- Name for me one thing that a COVID vaccine mandate accomplishes
Truckers warn that “disastrous” OSHA mandate will worsen the supply chain chaos
The Epoch Times reports on complaints from independent-minded truckers as they observe an out-of-control occupier of the Oval Office.
Trucking industry groups issued warnings after President Joe Biden’s administration unveiled a COVID-19 vaccine rule targeting private businesses with 100 or more workers, saying the mandate would damage the industry.
“As we made clear in our comments to the administration prior to the rule’s publication, drivers spend the vast majority of their workday alone in the cab and outside,” the American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said in a statement last week after the rule was published in the Federal Register.
On Nov. 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance stipulating businesses with 100 or more employees be required to have their workers provide proof of weekly COVID-19 tests or get vaccinated. Businesses with contracts with the federal government, regardless of size, will have to mandate vaccines with no weekly testing option.
The deadline for the vaccine mandate for both federal contractors and private businesses was set for Jan. 4.
“While we complete our due diligence to confirm that fact through official channels, we see quotes from Labor Secretary [Marty] Walsh as an enormous victory for our association and industry,” Spear added. “Given the nationwide shortage of truck drivers, it is vital that our industry has the relief it needs to keep critical goods moving, including food, fuel, medicine, and the vaccine itself,” he continued.
(Read more at The Epoch Times)
If you can catch, spread, and die from COVID after the vaccine, why enforce a vaccine?
We know that numerous people have caught COVID after taking the vaccination (5,800 in April 2021 by the admission of the CDC). We also know that people can spread COVID after being vaccinated. Finally, even if we discount the high-profile vaccinated people with comorbidities, we know you can die after getting the jab.
So why get the jab?
What’s more, why require a vaccination if this is the record?
Because OSHA governs workplace conditions, what jurisdiction does it have over vaccines and health?
I understand how OSHA might require people to wear steel-toed shoes and hard hats while working in areas where parts weighing between 5 pounds and multiple tons get lifted overhead. I likewise understand the role of OSHA where asbestos has been used (or might still be a component of) items in the workplace.
However, I don’t understand how OSHA gets involved in regulating something that depends completely on the reaction of human bodies to viruses.
Does this mean that we get to defund and disband the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control, National Institutes for Allergies, and Food and Drug Administration?
What’s more, since OSHA and all of the alphabet soup organizations named in the paragraph above all are supposed to derive their power and money from Congress, what Congressional action has instigated this? Unless we have officially gone down the dictatorship road, Congress needs to be involved in the changing of mission for OSHA.
Biden was ruled by the Supreme Court to have had no authority to use the CDC to take landlord’s property through the eviction moratorium. What authority does he have in making a specific health decision for all America?
What happened to the Democrat chant “My body. My choice” once the COVID vaccines started?
If Biden’s vaccine mandate comes from emergency powers, when do the emergency powers end?
What part of “emergency powers” are announced in the summer of 2021 and will not kick in until 4 January 2021? Emergency powers should be for something that requires immediate action.
The whole narrative of this COVID pandemic argues against any current “emergency powers,” Over a year ago, we were told that we would stay home “two weeks to flatten the curve.” Houstonians were told by Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to mask up in 2020. Now it’s 2021 and she still blathers on about wearing masks.
To add insult to injury, the old guy who can’t keep his own policies straight now wants to mandate the injection of an experimental vaccine that has caused heart damage in numerous people.
- Explain why Biden should pay illegal aliens
Americans express overwhelming opposition to Biden paying illegal migrants
The Washington Examiner points out the great opposition to Biden’s idea of paying illegal aliens $450K for the inconvenience of being separated from their children while they were in jail.
The public does not need to hear anything more about President Joe Biden’s plan to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to migrant parents that crossed the border illegally and were separated from their children during their criminal processing.
That is because two different polls released today found that nearly 60% are totally against the idea of paying up to $450,000 each in a controversial policy the Biden White House flip-flopped on all last week.
In the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, 57% said that Americans shouldn’t pay a cent to those who entered the United States illegally with their children and were separated under a Trump-era criminal procedure.
However, some 14% said they are open to a check of $50,000-$100,000. Democrats were first in line to OK the payments, said Rasmussen.
In a similar Trafalgar Group survey, 56% oppose the reported $450,000 payments to illegal immigrants for their “psychological trauma.” That rises to 65% when those with no opinion on the issue are pulled out of the results.
Last week, Biden rejected reports he was eyeing payments of up to $450,000 to illegal immigrants. His White House then said that payments might be made. And by the end of the week, Biden had flipped to say that he backs compensation but wouldn’t set a price.
In the Trafalgar poll, conducted for Convention of States Action and provided to Secrets, 55% also said that the U.S.-Mexico border should be closed while the administration works on a new immigration plan.
