• Mike Marsicano

Ventilators, Masks, Medication: Running Short In Our Nation’s Time Of Crisis

Updated: May 15, 2020

Over the last several weeks, the United States has been actively making all preparations deemed necessary in an attempt to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. People have been told to stay home, stay-at-home orders have been issued, and all levels of government have been busy allocating supplies to the areas that need them most. Our great nation has always been strong in the face of great adversity, and this moment in history is no different.

The response has been exceptional, but the resources available to the United States in this fight are less than what is necessary. Every day we hear about mask shortages, glove shortages, ventilators running low, and much more. The United States is always prepared to face her enemies, but in the case of COVID-19, we simply do not have the resources in place to fight this virus with everything we have. The reason for these shortages is simple: for too long, some businesses have maintained globalist policies at the expense of American jobs and security.

Our nation was made great on the backs of American workers. Throughout the second half of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, American ingenuity was unmatched around the world. After World War II, the United States had secured its place as the world’s number one manufacturer, and had a roaring economy the likes of which the world had never seen. Then, slowly but surely, our decision makers became entranced with the ideas of globalism. Fast forward to today: we are in the midst of a national crisis and running low on supplies to combat that crisis.

The United States needs to bring manufacturing back to our country, period. Making our products right here in the United States will provide a much needed job boost once we beat COVID-19, and ensure that the United States is properly prepared when the next crisis hits. When I am elected to Congress, I will support legislation that will incentivize businesses to bring their manufacturing back to the United States, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and strengthening our nation’s security. An event such as the COVID-19 pandemic happening again is not an if, but a when. We must make sure that our country is able to prepare itself using American workers and American manufacturing.

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