Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is at it again. They were making President Joe Biden’s administration look dumb and grouping California in with it. The supply chain issue can’t be blamed on one person but the group as a whole. Government lockdowns and business shutdowns, and mandates are the cause of all of this, and it’s been coming for a long time.
DeSantis says that Florida ports are open and says, “since I became Governor in 2019, we’ve been committed to dependable, contemporary, and accessible port facilities.” Over 70 Florida seaport projects have received nearly a billion dollars in funding from us. These are approaches that have made us strong, and of course, the port is one and when it gets off the port, uh, with the different operations that we offer, both rail and road, uh, it is, um, I think a model for the rest of the country.”
Florida is now one of the unique states in terms of business and product accessibility. It isn’t having problems because they never placed them in a situation for problems to exist. Unfortunately, the rest of the country has to suffer because of California’s strict lockdowns and business mandates.
DeSantis is offering companies incentives for moving products through their ports. Once again, the phrase “Don’t California my (insert state here)” is proven true.
A European container ship supplier has already re-routed their ships to Jaxport to bring in an extra 1,000 containers per week. The move will likely be followed by many other countries that want to keep their exports up to par.
Truck drivers may also be an issue that would cause more problems. Still, with DeSantis’ incentive packages, there will likely be incentives that provide truck drivers with a split package to allow a more effortless flow of goods throughout the country.
Biden has a lot of making up to do, and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has to make some changes to remain in good standing in his position. Otherwise, Biden would be purposefully allowing the supply chain shortage to continue. Biden should partner with DeSantis’ team to fix the problem, but he probably won’t.