Under Biden, illegal immigration has reached historic levels, and the White House has done little to slow the crossings. This year is expected to experience the most-ever illegal crossings in U.S. history.
The failure to deal with the issue has made it a top concern in the nation and helped to fuel former President Donald Trump’s political comeback.
(Read more at the Washington Examiner)
No, I don’t want another check from Biden. I want sane spending on real needs. I don’t want to hand out money to criminals.
I would like to see less handouts like the ones voted for by 200 Democrats and 13 Republicans (even though the politicians would like for us to believe that it is “infrastructure” — I do not equate infrastructure to electric cars, eco-ferries, eco-busses, “revitalized communities,” clean water [that will likely never reach parts of “fly-over” country], tax cuts for liberal cities, tax cuts for liberal states, and other Democrat priorities).
- Explain why putting the poorest among us out of their cars is a good thing
US gasoline prices vault to new 7-year high
Prices of regular Washington Examinergasoline in the United States have risen to a new seven-year high, according to new data from AAA, as elevated crude prices and an uptick in gasoline demand put upward pressure on prices at the pump.
As of Nov. 8, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States rose to a seven-year high of $3.422, up slightly from the previous day’s average of $3.421 and a penny more than the week-ago average of $3.402, according to AAA.
Last week, gasoline demand rose from 9.32 million barrels per day to 9.5 million barrels per day, AAA said, citing recent data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
“The slight increase in demand has contributed to price increases, while elevated crude prices continue to put upward market pressure on pump prices,” AAA said in a note.
A separate analysis from Lundberg Survey found that the average price for regular-grade gasoline in the United States jumped by 5 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.49 per gallon, about $1.30 higher than a year ago.
The Biden administration has faced sharp criticism over rising gasoline prices, but it has “no immediate plans” to tap into emergency reserves or limit energy exports outside the United States, the Energy Department told CNBC several weeks ago, while President Joe Biden last week remained noncommittal on ordering a Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) release.
Biden was asked at a Nov. 6 press briefing when he would respond with an SPR release given that “OPEC-plus has snubbed your call to pump more oil,” with the reporter referring to the cartel’s decision earlier in the week to ignore the administration’s request to increase production more sharply, opting instead to stick to a previously agreed plan to gradually raise crude production by 400,000 barrels per day each month.
(Read more at The Epoch Times)
I really want to hear why the rich get electric car subsidies and other tax cuts and the poor get priced out of their cars — and that gets counted as “infrastructure” and “equity”
Liberal logic often escapes me. However, how the rich can get tax state-level tax cuts, city-level tax cuts, electric car subsidies, and other perks from the Democrats while still calling it all just “infrastructure” and other Democrat keywords is beyond me.
Why can’t the Democrat suck-ups see that all of the “infrastructure” is a transfer from the powerless to the powerful?
- After all of Joe’s many screw-ups, why do you support someone with such a low view of you?
Biden gets accused of mocking Americans’ intellect: “You think they’d understand what we’re talking about?”
The Daily Wire reflects on Joe’s careless comments about Americans and their knowledge of the supply chain that he has gummed up.
President Joe Biden was accused of mocking Americans’ intelligence on Saturday during remarks that he gave in the morning as he answered only a few questions from reporters.
Biden made the remarks about Americans’ knowledge of supply chains as he said that the pandemic has impacted the lives of every American.
“COVID has disrupted almost every family one way or another, whether it’s wearing a mask or losing a family member. You know, 750,000-plus Americans dead — 750,000,” Biden said. “And so, people are worried. People are also worried about, you know, coming up — they don’t — understandably. ‘Why is the price of — of agricultural products — and when I go to the store, why is it higher?’”
“What — like, for example, if I had — if we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, ‘Let’s ask whoever the — whoever is at the next table, no matter how — what restaurant we’re in — have them explain the supply chain to us.’ You think they’d understand what we’re talking about?” Biden continued. “They’re smart people. But supply chain — ‘Well, why is everything backed up?’ Well, it’s backed up because the people who supply the materials that end up being on our kitchen table or in our — in our fam- — our life — guess what? They’re closing those plants because they have COVID.”
Grabien founder Tom Elliott responded to Biden’s remarks by writing that Biden “mocks Americans’ intelligence.”
Biden mocks Americans’ intelligence: “If we were all going out & having lunch together & I said let’s ask whoever's… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 06, 2021
(Read more at the Daily Wire)
Joe Biden does not rise to the level of being a pot calling the kettle black. Joe is the soot under the pots and kettles.
Joe Biden needs to go onto YouTube and spend the rest of his term watching videos of him screwing up, forgetting things, bungling words, inventing words, and doing much else to embarrass America. He does not need to comment on what other people might or might not understand.