(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) “I’ve always said that food is love, but food is life too,” said First Lady, Mrs. Jill Biden, who staged a photo-op with pallets full of baby formula, as store shelves remain empty.
Biden said that “as a mom and a nana,” she was able to relate to mothers and families who are struggling to feed their babies.
“I am here today to say to parents: You aren’t alone,” she said.
“At the highest levels of Joe’s administration, he and his team understand what you are going through.”
The White House reported that the delivery via “Operation Fly Formula” brought 100,000 pounds of formula.
This is a fraction of what families of the United States use in a day.
#OperationFlyFormula is underway! Infant formula arrived from Switzerland today and Team Ramstein Airmen got to work palletizing and preparing it for rapid shipment via C-17s to the United States due to critical shortages there. pic.twitter.com/wlizuxseve
— Ramstein Air Base (@RamsteinAirBase) May 21, 2022
While the Biden administration has been using this minuscule delivery as a way to boost their own public perception, the shortage will still hit many families across the nation unless they act quickly.
Administration officials were slothful to act to the obvious shortage initially, and 100,000 pounds of formula is a drop in the bucket compared to what is needed.
In addition to “Operation Fly Formula,” Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act in an attempt to speed up deliveries of formula.
Despite the shortage allegedly affecting some among its ranks, the White House has completely bungled the handling of this emergency, first ignoring the situation, then blaming the shortage on parents.
In order to make it look like they were doing something, the Democrats put up the “Access to Baby Formula Act,” which would do nothing for the shortage and increase the salaries of Food and Drug Administration bureaucrats by $23 million collectively.
Neither Biden nor the FDA have made any public moves to address the red tape surrounding baby formula factories in the United States, and seem to be unwilling to repeal or ease government regulations to increase national production.