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18 mins ago, MakoMike said:

Should I go on?

Nope, because all of it has something Chinese involved, whether it's the packaging, the dyes in the labels, the fertilizer for the grapes. Something Chinese is almost certainly involved in the production process.

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We should be doing business with Europe and the Americas VS China. Trump was trying but China is so deep into us I suspect they will win this economic war. They have bought their way into our system at every level, then of course, there are the idiots that think China is our friend.

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China will win the economic war as long as the dem communists are in charge …..green green …all from China …China will also win the biological war against America with their covid disease ….if it doesn’t kill you the pablum puking ignorant Dems will hold you into submission …if that doesn’t work they will do begin the doxxing bull c h I t ….rd1

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On 9/15/2021 at 7:08 PM, Gamakatsu said:

 

The lack of migrant workers has had its impacts. There really are jobs Americans won't do.

 

The lockdown played a huge role, but it is also magnifying many other issues.

Most of that argument has been disproven.

Illegals take large numbers of jobs from Americans in the trades and health care industries.

 

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In past two days, I have spoken to sales desk people at MudHole, GetBit and the owner of HFF Custom, as well as two local tackle shops, and they say the fishing gear and rod component shortages are not improving. Bottlenecks at West Coast harbors is one issue but they say supply just cannot keep up with global demand. 

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Issues internally are another factor, taking to industry, can’t get products moved to where they are needed, after figuring out creative ways getting products close to the ports in the US where they are wanted. Try finding a trailer to put said container once it gets here to move it.
Container space is hard to come by overseas. Many places seem bottlenecked. It’s complicated. 
When things were running smoothly, the shipping of goods was behind the scenes is a chaotic enough. Now it’s even more harder.

 

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11 hours ago, Surf bomber said:

China will win the economic war as long as the dem communists are in charge …..green green …all from China …China will also win the biological war against America with their covid disease ….if it doesn’t kill you the pablum puking ignorant Dems will hold you into submission …if that doesn’t work they will do begin the doxxing bull c h I t ….rd1

They already won.

Biden is just trying to figure out the surrender terms.

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On 9/15/2021 at 8:24 PM, Gamakatsu said:

Between China and the US, it's almost impossible to buy a good in the world that doesn't have the fingerprint of one or both countries. China produces 97% of the world's shipping containers. That makes them part of the COG in almost everything. And that's just the beginning.

 

The US is involved the design and distribution of almost everything. Like it or not, we are joined at the hip and it's feel good nonsense to think we can cut them out of the equation by refusing to buy anything that says "Made in China" on it.

Wouldnt hurt to try though. Same as not shopping on amazon. Another year at this rate, your only going to have amazon and walmart.

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On 9/14/2021 at 8:39 AM, dena said:

There is a book out there, called the Beige Book.

Not a book you will find on the shelves of Barnes & Noble, or in the back room of your porno shop.

No, this book is put out by the Feds, and is a story on the economy as seen by companies large and small, in the 12 federal reserve districts.

This month's story mentions shortages 77 times, up from 19 in January, and tells why companies are not able to meet demand, or fill their orders.

Labor is the most common shortage mentioned, and was a major restraint on growth.

How will the Biden Administration policies help with these shortages?

Here are some of the biggies:

 

"Extensive," "widespread," "intense," "acute," "persistent," "broad," and "ongoing" "labor shortages."

"Worker shortages"

"Workforce shortages"

"Shortages of drivers"

"Truck driver shortage"

"Chassis" shortage

"Ongoing microchip shortage"

"Pervasive resource shortages"

"Material shortages"

"Inventory shortages" from retailers to housing.

"Supply chain shortages"

"Supply shortages"

"Shortages of parts"

"Shortages of inputs and labor"

"Increasingly severe shortage of auto inventories"

"Shortages of parts for farm equipment"

"Restaurants reported severe supply and staffing shortages"

"Nursing shortages"

"Raw material shortages"

"Shortages of labor and other raw materials" that delayed construction

"Persistent materials shortages"

"Shortages and higher costs for both labor and non-labor inputs"

"Retailers noted shortages of and increased lead times for merchandise, particularly on foreign-made goods"

The labor shortages came with "turnover," and employees leaving their jobs to work somewhere else, which confirms the data in the report on job openings and quits in the most distorted labor market ever.

 

Will vaccine mandates help, or hurt, the rebuilding of our supply chain?

Longer lead times, the time from order to delivery, also hindered output by manufacturers...

 

Lead times - a symptom of snarled supply chains, labor shortages, and parts and material shortages - was mentioned 7 times, up from 3 times in January:

"Manufacturers and services firms experienced delays and long lead times for goods"

"Longer lead times" for retailers

"Lead times continued to lengthen, and many manufacturers of perishables turned away business"

"Retailers noted shortages of and increased lead times for merchandise, particularly on foreign-made goods"

"Lead times for capital equipment were much longer than usual"

"Many existing [nonresidential construction] projects remained hampered by long lead times for materials"

"Persistent materials shortages and extended lead times"

 

This all leads up to inflation...

 

In this environment of shortages of all kinds, amid high demand, price increases were written all over the report, including these 66 mentions:

"Higher prices" and "high prices": 15x

"Price increases": 12x

"Increased prices": 7x

"Rising prices": 4x

"Prices continued to rise": 4x

"Price pressures": 7x

"Price growth": 7x

"Raise prices": 1x

"Pushing up prices": 1x

"Higher input prices": 2x

"Increases in input prices": 2x

"Rising input prices": 2x

"Input price hikes": 1x

"Orders were being canceled and repriced because costs were changing so quickly": 1x

 

Should Joe pressure the fed to limit its spending, money pumped into the economy?

Or what other measures could he take?

"Labor is the most common shortage mentioned, and was a major restraint on growth." good read thanks for sharing:)

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