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President Biden, like his predecessor, simply isn't doing enough to ease the pressure on the supply chain issues plaguing almost every port in the United States.

His announcement of expanding the hours at the LA port to help with the congestion of 60 ships currently anchored at sea will do virtually nothing to ease the pressure. The problem won't be solved by keeping the lights on longer when there isn't enough skilled labour, trucks, drivers, or storage for everything arriving.

The problems at the ports aren't a recent development and began 2 years ago during Trump's presidency and he did nothing to begin to solve it, and Biden's strategy won't do anything either. The issues have simply become much worse over the last several months due to increasing volume and a lack of strategy and infrastructure to handle it.

Biden is only acting on it now because inflation has become an issue going into next year's midterm elections and he needs to be seen doing something due to the port issues being one of the biggest reasons for the problem. To the general public, extending the port hours seems to be a natural and easy fix but to those who actually know what's going on, it's clear it won't do much of anything given the complexity of the situation. It's simply not good enough.

There is no easy fix for this. Steps should have been taken years ago or at the very least 18 months ago when it was clear the port problems weren't going away.

The problem is real and isn't going away any time soon and I expect it will get even worse as goods for the holiday shopping season start arriving. Unfortunately this isn't just media hype.

And for anyone who cares, the situation at the Port of Vancouver has become just about as bad. There's just not enough equipment, drivers, and storage to handle the massive volume of goods arriving... it's become essentially gridlocked.
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So in another words, another problem punted to President Biden from the incompetence Trump's presidency.
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foenix wrote: Oct 20th, 2021, 1:15 pm So in another words, another problem punted to President Biden from the incompetence Trump's presidency.
Sort of. But Biden's response falls way short of what needs to be done. It doesn't really do anything to fix the problem, so I hope he's got something more planned that he just hasn't announced yet.

Biden has also been President for several months and the problem already existed the day he became President - and so far the only thing he came up with was to keep the lights on a bit longer... even though they don't have the labour, equipment, or infrastructure for it to make any difference.
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Jonrox wrote: Oct 20th, 2021, 1:52 pm
foenix wrote: Oct 20th, 2021, 1:15 pm So in another words, another problem punted to President Biden from the incompetence Trump's presidency.
Sort of. But Biden's response falls way short of what needs to be done. It doesn't really do anything to fix the problem, so I hope he's got something more planned that he just hasn't announced yet.

Biden has also been President for several months and the problem already existed the day he became President - and so far the only thing he came up with was to keep the lights on a bit longer... even though they don't have the labour, equipment, or infrastructure for it to make any difference.
I think that Biden is only doing what he has to about the supply chain issue because the focus is human currency and policy. Once he gets infrastructure done - he can add the supply chain to his list. The supply chain issue is happening to companies and businesses that have shot themselves in the foot. Going offshore for goods rather than domestically wasn't a wise thing to do. Now it is a lesson for this group's greed.
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nucksRnum1 wrote: Oct 20th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Jonrox wrote: Oct 20th, 2021, 1:52 pm
Sort of. But Biden's response falls way short of what needs to be done. It doesn't really do anything to fix the problem, so I hope he's got something more planned that he just hasn't announced yet.

Biden has also been President for several months and the problem already existed the day he became President - and so far the only thing he came up with was to keep the lights on a bit longer... even though they don't have the labour, equipment, or infrastructure for it to make any difference.
I think that Biden is only doing what he has to about the supply chain issue because the focus is human currency and policy. Once he gets infrastructure done - he can add the supply chain to his list. The supply chain issue is happening to companies and businesses that have shot themselves in the foot. Going offshore for goods rather than domestically wasn't a wise thing to do. Now it is a lesson for this group's greed.
It's much more than just companies that shifted their manufacturing offshore. It's agriculture, raw materials, etc... that are being affected as well. The US doesn't produce all of the food it eats nor does it have access to all of the raw materials their manufacturers need to produce goods. A lot of small businesses rely on overseas manufacturing as well... they simply don't have the scale necessary to produce their goods themselves.

The world of importing and exporting is one that a lot of people have no knowledge of and it's much more complicated than most people realize. The scale is almost unimaginably large and complicated. There are currently 500,000 containers out at sea on ships waiting to be unloaded at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and Biden thinks keeping the lights on without any additional labour and equipment will do something to help this.

