Intel receiving government money isn't the issue, it's creating a long-term competitive pricing market. Cheap China junk isn't near the quality American manufacturing can produce, and incentives and tariffs help small market USA. We are currently heading in the wrong direction. Skirting political comments, the chip shortage is as much current world craziness and poor overseas product dependence coming to a head.Intel CEO says their plans for the new plant don't depend on taking a dime from government. Good. I'll put my money on the private sector solving this problem. Read on Dow Jones news this morning that Commerce Secy says she doesn't support favoring automakers over other industries in regard to the chip shortages. Intel's new plant won't be in production until 2023. What is the short term solution? Don't know. Looks like we will continue to see supply shortages in many products including autos. I feel extremely lucky to have my BL. I still have one on order that is supposed to be built the second week in June. Maybe it will be built the week before the next shut down. Dealer has agreed to give to a longtime friend of mine.