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Pete Buttigieg who's the Secretary of Transportation claims the supply chain crisis with the container ships is due to the booming economy. Fact of the matter is it's because he has been on maternity leave for the last 2 months with his husband completely ignoring the container ship crisis! This guy even had the balls to say " Well if you don't get your Christmas presents by Halloween your probably will have a hard time getting any". Experts are now predicting empty store shelves all through next year including another toilet paper shortage! Shortages due to lack of dock workers to truck drivers and shelf stockers as inflation hits record highs along with fuel costs.

Taterslaw's picture

My business has seen 72% price increases in the last 9mos and on a web call today I will see another 6% as of tomorrow!!! All attributed to the price of steel!!WTF

Pxpxp's picture

Bro- they need an excuse! Due to mass amounts of people quitting / getting fired due to mandates (high five for stand up for your rights).. same with the airlines, and truck drivers, hospitals.. etc. they need a scape goat, so they don’t have to admit it’s the mandate as the problem. This mandate crap is unconstitutional!!!!

Bigboi50281's picture

Almost every business in my area is hiring with covid and inflation the companies where i live jan 1st will.b $$12 an hour almost all.companies start at $15.00.an hr hear but prices on everything went up.cost we $13 just for a medium.cheese pizza!

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millcat's picture

They are telling the unions to hold up the ports...there are plenty of interviews with truck drivers stating that there is no shortage of drivers for the L.A. ports..just an excess of red tape...If your not union then you have to wait for a non union carrier to transport your container....but there are hundreds of carriers/containers just sitting and waiting on a union truck driver. They have complaints backlogged because they have had a shortage of container unloaders and crane operators, but have not been training any this year. and big wigs have stated it will take months to get up to full 24/7 operations.

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We apparently had a fuel shortage in the UK which a certain Tory owned newspaper broadcasted first for an unknown reason.. people went crazy and it just so happened there was (at first) a 10-15% increase in price before it happened. Coincidence, I doubt it. They later in some places almost doubled the cost. Fuel stock has dropped since less people are commuting due to WFH so they fabricated a fuel shortage to build back some money. They’ll do the same with Christmas food and such. Coming into summer there will be a fucking suncream shortage and all of a sudden people will feel the need to buy 8 bottles.

What an dark fucking world we live in. And to top it off Prince Andrew still hasn’t been brought in for questioning about his involvement in a certain child trafficking and rape case.

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Janus's picture

There is a big shortage on truck drivers. I hear the advertisements for open positions all the time on SiriusXM. These companies are offering big money and incentives to try to attract people. "10k sign on bonus", "80k a year", " Home every weekend".

Pxpxp's picture

Yes, but the world is now segregating vax - un vax people. So as you see, people still value their constitutional rights to choose and quite or get fired to stand up for their rights!! Now these companies are unable to hire people and they truly needed all those truck drivers to make their companies survive. The government just does not want to admit that this will cause a huge problem for the world..

GrowMore's picture

Here in the UK all I ever hear is the LGV shortage (trucker), £700+ per week salaries, £25 an hour which is extremely attractive to the majority of the population. What they don’t tell you is the £800 per week is working 7 days a week away from home.. £114 something a day before tax is wank, especially for a 10 hour shift with the huge responsibility of driving a lorry. The £25 per hour is the over time before tax (once you’ve completed a 50 hour week). Again pure wank.

It’s a shit job, there is an over flow of people with there LGV license to cover the current shortage but no one wants to work in the industry as it’s fucking shit and thanks to brexit we no longer have an influx of Eastern European’s willing to put the graft in. I’ve met a handful of lorry drivers who now work in factories as the work is easier, the pay is better and you don’t have to sleep in a cab in a lay-by at night.

However if it is your cup of tea and you hate your wife you can bring in up to £80k a year driving a class 1 365 days of the year.

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1bigfighter75's picture

I read somewhere one of the Big wigs over the docks stated this, "If we had dock workers working 24-7 , which we don't have, it would still be the middle of the summer in 2023 before they could get caught up. It's fucked up everywhere.

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