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Tom Cotton: Pete Buttigieg is not qualified to handle the supply chain crisis – Roce Today

Pete Buttigieg is by no means qualified to handle the supply chain crisis.

The only reason he’s Secretary of Transportation is because he backed Joe Biden.

Pete knows too.https: //t.co/uQro8z9SyZ

– Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) October 13, 2021

Buttigieg, a former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and who received help from Domino’s Pizza fixing potholes in his town, was targeted for not being able to handle the supply chain crisis that left dozens of cargo ships unable to leave their cargo in ports on the east and west coast.

Every day, between 50 and 90 ships wait outside the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to deliver goods. The delays are caused by the lack of space for containers and warehouses because the trucking companies are unable to find enough drivers to move the cargo.

“These challenges are sure to continue in the months and years to come,” Buttigieg told Bloomberg last week. “This is one more reason why we need to deliver this infrastructure package, so that we have a more resilient and flexible physical infrastructure to support our supply chain in this country.”

But Buttigieg, using the supply chain crisis to push through over $ 5 trillion in spending, has some worried that inflation will get worse. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), a senator who supports the massive tax and expense package, wrote in Wall Street newspaper in September that an “infinite supply of money” would have “negative consequences” on the economy.

“Now Democratic leaders in Congress are proposing to pass the largest spending bill in history regardless of rising inflation, crippling debt or the inevitability of future crises,” Manchin continued. “Ignoring the fiscal consequences of our political choices will create a disastrous future for the next generation of Americans.”

As opposition to the massive spending law has created democratic infighting, which could ultimately block Biden’s “infrastructure” agenda, Buttigieg was questioned on MSNBC about what he is doing immediately to resolve the supply chain crisis.

Buttigieg’s response appeared to have come out of an advisory guide, “The White House has set up a task force,” he explained on 7 October. Buttigieg, who worked for a consultancy group called McKinsey, added how complicated the crisis is, “Look, this is obviously an incredibly complicated situation we’re talking about.

“That’s why we brought together all the different players … we held round tables, bringing together all those connected to the ports,” said Buttigieg.

Yet, while Buttigieg has convened round tables to talk about the crisis, the lack of truckers is afflicting the country’s supply chain.

Gerald Goldsby, owner of a North Texas trucking company and 25-year trucking veteran, told DFW CBS that he has never seen the supply chain in such a mess. “We’ve lost some guys to the pandemic, the drivers,” Goldsby said.

Much of the challenge of finding truck drivers is due to unemployment benefits from the federal and Democrat-controlled state government, which in many cases pay truck drivers to sit at home and collect checks instead of driving a truck.

“It will just take time and get more people into the workforce,” Goldsby added.

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