Wall Street Journal: Biden and federal policies caused the infant formula crisis

Instead of picking up on the Joe Biden administration’s blame narrative, the Wall Street Journal editorial board said that the Biden administration and federal policies were to fault for the newborn formula scarcity.

While the government tries to reassure “angry moms” that it will solve the situation, the board suggested that Biden and the authorities “look in the mirror:”

The scarcity began when Abbott Laboratories closed a mill in Michigan after four infants became extremely ill after consuming formula prepared there. Abbott has a 42 percent share of the market in the United States, and the other three major manufacturers (Perrigo, Nestle, and Mead Johnson) haven’t been able to keep up. As a result, the shelves are empty.

On Wednesday, President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act. The statute, which dates back to the Cold War, allows the federal government to enlist private companies to make goods for national security and reorder supply chains, putting some customers ahead of others.

Progressives believe that government can solve any problem, which is why the law has become their go-to answer for any commodity shortage.

The bill, according to Mr. Biden, will allow his administration to prioritize raw materials for baby formula. He also intends to dispatch government planes to bring in supplies from abroad. However, it does not appear that there is a scarcity of formula ingredients. It’s also not difficult to transport. Regulatory issues are the main roadblocks to growing supply.

The board also cited hefty trade tariffs of up to 17.5% and rules from the Food and Drug Administration that limit market competitiveness. The board also cited hefty trade tariffs of up to 17.5% and rules from the Food and Drug Administration that limit market competitiveness.

According to the Journal, Democrats, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), tend to blame companies for problems.

Pelosi added of Abbott, who is already the subject of a House probe, “I think there might be a need for indictment.”

The remedy, according to the Journal, is to halt tariffs and relax onerous labeling and ingredient rules. It further stated that monopolies are created when manufacturers have exclusive contracts with states for a product.

Even if Abbott returns, the Journal suggests that federal policies be changed to allow the free market to thrive.

15 Responses

  1. IT IS PAST TIME FOR IMPEACH AND TREASON TO INCUR….WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IS biden DOES NOT KNOW THE REALITIES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES… HE IS A FIVE YEAR OLD CHILD WHO HAS THE MENTAL CAPACITY OF A “FIVE YEAR OLD” IT IS A REAL SHAME THAT THIS PERSON IS IN OFFICE….
    …………………………….A REAL SHAME…………………………………………………………………..

  2. I agree that Biden does NOT have the mental capacity to lead the United States of America. I cannot believe that we do not have someone in the senate or house that has enough back bone to get the president some guidance in leading this country. They either need to get him some help or get him and the V P removed from office and elect someone with the capacity to lead the United States of America We need this completed now and not later.

    1. It’s time to clean house.with Biden unable, Harris supports the same policies, pelosi ,Schumer, well most of the dimocrits all of the dame mind. They are all in the wrong direction. The border, inflation, economy 2nd amendment !!rights. It’s all a fiasco. Too late for Afghanistan. Gas prices. All gotta go. Impeach not 1,but all for their treasonous policies.

  3. I do believed it’s time to kick all those DEMONRATS out of the White House along, with those PATHETIC “WOKE” LMFAO! who are they??????

  4. CLEAN OUT THE WHITE HOUSE OF ALL THE CRIMINALS, TRAITORS, AND FOOLS AS WELL AS THE CONGRESS OF CRIMINAL, AND TRAITORS demonRATS AND RINOS. WE PRESENTLY HAVE AN ILLEGTIMATE president FROM A STOLEN ELECTION.

  5. Biden is the worst disaster and the most criminal president in US history and we will be paying for his sins and his family’s illegal activities for several generations. He should be put on a war tribunal and face life imprison as a traitor to our country for what he has been involved with China, with his son, and family, and ultimately he could share a cell with Hillary Clinton while they are at it. I have not one good thing to say about Biden and his family other than our country would be so much better off with out him in office. He needs to be removed because he is not mentally stable and incapable of governing our country. He is bed with CCP him and his corrupt coke head son. And they did it together knowing damn well what they were doing. And he is also in bed with George Soros and other communist elites.

    Our congress and Senate are just as corrupt. We need to take our country back in 2024 with trust justice and liberty for all. This administration has left our country behind in exchange for communism. What a joke of a president, congress and Senate

  6. Biden’s agenda is America last and every other country 1st. We’re paying for the War in Ukraine. I have yet to hear of any other of the countries in NATO to be giving up such large amounts of Money to Ukraine. We just got out of Afghanistan and now we’re funding another War. It’s absolutely terrible what this administration has done to this great nation is just 18 months. Impeach him for every thing.

  7. Dansin: the “Pathetic Woke” are those who have a D either before or after their name; also, include any RHINO that you want, start with Mittens the Kitten, Murkowski (sp), suzie Q collins from maine, and Lizzybeth cheney for starters, you might want to add China Mitch to the list as well. Feel free to add to this list as you will.

  8. Well that is true. Biden is at fault. We would surely not have this problem if Trump were in his rightful place as president. Biden is totally incompetent and down right dangerous. He sent formula to the boarder for illegals when our own are suffering. If we had more then needed that would be okay with me but to send it when families here are suffering is outrageous.

    Get this MORON and his VP out of our White House !!!!

  9. There shouldn’t be any shortages in this! Biden wants to go global but we need to be the United States of America and not global! This is my country and I’m sick and tired of these elitists who don’t have to worry because the have too much money and live above us it is time they learned how powerful we the people can be! Fire them and start over like the constitution says! Stop paying for NOTHING! You the government are our employees and guess what we are your BOSSES!

  10. Pelosi wants a criminal chargers here they are Biden Pelosi for not responding in timely mater to problem. Abbot was clear long time ago from any wrong doing but Biden FDA never give Abbot green light to start production. Pelosi eighter knwe this in February or she us total ignorant like on any policy this administration and her green congress clowns running. THEY BOTH NEED TO BE PROCECUTED totally agree with Pelosi only she needs needs to be on chopping board with Biden and FDA.

  11. Now that all know his brain is toast, that’s a good thing, he will not be sniffing any minors, and forget he’s a pedophile. What to say about 50 mil. Who voted for a pedophile that’s suffering from dementia, the hate and jealousy for one man, Hillary showed she’s capable and willing but I wonder if that’s enough to change public opinion because she’s real good at spreading lies and deceit.

  12. Get the snake out of the white house
    20,000,000 illegals are in our country, illegally.
    We the people voted Biden out and he stole the election.
    Get him out and put him in GITMO!
    He is a murderer.

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