I get it; you’re collectively saying “who?” Raimondo is the former governor of tiny little Rhode Island who “failed upwards” by being anointed Commerce Secretary by the current Democrat Party. I won’t say Joe Biden because we all know he “aint callin’ the shots.” Raimondo who is famous for shutting her state down during Covid, might just be what pure evil is. Like all other Democrat governors and weak-kneed Republican ones, under the fake guise of Covid being the plague, she actually stopped commerce. I guess she deserved promotion?
Raimondo was approved by the Senate and most recently made headlines again for wanting to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to produce more “electronic chips” like the ones in computers, and most new cars.
“The Biden administration is considering invoking a Cold War-era national security law to force companies in the semiconductor supply chain to provide information on inventory and sales of chips, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday.
The goal is to alleviate bottlenecks that have idled U.S. car production and caused shortages of consumer electronics and to identify possible hoarding, she said in an interview.
Her team for months has sought clarity into how companies allocate their semiconductor supply. But previous meetings that convened firms from different industrial sectors haven’t led to increased transparency and many companies have refused to hand over business data to the government.
The Commerce Department is now asking companies to fill out questionnaires within 45 days providing supply chain information. The request is voluntary but Raimondo said she warned industry representatives that she might invoke the Defense Production Act or other tools to force their hands if they don’t respond.
“What I told them is, ‘I don’t want to have to do anything compulsory but if they don’t comply, then they’ll leave me no choice,’” she said. “I said today we’re evaluating all of our options right now, all the tools. I hope not to go there but we need to see some progress and we definitely need compliance.”White House Weighs Invoking Defense Law to Get Chip Data
I will go ahead and say it. What an evil b***h this women is. Hand over your data to the government? Fill out questionnaires? What the heck is this? Compliance of what? Just remember folks she is from the government, and she is here to help! Big shout out to the “never Trumpers” I say to them I hope they reap what they sow. Things may be bad but at least the Orange Man isn’t tweeting mean things!
If you are wondering, the DPA is a large government order that essentially requires business to adapt and do anything possible to ramp up production of needed materials for national defense. The DPA has been around for since 9/8/1950 around the Korean War I believe. Trump used this during early Covid stages essentially forcing Ford/GM and others to make ventilators since, well every American would be on one…. because Covid.
Now apparently computer chips are a vital national security thing, I guess we need to make sure junior has a faster laptop to play Grand Theft Auto, or my new F-150 super duty can be finally put together. Since you know those are real priorities right now.
My biggest gripes are this. Benevolent Queen Raimondo shut her state down, and kept it shut, not following science, she was following Fauci. Now she wants entire industries to not only work but work harder. Yeah, did you know any person ignoring her decree about DPA is subject to a felony and a $10,000 fine? All while government workers, most corporation’s office staffs, long term unemployed, and executives stay at home, because errrrr Covid. Yeah. Makes no sense to me. Push paper? Well, you can do that at home. Work in a factory? Get your butt to work and prepare for 60-hour work weeks! No time off, no vacation. This is a decree from your benevolent queen.
Sadly, idiots like Raimondo honestly think this decree will help. The worst part is, more and more workers will simply walk off the job, it simply isn’t fair to them to sacrifice while others stay at home. We have seen it play out at Frito Lay and Oreo plants across the country, with workers walking off the job due to conditions and poor work life balance. Sadly, Raimondo and the Democrats will never understand this. Maybe that is why the jobs report wasn’t that great the other day?
Hopefully I can get a chip from China for my new laptop or my new truck soon!
(Editor’s Note: President Trump was accused of xenophobia and hating minorities when he expressed concerns about microchip production being vital to our economy and saying that it should be in the US and not overseas. Raimondo invoking DPA is another case of symbolism over substance. She is grandstanding on an issue which she has no control over. )