(AbsoluteNews.com) – The global supply chain has taken multiple blows over the last two years. Employee shortages, closed factories, cyberattacks and COVID-19 restrictions have taken their toll. The American people are now sounding off on the shortages and rising prices.
Fox News went out into the streets of suburban Washington, DC, to speak to grocery store customers about the supply chain issues. Inflation and supply shortages have caused the cost of meat, fish, eggs and poultry to rise more than 10%. On average, food prices have gone up an average of 4.6% since September 2020.
One shopper in Lanham, Maryland, told reporters that the prices in the store are “outrageous.” Another said, “It’s crazy!”
Grocery store shoppers tell me how they feel about surging prices pic.twitter.com/PXEuOnJ1NC
— Lisa Bennatan (@LisaBennatan) October 20, 2021
One of the major problems impacting the supply chain is the labor shortage. President Joe Biden is said to be considering sending the National Guard to American ports to help with a massive backlog of goods. However, the administration hasn’t discussed those plans publicly.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently announced he’s extending the hours of ports in the Sunshine State to help with that as well. Despite efforts to solve the problem sooner, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told CNN’s Jake Tapper the issues will likely continue into 2022.
To avoid the impacts on everyday life, Americans should prepare for shortages to last for a while.
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