Biden's America: #EmptyShelvesJoe Trends on Twitter amid Looming Christmas Shortages
Shoppers took pictures of empty shelves at stores to vent their anger a
As national product shortages begin to take hold of the U.S, frustrated shoppers took to Twitter to blast Joe Biden as the hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe began trending.
Shoppers took pictures of empty shelves at stores to vent their anger at the supply chain crisis under Biden, which now looks like it's going to continue until Christmas.
Earlier this week, Biden acknowledged the concerns, asking:
“With the holidays coming up, you might be wondering if gifts you plan to buy will arrive on time?”
But shoppers answered Biden's question in the most brutal way possible.
“Just went food shopping…again…thanks #EmptyShelvesJoe I really love having to go every day now in order to find what used to take one trip,” one account wrote, along with a photo of near-vacant shelves at a grocery store.
“I’m pretty sure @JoeBiden, and the Democrats in DC are eating just fine and are having no issues getting what they need,” another Twitter user posted.
I'm pretty sure @JoeBiden and the Democrats in DC are eating just fine and are having no issues getting what they need.— Right In Illinois (@rightinillinois) October 14, 2021
The rest of us lowly Americans who actually go to the grocery stores, not so much.#EmptyShelvesJoe
“The rest of us lowly Americans who actually go to the grocery stores, not so much. #EmptyShelvesJoe.”
As Neon Nettle reported, Kamala Harris said the situation was due to workers not making enough money.
“The supply chain issue also actually predated the pandemic, but it’s been highlighted during the pandemic.”
“But listen, part of it is also saying, let’s take care of workers,” Harris said.
“This also needs to be about paying workers their value, paying the wages that reflect the value of their work.”
Mega-chains in the United States, such as Walmart, Home Depot, Costco, have now taken it into their own hands by chartering their own ways to transport some goods.
Executive vice president of the Toy Association, Ed Desmond, said parents should buy Christmas gifts for their children now while supplies last.
“Get out and buy toys now. If you see toys you think the kids are going to want for Christmas, pick them up now and tuck them away to make sure you have them,” Desmond warned.
CEO of Basic Plus! toys, Jay Foreman, said he had eight million dollars worth of goods sitting in a warehouse but worried they would be able to make it to the shelves.
“I got Tonka trucks in the south and Care Bears in the north. We’ll blow last year’s numbers away, but the problem is we don’t know if we’ll get the last four months of the year shipped.”
Foreman told Bloomberg:
“The supply chain is a disaster, and it’s only getting worse.”