This backlog severely affects Canadian companies as well. Depending on the origin, a lot of ships make stops in Los Angeles and Seattle before making it to Vancouver. If they can't first get unloaded in the US it causes delays arriving to Canada as well.
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foenix wrote: Oct 20th, 2021, 1:15 pm So in another words, another problem punted to President Biden from the incompetence Trump's presidency.
or in even other words, Biden is a senile old man who is in way over his head and is not the person to be fixing this problem.
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Once again, the WaPo embarrasses itself, shilling for the idiot Democrats and trying to apologize for Biden/Harris and their horrible incompetence. What utter fools.
Washington Post crushed for piece calling on American consumers to lower expectations: 'Joe Biden's America'
'Why breadlines are the new buffets'


The Washington Post was ripped Tuesday after publishing a piece calling on "spoiled" Americans to stop ranting about short-staffed businesses and supply chain issues, and instead lower their expectations in the hope that things will get straightened out.

"Time for some new, more realistic expectations," columnist Micheline Maynard wrote after describing how Americans were used to fast service and easy access to consumer products until the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the supply chain. "American consumers, their expectations pampered and catered to for decades, are not accustomed to inconvenience."

Maynard claimed that consumers would be doing themselves a favor by "consciously lowering expectations" instead of taking their frustrations out on shop owners and delivery people. She also described how the disruptions were affecting business owners from their perspective.

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Critics quickly excoriated the piece on social media, with some suggesting that lowering expectations was "becoming the theme of Joe Biden’s America," and others suggesting such a "mantra" could negatively impact Democrats heading into the midterm elections.
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#1 on ITunes right now....lol...
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#slidinBiden
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Me mum was asking at dinner last night, what's this "Let's go Brandon" thing all about?

Here's a take from someone who was cynical about Biden from the beginning:
You told us to talk about it, so we are! What is the cultural relevance of the “Let’s Go Brandon!” meme and subsequent chart-topping song?


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rustled wrote: Oct 25th, 2021, 1:19 pm Just another politician who's never going to represent ordinary people...
I wasn't aware that's what politicians were supposed to do. What is an ordinary person by the way?
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Biden’s Capital-Gains Tax Grab Would Wreak Havoc

This is among the most wrongheaded, poorly designed tax proposals in recent memory.

he last time the White House put Treasury secretary Janet Yellen in front of television cameras, she was tasked with defending a proposal to give the Internal Revenue Service cash-flow data on the bank accounts of virtually every American.

Asked about the scope of the reporting requirement, which would cover any account holding more than $600, Yellen said the low threshold would ensure that “individuals can’t game the system and have multiple accounts.” The prospect of a billionaire opening several thousand bank accounts to dodge taxes was ludicrous even to Yellen’s fellow Democrats.
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#slidinbiden
71 Percent of Americans Say U.S. Is Going in Wrong Direction as Biden's Job Rating Dips: Poll

President Joe Biden's approval rating continued to decline as 71 percent of Americans believe the United States is on the wrong track, according to the latest NBC News poll released Sunday.

The study found that 42 percent of respondents approved of Biden's job performance, while 54 percent disapproved. This marks the first time an NBC poll has reported that Biden has underwater approval ratings since his election as president.

Among likely voters, his approval was not quite as low. Still, 52 percent disapproved of his job performance, while 45 percent said they approved of it.

His approval has dropped significantly over the past few NBC News polls. Its August poll found that 49 percent approved of his performance, while 48 percent disapproved. In April, 53 percent approved, while 39 percent disapproved.

A narrow majority of respondents said they still approve of how Biden has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they approved of his pandemic management, while 47 percent did not. These numbers are down from April when 69 percent said they approved of how he has managed the crisis.

Only 40 percent approved of how the president is handling the economy, while 57 percent disapproved, according to the poll.

Biden's drop in approval comes as more Americans feel that the United States is not on the right track. The poll found that 71 percent of respondents felt the U.S. was "off on the wrong track." Only 22 percent said the U.S. was headed in the right direction.
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Joe Biden's presidency is "dying a slow death"...

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