by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Like a lot of folks, I do a good bit of my shopping online. And frankly, I’ve gotten spoiled by the timely service. Typically, within a couple of days, my order shows up on my doorstep. No muss, no fuss. This Christmas could be different. Already I’ve noticed that several of the items I want to buy are now on backorder – and they’ve been that way for several weeks. Now I’m beginning to wonder if I should chance it and hope the supply chain eases up, or if I should make alternative shopping plans.
Florida Congressman Carlos Gimenez has a plan to ease the disruption. It involves unused CARES Act funding. He discussed it with Joe Kernan of CNBC’s Squawk Box.
“Right now ships are waiting about 40 days on the West coast. We can probably cut that down by 30 days … we have the capacity on the East coast,” says @RepCarlos on his bill aimed at reducing port congestion by redirecting ships to the East coast. pic.twitter.com/R2WURFRg2u— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) December 1, 2021