Who has Biden exempted from his vaccine mandate? – Part Three


Why does Biden’s vaccine mandate not apply to welfare recipients and others?

The Hill explores the reasons why Biden won’t force his vaccine mandate on welfare recipients and others.

On Sept. 9, President Biden declared that all companies with more than 100 employees must “ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.”

According to Biden’s federal vaccine mandate, any company that does not comply will face a fine of $14,000 per case.

During his speech, Biden also declared that “all nursing home workers who treat patients on Medicare and Medicaid” and that “those who work in hospitals, home healthcare facilities, or other medical facilities” as well as “all executive branch federal employees” and “federal contractors” must get vaccinated.

If these Americans choose not to get vaccinated, they will lose their livelihoods. As Biden said, “This is not about freedom or personal choice.”

But Biden’s federal vaccine mandate does not apply to Americans on welfare, illegal immigrants, members of Congress, U.S. Postal Service employees and several other groups.

This is not only unfair, but it flies in the face of Biden’s goal “to require more Americans to be vaccinated, to combat those blocking public health.”

So, per Biden’s edict, Americans who work at a company that employs more than 100 people have no choice but to get vaccinated. The same standard applies to the health care workers who have heroically put their lives on the line treating COVID-19 patients.

But for reasons unexplained, Biden refuses to mandate vaccines for the 59 million Americans who receive welfare benefits.

Put another way, Biden is mandating that the Americans who supply most of the tax revenue to pay for America’s welfare system be vaccinated or lose employment. But the beneficiaries of the welfare state are exempt.

This is even more flummoxing given that data shows Medicaid recipients are among the least vaccinated.

(Read about regional disparities at The Hill)

In the real world, the elderly are among those who remain at higher risk (2% rather than 1.15% for those over 80)

If the elderly remain at higher risk and if greater numbers of the elderly remain unvaccinated, then why not mandate vaccinating those on welfare? Does it have any thing to do with the fact that a person can catch COVID-19 after being vaccinated? Does it have to do with the many high-profile cases where people have died after being vaccinated? Or does Biden fear losing this segment of votes if he pushes the matter?

 

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