The Democrats are desperate to appear unified, diligent, and conscientious amid this supply chain crisis we find ourselves plagued by.
Christmas presents might be scarce, grocery store shelves might be empty, but boy has Joe Biden turned this economy around. Skyrocketing prices for food and gas are affecting Americans across the country but that merely a symptom of Sleepy Joe’s brilliant economic policy, according to Pete Buttigieg.
On Sunday, the Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg appeared on CNN, and in all seriousness, tried to convince the American people that prices were high because Joe Biden “successfully guided this economy out a recession.” Forget the clogged ports, railroads, and trucking shortages, America. This deepening crisis is nothing to worry about whatsoever.
And to top it off, Buttigieg warned that the supply chain issues were likely to get worse before they got better, continuing into next year!
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says supply chain disruptions will "continue into next year."
"… demand is up, because income is up, because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession." pic.twitter.com/uuFPhZoG8z
— The Recount (@therecount) October 17, 2021
Consumer prices in September 2021 were 5.4% higher than they were in 2020.
Buttigieg on concerns about holiday shopping: "The holidays are gonna be a lot better this year than they were last year, b/c a year ago, millions of Americans were sliding into poverty who now have jobs. And a year ago, a lot of us were gathering with loved ones over a screen." pic.twitter.com/iTVLF6UiX7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 17, 2021
Though Buttigieg argued that unprecedented demand was driving the supply chain issues, many analysts argue that ongoing COVID mitigation strategies – like vaccine mandates – are essentially bottlenecking production of goods and services. The results are exactly what’s happening now: widespread shortages and skyrocketing prices.
Many American companies, especially small businesses, are struggling to cope with the imbalance between supply and demand. CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Biden’s Transportation Secretary if there were any plans to lift Trump’s tariffs on China as a means to provide some relief.
Are you paying attention yet?
Buttigieg said that every idea is being taken seriously and that right now the administration’s focus was on the operation itself.
Then the hammer was dropped, and we learned exactly why Buttigieg was on TV in the first place.
All of these issues, Buttigieg told to Tapper, are indicative as to why the infrastructure bill needs to be passed.
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill was passed by the Senate on Aug. 10 but is currently sitting in the House as Democrats fight to couple it with a $3.5 trillion budget resolution.
“America needs both pieces of legislation, not only to make sure we have the right kind of infrastructure, but to make sure that life gets better for the people trying to raise children,” he said.
Meanwhile, elected Republicans and conservatives on social media wasted no time pointing out Buttigieg’s poor logic and uncanny ability to lie directly to the public.
Dem talking points:
“The supply chain is broken down, goods can’t get in & inflation is skyrocketing…because things are so damn good. And this will continue. By winter, things will be so good…there will be no Christmas presents whatsoever!”
CNN: “Mmm, yes that makes sense….” https://t.co/WuzlBE8JG3
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 18, 2021
Just goes to show the possibilities when your party is given control of the propaganda.
Author: Asa McCue