Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg told CNN’s Jake Trapper that the supply chain crisis is partly because President Joe Biden has “successfully guided” the economy.
“Demand is up, because income is up, because the President has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession,” he said.
Buttigieg also used the opportunity to shamelessly promote Biden’s infrastructure bill. He claimed the supply chain issues pointed to the need to pass the Democrats’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
“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.
The facts, however, do not necessarily lead to Buttigieg’s conclusions. The economy has not been guided successfully under Biden’s leadership.
Even as the pandemic’s restrictions subside, gas prices and inflation have soared and now his policies have caused supply chain issues. The increased overall income Americans have experienced has not met the growth of inflation, while much of the increase among lower income levels have been due to increased unemployment and government issued child tax credit payments.
Do Democrats really want to claim Biden has been successful in leading the economy? Maybe they are talking about “success” similar to what Biden proclaimed after leaving Americans behind in Afghanistan under the power of the Taliban after only months in office?
Maybe Democrats want to call it success in the same sense they have “successfully” changed immigration policies. Instead of “kids in cage” like they claimed under Trump, the left has opened the border and turned America’s border into new Third-World border territory.
I don’t know about you, but 1.5 million illegal immigrants in eight months doesn’t sound like success to me.
Buttigieg’s latest attempt is the biggest fact check yet from the left. We’re supposed to believe the supply chain crisis happened because demand is up in Biden’s glorious new economy where everyone is making more money as the rich pay more of their “fair share.” Puh-lease.
In fact, the opposite is true. Store shelves are increasingly empty as grocery stores are looking more like those in Venezuela. This is not about an economy going well; this is about an economy gone wrong.
While Biden sleeps and Buttigieg has taken the last two months off for parental leave (his husband and him adopted twin newborns), the nation falls further into decline. The point of being a transportation secretary is to help America transport what it needs when and where it needs it. That’s simply not happening. It’s time to put up or shut up, and Buttigieg can’t even see the problem clearly. Meaning he’s not going to provide adequate solutions and this crisis will linger.
Buttigieg warned shortages will continue into 2022. Shocker, I know. Maybe 2022 will be when America is finally fed up enough with the swamp leadership of DC and votes in the midterms accordingly. It would be nice to end Biden’s leftist controls in the House and Senate and at least keep his decline at a minimum. Otherwise, we may be looking forward to more of Biden’s “success” for even longer.