Friday, October 29, 2021

Supply Chain Issues And Empty Shelves Worsening?

As The Shelves Get Emptier, How Long Can They Keep The Charade Going?

They keep telling us that everything is going to be just fine, but an increasing number of Americans are beginning to realize that what we are facing is not “temporary” at all.  From coast to coast, store shelves have been getting emptier and emptier, and supply chain experts are warning us that things aren’t going to be getting better any time soon.  

As we head toward the winter months, we are seeing unprecedented shortages all over the country

Shortages of virtually every type of product – from toilet paper and sneakers to pickup trucks and chicken – are showing up across the country. Looking for a book, bicycle, baby crib, or boat? You may have to wait weeks or months longer than usual to get your hands on it.

In an attempt to hide the true scope of the problem, some retailers have started to find creative ways to cover up their bare shelves

As the situation worsens, stores have attempted to literally cover up their shelves.

One eerie video posted to social media showed numerous rows of colourful folding lawn chairs set up along empty shelves in a department store.

Do they really think that this is fooling anyone?

One Twitter user joked that the chairs are for us to use as we wait in “the bread lines”

We really are turning into Venezuela a little bit more with each passing day, and there is only so much that they can do to try to maintain the charade.

One of the things that is causing this supply chain crisis is a severe lack of workers.

When this worker shortage first started to emerge, a lot of people blamed generous unemployment benefits, and that seemed to make sense to a lot of people.

But now we are learning that those enhanced benefits really didn’t make that much of a different at all

Today, employers are dramatically raising wages, giving out huge signing bonuses, offering to pay for college, and even waiving drug testing requirements in a desperate attempt to lure people back to work.

But even with all that, the number of people working in the U.S. is still about five million less than the peak that we witnessed just before the pandemic hit.

So where did all the workers go?

As I have detailed in previous articles, this is something that is happening all over the planet.

There are epic worker shortages in Asia, Europe and North America.

There are epic worker shortages in poor countries and rich countries.

Everywhere you look, there aren’t enough people to do the basic jobs that need to be done.

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