Overall, 53.7 percent of the more than 1,000 Americans surveyed in the October poll, announced supply chain shortages have individually hindered them in the United States. The number jumps even higher to 67.7 percent among Republican respondents. While just 42.4 percent of Democrats announced they noticed and have been affected by the supply chain crisis, 50.6 percent of independents are certain they have “personally encountered delays or shortages.”
“We wanted to learn if headlines about the growing supply chain crisis match the everyday reality of Americans in their personal lives. These numbers reveal that, yes, Americans are already experiencing shortages and delays. When you add inflation into the mix, consumers are also paying more for products and have less money to spend,” announced Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action, in an announcement. “In this economic environment, it’s hard to believe that President Biden continues to be hell-bent on aggressively making America less energy independent and thus raising energy prices, pushing for a massive spending bill that will raise taxes on overburdened taxpayers, and pursuing mandates that are putting people out of work. Unfortunately, Washington, DC now represents the single greatest threat to the well-being of American families.”
While families get increasingly frustrated with their inability to get goods and maybe even Christmas presents on time, the Biden administration is making a joke of their concerns.
Biden trivialized the growing cost of a cup of coffee (which is actually closer to $3.77 a cup on average) in a tweet redirecting the focus on his affinity for “taxing the rich.”
“Here’s the deal: If you spent $3 on your coffee this morning, that’s more than what 55 major corporations paid in taxes in recent years,” Biden wrote. “It’s wrong — and it’s got to change.”
One day earlier, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki joked that the supply chain matters in the U.S. are “the tragedy of the treadmill that’s delayed.”
During the raging supply chain crisis, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took off two months of paid paternity leave.
Meanwhile, Retailers and manufacturers are overriding or placing orders too early amid panic over the massive supply chain crisis, and that’s making things even worse, those in the industry told CNBC.
“Suddenly, retailers and manufacturers are over-ordering because of these supply chain issues, and that’s just leading to essentially an even worse scenario,” Jonathan Savoir, CEO of supply chain technology company Quincus, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Monday.