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WaWaWeeWa
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The shortages don’t make sense

It’s been almost 2 years since businesses were forced to close. And most people that worked in important sectors never shut down at all.

Why are shortages being blamed on COVID almost 2 years later?


GREENHEAD22
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All part of the plan.


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Gifman
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You know the answer


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OysterPoBoy
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Why are shortages being blamed on COVID almost 2 years later?


Have you tried to hire anyone lately?


Emteein
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Have you tried to hire anyone lately?


Its crazy really, it's like a huge portion of the work force just vanished overnight.


RogerTheShrubber
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People quit (the great resignation) when evictions were cancelled, businesses were forced to shut down, many have not reopened.

We are fricked. Economy died, got kick started by gubment money, which leads to an overheated economy, which leads to shortages and inflation.

I'm not sure what the frick these governors and mayors thought would happen.


RogerTheShrubber
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it's like a huge portion of the work force just vanished overnight.


Guys at the convenience store makes $18/hour, get over 60 hours a week because no one wants to work. No skill, prison records, etc.

I don't blame people for not working if they can be self sufficient, but we know that isn't happening. Good for those who stepped up, they've made some good money.




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RogerTheShrubber
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Its crazy really, it's like a huge portion of the work force just vanished overnight.



They had no issue filing for unemployment.


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Gravitiger
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And most people that worked in important sectors never shut down at all.
*in the US


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deaconjones35
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I work in supply chain and although some items are a little easier to get, there is still a lot of pressure out there. Plastic jars and lids with pressure sensitive liners can still take up to a year to get. Pre Covid it was 6-8 week lead time. Also, shipping container pricing from overseas is still around $20k. A lot of businesses are trying to wait to import things to see if pricing will go down soon.


HogBalls
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The Democrats ran on getting rid of fossil fuels. They are delivering.



6R12
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Somehow people getting free stuff bc NOW HIRING all over the place.


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Bestbank Tiger
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Too much stuff comes from Chy-Na.


tiggerthetooth
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Part of it is China has no effective vaccine against COVID so they just keep locking down major hubs in their country that are important to US supply chains, then you add in the shortages from the Russia/Ukraine situation and it trickles into other supply chains. Energy being the greatest issue which, even with adequate supply chains on all other fronts when it comes to food, consumer goods, etc., can still cause transportation issues and increased costs along the entire chain.

The cherry on top was the vaccine mandates by the Biden admin which basically forced employers to fire unvaccinated employees.


Frankly, I think this is all part of their greater plan, the consequences of their actions are far too obvious for me to think this hasnt been intentional, from the needless printing of money, to the ridiculous and non-scientific COVID measures.


Tridentds
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It’s been almost 2 years since businesses were forced to close. And most people that worked in important sectors never shut down at all.


Agree that most of this does not make sense. Not aware of any company that makes food, gas, diesel, paint... whatever... 1-2 years in advance. Computer chips - I don't know about these and that supply chain disruption seems legit.

Big shortages should have manifested themselves last year. The great thing about capitalism is the ability for someone to jump in when there is a market opportunity. Either something is really wrong or capitalism is misfiring.

This ain't Putin, Ukraine, immigration, etc.



bayoudude
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Maybe the dems are behind it but maybe it’s just chy-na destroying us without firing a shot. First the wuhan flu then supply chain shortages as they make just about everything and can use the virus as cover to screw us. They also make the fentanyl destroying our drug addicts and first time experimenters


ApexTiger
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crazy really, it's like a huge portion of the work force just vanished overnight.


I had someone tell me who used to work in the restaurant business that many of these workers probably decided to make a career change after they were sent home during the pandemic...


The thought process is "if they can shut it down once they can do it again "

Most people didn't like being in the position of not pay their bills...

Best explanation I've heard yet


Nguyener
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Yea they do. And they’re by design. The government is paying you 15-20K a year in benefits including groceries and a phone no questions asked to stay at home and there is a moratorium on evictions and you get extra money per child.

If you get a job making 15/hr working 40 hrs a week that’s 29K before taxes. So basically all labor jobs paying up to 15/hr which includes necessary jobs like warehouses, busboys, line cooks, floor jobs in industry, manufacturing, etc have been effectively destroyed by government handouts.

Why would you work 40-50hrs a week when the government will just give you just as much if not more money instead to sit at your house.

We desperately need to end the welfare state, rebuild manufacturing, tariff imports, and get this lazy entitled country back to work.

You add in the government created increase in things like fuel and fertilizer to the artificially lowered labor market combined with rising taxes and small businesses are having a hard time just staying open.

And yet we continue to send billions oversees and punish working American families.

And idiots say things like “just pay labor more.” Or “capitalism mean someone will pay more.” People who say that have never run a business. They’re usually idealistic morons. You can’t just “pay more.” That’s not how the real world works and you can’t look at wages in a vacuum. You have to take the whole into account.
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tiggerthetooth
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The great thing about capitalism is the ability for someone to jump in when there is a market opportunity.


Its not that simple. Everything we're short on requires a lot of different inputs from different specializations and industries, up to manufacturing inputs that take time to setup. They know this and are deliberately choking out supplies. There's nothing this administration would love more than a bunch of unemployed people who cant drive anywhere or do anything and are left with one possible outlet and thats whatever outlet the federal government mandates they take.


They put up their utopia in the Obama administration and re-emphasized it during the Biden admin, cradle to grave; no parents, no family, no father, but complete cradle to grave government dependency without any other possible choice.
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HogBalls
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We desperately need to end the welfare state, rebuild manufacturing, tariff imports, and get this lazy entitled country back to work.

Democrats want people dependent on these handouts to guarantee their vote.


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