Why is there still a bike shortage when there are 214 USA bike manufacturers listed, ‘WHICH MIGHT’ include bicycles made from goods & materials 100% produced here in America?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: People think we are doing well because there is no inventory, reported the following statement:
“If you want to order today, you have to wait a whole year,” Muñoz said. “It’s the same everywhere.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb, an idiom, and clues who to blame for a bike shortage in the USA, one of the world’s wealthiest Nations?
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. (Proverb 21:5)
Idiom Plan ahead
Meaning – to make all arrangements or preparations that one will or might find necessary or useful in advance of something happening.
What’s My Post?
The epitome of USA politicians foolish planning was revealed by Rahm Emanual when he was Mayor of Chicago and stated: “Never let a serious crisis go to waste”:
In an article which explains this political issue, this following statement revealed one reason why politicians revere this statement.
“By this, I am saying that Emanuel is speaking in a code language, and you have to know and understand the thinking behind that code to properly decipher his message.”
However, there is another underlying clue or reason why the USA politicians rely on the code. It is because politicians know long range planning in the USA is limited to only the next election.
My point is the same as what I explained in yesterday’s post titled: Chapman vs Buffett.
In My Opinion,
USA politicians never should have allowed the mass outsourcing of USA manufacturing to be offshored which traded American lead in technology and manufacturing capabilities, independence, and skills to be offshored.
Sadly, if we discerned what was traded, we will understand that the majority of USA wealth and power was traded to obtain cheaper prices to make more electronic gadgets, T shirts, hats, toys, for pleasure at the expense of our security and independence.
The USA is now are totally dependent of global sources who possess the machinery equipment, ram materials, and job skills required to make the simplest of all mechanism to reduce carbon in our atmosphere, a bicycle.
And sadly, N95 masks which if would have been available to protect from Covid in the early stages, would have saved lives.
Is it wise or foolish for USA politicians to only think long range is the next election and rely on crisis instead of wise planning advice written 3000 years ago?
If politicians understood the folly of total reliance on globalism, diligence, and wisdom of long range and limited American offshoring to 50 percent at any product, would there ever be a statement of USA bike or Covid 95 mask supplies that state: ‘WHICH MIGHT’ include bicycles made from goods & materials 100% produced here in America?
Or ever be a ‘serious crises of the present shortage of parts needed, and lack of independence result, for both military, and domestic products in the USA in any future crisis?
Or as for President Bidens environment Executive Orders for wind or solar parts being only manufactured in the USA, it is only a dream because of the lack of USA manufacturing plants, equipemetn, and skills.
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