To the 38% who still approve of Biden

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  1. 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.

  1. 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).

  1. Explain why putting the poorest among us out of their cars is a good thing

US gasoline prices vault to new 7-year high

The Epoch Times lays out how gasoline prices have not been higher since 2014.

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?

  1. 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.”

(continued)

(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.

 

The effect of Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate


For police

Seattle business owner fears vaccine mandate will lengthen 911 response time: ‘I can’t get help’

Fox News reports on the effects of the Biden vaccine mandate on the Seattle Police Department.

Seattle business owners are fearing the looming vaccine mandate deadline for police officers and firefighters will further lengthen response time to 911 calls, as the city that saw months of violent demonstrations last year already grapples with police staffing shortages and surging crime.  

Maher Youssef, owner of Youssef’s Pluto Organic Café in Belltown, told KING 5 News he’s dialed 911 several dozen times over the past few years, including for two separate break-ins which were captured by the coffee shop’s surveillance camera. 

Seattle police responded to both robberies, but Youssef said response times were lengthy and staffing shortages expected to worsen with Monday’s vaccine mandate deadline for the city and state could worsen business.

“I feel like I’m on my own. I can’t get help from anywhere. I just open the door every day and don’t know if I’m going to go home safe and good to my family or if something is going to happen,” Youssef said. “The tourists are not going to come, the people are not going to go out of their home to buy things. It’s going to be like a ghost city.”

The extent of the vaccine mandate on police staffing shortages won’t be known until after Monday’s deadline. Oct. 18 is the date Seattle, King County and Washington State employees are required to submit proof of full vaccination, request an exemption or face termination.  

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan said officers won’t face immediate termination Monday, but instead, those who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will receive notice for a  “Loudermill hearing,” or a public forum where an employee can present their reasoning for going against the mandate before formal separation. An internal memo distributed by the King County Sheriff’s Office Thursday indicated deputies who don’t get vaccinated will also be affording similar hearings before being terminated. 

As of last Wednesday, the Seattle Police Department activated its emergency three-stage mobilization plan, which involves sending detectives and non-patrol officers to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers. The Seattle Fire Department canceled non-essential training and community events as part of its contingency plan. 

“That’s what this contingency is in place for, so that we do have officers who are available to handle 911 calls, not knowing what our numbers are going to be on October 18th,” Sgt. Randy Huserik told KING. “Our first concern is those priority one calls, those crimes in progress and whatnot, and having the staffing levels available to respond to those high priority calls first.”

(Read more at Fox News)

Joe wants to pretend that (after years of “Sure, we can transfer that money from police”) a few kind words at a memorial service will heal all

Over the weekend, the leader of the Democrats spoke a few supportive words for the police; however, those were accompanied by additional calls for police reform. So, sorry, Joe. You won’t put out a fire by sprinkling water and following that with gasoline.

Additionally, when you have backed the police into a corner for over two years through your policy and now a senseless vaccine of people who likely have developed a natural immunity by catching COVID-19, you may not like the response you get.

Dozens Of Massachusetts State Police have resigned over a vaccine mandate

National Public Radio tells us how a number of the Massachusetts State Police have resigned over the Biden vaccine mandate.

MSPDozens of Massachusetts State Police troopers have put in their resignation papers following the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the State Police Association of Massachusetts said.

Under Gov. Charlie Baker’s executive order issued last month, all executive department employees are required to show proof of vaccination on or before Oct. 17, or they will be fired.

“It is unfortunate that the Governor and his team have chosen to mandate one of the most stringent vaccine mandates in the country with no reasonable alternatives,” State Police Association President Michael Cherven said in a statement.

Chervin said the troopers should have “reasonable alternatives” to being required to get vaccinated such as wearing masks and being tested regularly.

(Read about the “alternatives” at NPR)

It looks like the Democrats are not the only ones showing solidarity

I can understand how the state troopers would stand together against a vaccine mandate when (first) they have worked as the shield for the state against a criminal element throughout a pandemic and (second) they may have caught the virus and developed their own immunity during this pandemic.

However, I really don’t understand the Democrats not looking at the science and listening to their people. Why listen to a doddering old socialist rather than people who support you?

Seattle police staffing woes prompt emergency dispatch plan as vaccine mandate for officers looms

Fox News points out how the Biden vaccine mandate has prompted a emergency dispatch plan in Seattle.

Seattle’s police department is sending detectives and non-patrol officers to respond to emergency calls because of a shortage of patrol officers that union leaders fear will become worse because of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Due to the staffing crunch, the Seattle Police Department activated its emergency three-stage mobilization plan on Wednesday, KING reported. 

It involves all on-duty sworn personnel, including detectives, education and training section employees and people within the department with patrol backgrounds reporting to their shifts in uniform and ready to respond to 911 calls if necessary.

Should the department receive a credible threat “that has the potential to cause significant harm, property destruction or wide-spread public fear,” the plan requires that normal dispatch will be modified, impacting its ability to conduct routine operations.

The department has lost more than 300 officers over the past year, KOMO reported. Nearly 300 more could face termination if they do not comply with an Oct. 18 deadline to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“We can’t afford to lose one, that’s how desperate we are to hold onto people,” police union president Mike Solan said. “If we lose more officers, the public safety situation will become that much more untenable here.”

(Read more at Fox News)

This is just the foretaste of things to come

In my view, this dictatorial type of government (decried loudly by Democrats in the press and politics during the Trump administration, when it didn’t exist) will lead to a dependence on government over God.

