One could stake a claim that the former governor of Florida, Rick Scott, would have some idea of supply chain issues- with Florida being a port heavy state. But they would be wrong. In an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, Scott was asked for a response on the supply chain system, wherein he mentioned that if the transportation secretary really wanted to fix the problem, they would be flying to the port, have a chat, find the problem, and then solve it.
He believes that the problem could definitely be a couple of regulations from the government. Now, one has to keep in mind that Florida is home to one of the largest port networks in the country- which handles over 107 million tons of cargo every single year. If the former two-term governor of the state can make such an uninformed remark- where do we stand?
Rick Scott Believes Buttigieg Simply Need To ‘Talk’
If Rick Scott’s ideas were to be analyzed, one would easily find the first part of his speech as ‘someone should figure this out which is not exactly the best way of governing. Since Scott didn’t have much of a clue of what was being spoken about- and obviously didn’t have anything informative to add to that- he ended up describing a situation where Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation, would simply fly from one place to the other, have a couple of conversations, and then fix the problem. Needless to say, that is not how this works.
Rick Scott’s policy prescription would definitely resonate with those who don’t have much of an interest in policy prescriptions and would believe that it would just take a conversation to fix things. In reality, though, there are quite a few global supply chain bottlenecks, who would be affecting the manufacturers for a multitude of reasons- most of which are simply related to pandemic recoveries and major shifts in consumer demand.
Therefore, Rick Scott’s idea that a cabinet secretary can simply fix a major problem by having a conversation is simply implausible.