issues smoothing out anything else that is within our control but the only way we can really put these disruptions behind us is to put the pandemic in the rearview mirror which is why the president has been leading decisively to do just that.”
Capice? It is up to the private sector to get their act together. We will try to help with your profit-greed supply chain mismanagement with Just-In-Time inventory (JITI). And BTW, we will have to do it with substandard infrastructure because you greedy plutocrats refuse to pay your fair share of taxes.
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