Supply chain stress and nationwide labor shortages are hitting a breaking point all across the United States and store shelves go bare, with no promise of being filled in the near future.
Shoppers and reporters vented some of their frustration on Twitter, sharing photos of the bare shelves at their local grocery stores with the tag #BareShelvesBiden and it was an instant viral hit.
#BareShelvesBiden in dark blue Oakton, Virginia pic.twitter.com/JM4bXL7CDn
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) January 10, 2022
Managing editor of Newsbusters, Curtis Houck, highlighted the harsh #BareShelvesBiden situation playing out in Oakton, Virginia.
Apocalypse now pic.twitter.com/j48ALuYtoQ
— Kayla Tausche (@kaylatausche) January 9, 2022
Kayla Tausche, CNBC’s senior White House correspondent contributed as well, sharing photos of a Trader Joe’s with the caption “Apocalypse now.”
I’ve received 8 messages & counting from my very polite @Instacart shopper over the last 10 minutes about missing items in the Cascade Rd @Publix. I shopped in Buckhead & Vinings last week and no one else seems to have the supply chain issues we’re experiencing in SW Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/aDsTgwvljD
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) January 5, 2022
Even Democrat Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta joined the Twitter trend, highlighting the state that Biden’s supply chain issues have left Southwest Atlanta in.
#BareShelvesBiden at Stater Bros in Simi Valley, CA. This was the 2nd store we went to looking for bagels. Found the bagels but zero – ZERO – plain cream cheese. If you want Kraft parmesan cheese or Top Ramen, you're pretty much out of luck. pic.twitter.com/qS7Lx8gRMa
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) January 9, 2022
Lance added that she’s received multiple messages from shoppers regarding the supply shortages in the region and claimed that nobody she knew had issues quite as severe as she was seeing in her city.
Thanks #BareShelvesBiden pic.twitter.com/sEPBCoeIDc
— NRCC (@NRCC) January 10, 2022
Jennifer Van Laar, the managing editor of RedState warned the public that no plain cream cheese was to be found in the area of Simi Valley, California, following an effort to put together bagels on a Sunday night.
More #BareShelvesBiden https://t.co/opm0zSOgwh
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) January 9, 2022
President Biden’s administration has drawn the ire of millions of Americans as his inability to get a grip on the supply chain crisis has interrupted their everyday lives. Still, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain alongside the liberal media establishment have all claimed that the current economic issues are exaggerated and overblown.
Another factor contributing to shortages of luxury items as compared with everyday items is the fact that, as MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle pointed out last November, “Household savings hit a record high [throughout] the pandemic.” With fewer people leaving home and spending money, savings accounts swelled, giving people increased purchasing power that they’ve started leveraging. “The dirty little secret here… nobody likes to pay more, [but] on average, we have the money to do so.”
Author: Willie Miller
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