The Christmas season may be over, but the supply chain crisis can still be felt by American consumers. Our nation depends on cargo companies throughout the year, and President Biden should be blamed if shipments do not arrive in time because his administration is laying the groundwork for vaccine mandates and incentivizing workers to stay home with large unemployment payments.
That impacts military readiness because the federal government depends on private carriers to transport soldiers and deliver goods for them. It is hardly fair to the troops for Biden to impose arbitrary requirements so oppressive that private companies are either unable or unwilling to take on government business.
However, government contracts are not the only casualties of Biden’s failure. Shortages in everything from new cars to specialty items in grocery stores already plague our economy. The last thing we need is more ineptitude in our nation’s supply chain. Trucking companies impacted by Biden’s mandates could lose up to 37% of their drivers, according to the American Trucking Association. Truck drivers, like many occupations that form the backbone of our economy, value their independence and do not like being ordered to take an experimental vaccine.
Democrats don’t seem to grasp the fact that workers are free to walk off the job at any time over a vaccine mandate or any other policy they disagree with. Right now, a worker with a clean record and a can-do attitude could have employers fighting over the chance to hire him. Millions are doing exactly that. Continuing to work or taking on a new job is a sacrifice of one’s time and part of his life, and fewer want that if it means having to quit to avoid taking another experimental vaccine or booster shot.
Supply chains affect every American, so all of us should have a voice in how the market is run. Thankfully, the free market economy is built to give everyone a voice in the form of their spending choices. Unnecessary government intervention not only stifles the free market system, but it silences consumers. This is bad policy and government overreach at its worst. It’s time for a change.