Joe Biden has a Whitehouse webpage that touts the “Biden-Harris Administration will increase American-made content in federal purchases and bolster critical supply chains admin.”
First, no Presidency in this nation’s history is referred to with the Vice president’s name included. The Trump-Pence Administration, the Obama-Biden Administration (unless Joe wanted to ride Barrack’s coattails), or the Bush-Cheney Administration. And our first Presidency was not the Washington-Adams Administration.
That can only mean one thing, and Joe Biden is not the President. Oh, he sits in the oval office. And we can assume Biden likes signing papers. And yes, he occasionally answers a question from news reports about his bathroom habits. But he is just a placeholder. The people who voted for him either knew this (guilty), had no idea (clueless) or did not exist. Kamala Harris wants to get out her California eraser and scrub our Biden.
This phrase, ‘Make Buy American Real,’ is clunky. It should read: “Make ‘Buy American’ Real,” as in we will make the phrase ‘Buy American’ more authentic with our new policies. But we trifle. Instead, let us focus on the substance of this new Biden initiative, which will not improve the U.S. economy and industry.
Every Democrat bill, executive order, initiative, project, and bureaucratic regulation comes boilerplate-ready from special interests, lobbyists, cronies, and autocratic Marxist companies or organizations. Lawyers and staffers have already compiled their marching orders into language that maximizes the personal benefits to Democrats and destroys their enemies, you.
Whitehouse communications stated that after taking notes from “a dozen roundtables with business associations, small businesses, and labor unions,” Biden crafted “bold action” to write this Executive Order 14005, Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers. Again, too many All’s and not enough honesty.
When Biden-Harris attempts to “shape markets and accelerate innovation is a key part of the industrial strategy to grow the industry of the future and supporting U.S. workers community as part of the whole of government initiative” they will harm small businesses, ingratiate themselves with Big Tech and corporations as well as funding crony boondoggles like Solyndra.
It is true that, as Biden-Harris points out, only 55% of products that read Made in the USA are manufactured in the states. In many cases, this is due to supply chain and logistical constraints and the gutted manufacturing base across this nation. For example, Toyota ships assembled parts to plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, and Texas to finish cars, bypassing trade tariffs and taxes.
Biden-Harris has a goal of moving to a 60% threshold and eventually reaching 75%. Of course, this will spawn a series of workarounds and loopholes, which they also claim to end. It will only decrease the products made here or increase the price as corporations attempt to keep up with the lash of government bureaucracy.
Where Donald Trump pointedly criticized China for currency manipulation and dumping, Biden takes a much different approach. During the COVID-19 lockdown, it became apparent that the U.S. supply chain was problematically dependent on Chinese manufactures, even for essential goods like personal protective equipment (PPE) and basic drugs such as antibiotics.
Biden Harris wants “enhanced price preferences to select critical products and components. These preferences, once in place, would support the development and expansion of domestic supply chains for critical products by providing a source of stable demand for domestically produced critical products.” It sounds a lot like Nixon-era price controls, and that did not end well.
There is one tried and true way to reduce prices and incentivize expansion: CUT TAXES.
Instead, Biden-Harris wants to increase the dependency class to include businesses that receive more contracts from the government. If U.S. manufacturers get most of their business from the government, they are incentivized to play the lobby game. They are accountable to the government if they decide to socialize industry based on specific regulations and stipulations.
Joe Biden is still living in the 1970s where union jobs led to the middle class “the federal government is investing taxpayer dollars in American businesses, both small and large. These investments will help create well-paid, union jobs and build our economy back better so that everybody has a fair shot at the middle class.” In 2021 the middle class is hindered by wage stagnation, corporate dominance of specific industries, lack of mobility, taxes, and senseless health care costs with insurance that is not competitive, personal, and portable. But go on, Biden-Harris, good luck with your plan.
Like so many things Democrats say, this sounds good until you read between the lines.