It matters not to the Biden administration that Americans across the country are under more financial pressure than ever before.
The prices for common goods are on the rise; gas, food, and clothes have never been more expensive.
Cargo ships carrying bare essentials are left docked at numerous shipping ports without any truckers to deliver them across the country. Biden’s vaccine mandates have caused staffing crisis, so it’s become nearly impossible to retain drivers.
All of this has culminated in an unprecedented supply-chain crisis, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is no where to be found.
Turns out, he was on (taxpayer funded) paid leave to tend to his husband Chasten, and their two newborn babies.
Who cares. Get to work.
After weeks of people questioning Buttigieg’s whereabouts as crisis after crisis mounted, someone from the news corps finally confirmed that the transportation secretary was “lying low.”
They didn’t previously announce it, but Buttigieg’s office finally admitted that the secretary has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies.
They didn’t previously announce it, but Buttigieg’s office told West Wing Playbook that the secretary has actually been on paid leave since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, and their two newborn babies.
— Matthew Kaminski (@KaminskiMK) October 15, 2021
A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation confirmed that Buttigieg was “mostly offline” throughout this ongoing crisis.
“For the first four weeks, he was mostly offline except for major agency decisions and matters that could not be delegated,” said the spokesperson. “He has been ramping up activities since then.”
The spokesperson added that Buttigieg will “continue to take some time over the coming weeks to support his husband and take care of his new children.”
The White House did not confirm if President Biden approved the leave himself.
According to one White House official, Biden and the White House is “overjoyed for Pete and Chasten, and believe every American should have access to paid family leave.”
Paid leave is fine, but during the middle of an indominable economic crisis affecting nearly every American?
Buttigieg reportedly attended a “high-profile meeting” with President Joe Biden last week to discuss the ongoing supply chain crisis that will likely result in empty shelves at major and small retail outlets this holiday season – a prospect resulting in the hashtag #EmptyShelvesJoe trending on Twitter.
#EmptyShelvesJoe is great, but we think #BareShelvesBiden is even better.
Hoping to correct-course, the Department of Transportation sent an email to reporters this week highlighting Buttigieg’s multiple media appearances.
What the hell do media appearances have to do with fixing the supply chain issue?
GET TO WORK PETE!
Meanwhile, liberal groups across the idiocy spectrum are praising Buttigieg for going on paternity leave, saying it “reflects changing norms.”
If they are referring to him raising children with another man, well, no one cares about that. The people just want to see him help recover the part of the economy he currently controls — transportation of goods.
The supply chain crisis extended into grocery stores this week, with some businesses reporting empty shelves for canned goods, snacks, and pet food.
Every freedom-loving patriot deserves a pat on the back if we make it though Biden’s presidency alive.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney