Washington Post on Supply Chain Woes: 'Try to Lower Expectations'

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In what seems like an attempt to distance President Joe Biden from the supply chain crisis ravaging the country and the globe, the Washington Post — which is owned by Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world — published an op-ed on Monday telling American consumers to “try to lower expectations” moving forward.

“Rather than living constantly on the verge of throwing a fit, and risking taking it out on overwhelmed servers, struggling shop owners or late-arriving delivery people, we’d do ourselves a favor by consciously lowering expectations,” Micheline Maynard wrote for the Post.

Maynard, who repeatedly used language comparing Americans to fussy toddlers, first asserted that Frederick Taylor’s  The Principles of Scientific Management never took into account “the havoc a pandemic might do to supply chains.” Following the typically excepted diction of far-left media, Maynard notably credited the disembodied “pandemic” for supply chain woes, rather than properly assigning blame to world governments that shut down economies and caused mass unemployment and disruptions in a largely failed effort to “stop the spread.”

She then argued “Americans’ expectations for speedy service” should be replaced by more “realistic expectations,” before quoting an Atlantic article in which the writer asserts that American shoppers have been “trained to be nightmares.” Notably, The Atlantic is also owned by Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, who funds shady leftist activism around the world.

“The pandemic has shown just how desperately the consumer class clings to the feeling of being served,” Maynard quoted the author, who wrote before the supply chain crisis came to fruition.

Maynard then seemingly mocked Americans for questioning the massive and devastating inflation and supply chain failures that they are witnessing — problems which can significantly damage the lives of average Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Unlike the leftist elites, who can breezily drive their Teslas to the nearest Whole Foods for their vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, leather-free, cruelty-free goods, supply chain problems and resulting inflation are a tax on everyday Americans. These same Americans, not necessarily plagued by an inability to frivolously shop, are instead troubled by finding toilet paper, filling their cars with gas to get to work, and paying for increasingly costly staples like meat and eggs. Maynard wrote:

Customers’ persistent whine, “Why don’t they just hire more people?,” sounds feeble in this era of the Great Resignation, especially in industries, such as food service, with reputations for being tough places to work. … All I can do is hope for the best. Like everybody else. And keep those expectations reasonable. Eventually the supply chain will get straightened out.

Maynard concluded by arguing that it is the current generation’s turn to grapple with “shortages of some kind”  — as if the sufferings of yesteryear can ... (Read more)

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