It’s time to reassess all those times when we referred to Joe Biden as incompetent. If someone is incompetent, it implies that they’re at least trying – but they’re just really bad at whatever they’re trying to do. That’s not Joe Biden, though. He’s not incompetent. He’s more like a black hole that sucks all competence out of the universe. After all these months of Joe Biden being told that the nation he’s supposed to be in charge of was experiencing a baby formula shortage, his team has made zero progress. In fact, the crisis is getting worse!
Quick question: Wouldn’t we all much prefer to live with mean tweets while not having American babies going hungry?
The Biden regime shut down the Abbott baby formula plant in Michigan last February over a nonexistent bacterial outbreak. There was no contamination at the plant, but Biden’s FDA kept it shut down for months. That plant makes a huge percentage of all the baby formula stocks through the Midwest. Baby formula company execs warned Joe Biden that the country was going to have a formula shortage if he didn’t get the Abbott plant reopened.
Biden immediately sprang into action and watched another episode of “Matlock” while eating tapioca.
He let the problem fester and grow until it was so bad that even his cheerleading squads at MSNBC and CNN were telling stories about starving babies being rushed to emergency rooms. Formula was completely out of stock in some areas. Most states had depleted the formula from store shelves by 40 to 50 percent as a result of Biden’s inaction.
Biden’s FDA finally allowed the Abbott plant to reopen during the first part of June. It had been operational for less than two weeks when spring rains caused some flooding that shut the plant down again. And it is STILL shut down. The plant might be cleaned up and making formula again by sometime in August.
Countries in Europe tried to humiliatingly offer help to America as babies were going hungry due to the Biden shortages. They’ve sent two planeloads of formula so far. The Biden regime tried to claim credit for European countries bailing him out, by naming it “Operation Fly Formula.” (They’re so creative at naming things, these Biden team members!)
But those two planeloads of formula haven’t even made a dent in the shortages, according to CNN. There are nearly 9 million babies in the US who need various specialized formulas due to allergies or nutritional needs. And all of those mothers and fathers are still trying to find formula, which is still running out on store shelves.
Information Resources Incorporated (IRI) said this week that 21% of formula products are out of stock. That includes powdered formula, ready-to-drink formula and liquid formula. It’s even worse when looking at the shortage rates for powdered formula by itself: 27% for the week ending June 19th. That’s up from 25% the week before that, and 23% the first week in June. The problem is getting worse and worse, despite all of that competence that Joe Biden is displaying. Good thing the adults are back in charge!
Don’t worry, folks! The Biden administration has identified the real culprit in why there’s a baby formula shortage this time. They told CNN that the shortage is due to mothers hoarding baby formula.
Wait a second…
If that sounds familiar, that’s because that was the very first excuse that the Biden regime used back in May to claim that the formula crisis wasn’t their fault. Then they blamed supply chain issues and the “Putin price hike.” Then they sort of almost blamed Biden’s FDA Director right when Europe started sending those embarrassing planeloads of formula over to save America. Then the Biden regime got caught sending pallets of baby formula to the southern border so that illegal aliens could feed their babies while American babies were being rushed to emergency rooms.
Now we’re back to blaming the moms for hoarding baby formula again? (And thus, the circle of life is complete!)
After all these weeks of Joe Biden “doing everything he can” to address the crisis, it’s getting worse every single week. Is there anyone left on earth who believes this would be happening if the rightful winner of the 2020 election were in office?