Also along a similar line, this type of government will lead to a softening of thought. Therefore, people will not resist true tyranny when it presents itself.

For the military

Many troops have not complied with COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Sherman, Texas Fox affiliate KXII says in a 11 October 2021 report that many troops have not complied with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Hundreds of thousands of members of the U.S. military remain unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated as deadlines approach for the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

According to a review of data published in Sunday’s Washington Post, the rate of COVID-19 vaccination among the armed services varies a great deal.

For instance, vaccine compliance in the active-duty Navy is 90%.

But for the Marine Corps, it’s 72%, though both services share the same Nov. 28 deadline.

(Read more at KXII)

When the warriors among us have gone away, what will the gunless depend on?

Not too long ago, Obama mocked the back road voters of America for “clinging to their guns or religion.”

Tell me what the sophisticated people like Obama cling to if their hired warriors go away?

Tell me what boat we will be in if our warriors go away and CCP takes advantage of the situation?

For health care workers

Central Maine Medical Center suspends pediatric, trauma admissions

Portland, Maine ABC affiliate WMTW reports that the Central Maine Medical Center suspended pediatric and trauma admissions due to resignations in response to Biden’s vaccine mandate.

Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston is temporarily suspending admissions for certain patients.

Tuesday, Central Maine Health Care issued a statement clarifying the changes in care.

The hospital announced on Monday on its website that pediatric and trauma patients who arrive at the Emergency Department will be assessed and stabilized, but if they need to be admitted, they will be sent to another facility.

STEMI (heart attack) patients were originally on the list of those who were going to be diverted, but Tuesday’s statement changed that policy, now saying STEMI patients will be admitted.

The diversion plan for pediatric patients will be in place until further notice, whereas the situation for trauma patients will be re-evaluated every 24 hours.

Additionally, Central Maine Medical Center’s neo-natal ICU will close on October 25th.

In their statement, Central Maine Health Care blames the ongoing staffing shortage they are dealing with. As of Tuesday morning, their website showed 554 job postings within the network. That included 331 in Lewiston.

(Read more at WMTW)

This has happened all over America

In Houston, the Methodist hospital system laid off 178 employees who refused the vaccine mandate.

In New York, Northwell Health laid off 1,400 employees who defied the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

New York hospital to stop delivering babies as staffers quit over vaccine mandate

USA Today shares on the effects of the Biden vaccine mandate on the a rural New York hospital.

A hospital in rural New York is pausing its maternity services as employees quit instead of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Six employees at the Lewis County Health System have resigned, and seven more are unwilling to get vaccinated, meaning Lewis County General Hospital will stop delivering babies for the time being, multiple news outlets reported

“We are unable to safely staff the service after Sept. 24,” Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer said at a news conference.

The move appears to be temporary. During the pause in maternity services, Cayer said, the health system will focus on recruiting nurses to get baby deliveries back up and running.

“We have a challenge to work through with the vaccination mandate,” Cayer said.

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo passed a mandate Aug. 16 to ensure that all health care workers in New York must be vaccinated. More specifically, hospitals and long term care facility employees need to get their first dose of the vaccine by Sep. 27. 

(Read more at USA Today)

Just imagine going to an emergency room with an emergency now

Imagine that emergency room being even more packed with Biden’s illegal aliens because they have been told they can have their flu or cold or bursitis treated there. Imagine now that there are 1/2 of the nurses and doctors. And imagine that the nurses and doctors who are there have been imported from nations where a bedside manner does not receive priority.

Imagine no more.

For supply chain workers

Big truckers say vaccine mandate could push drivers away

The Wall Street Journal reports on the words of truckers as they react to the Biden vaccine mandate.

Big trucking companies say a federal vaccination and testing mandate aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus could push more workers away from their operations and deepen upheaval in U.S. supply chains.

Executives say the proposed testing requirements for workers who choose not to get vaccinated could also pose challenges for trucking companies whose fleets haul goods long distances, often along irregular routes that send drivers from one corner of the country to another over several days or weeks.

The impact, they say, would hit companies already struggling to hire and retain drivers in a tight labor market and add to pressure on logistics networks that are straining to keep stores stocked and factories humming.

“We’re in an industry where we can’t afford any fallout. We don’t have enough drivers today,” said Eric Fuller, chief executive of U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., a large trucking carrier based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Under the plan President Biden announced last week, companies with 100 or more employees would have to require that their workers be vaccinated or undergo at least weekly testing for the virus.

Trucking companies are among the businesses navigating a tricky path on vaccinations, with some blue-collar workers bristling at employer mandates and companies have been reluctant to alienate staffers in a tight labor market. The  Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to roll the federal requirement out in coming weeks via an emergency temporary standard.

U.S. Xpress is encouraging its roughly 10,000-person workforce, which includes about 7,000 drivers, to get the Covid-19 shot. The company estimates that just under half of its drivers are vaccinated. But the carrier isn’t requiring its workers to get the vaccine, “and we’re not necessarily comfortable with the government mandating it,” Mr. Fuller said.

Trucking companies worry that workers who balk at the requirements could decamp for smaller fleets that don’t fall under the mandate or turn to gig-economy jobs, further shrinking the pool of drivers at a time when a shortage of transport capacity is slowing delivery times and driving up costs for retailers and manufacturers.

Mr. Fuller said that the federal requirement could “create additional stress on each point of the supply chain,” rippling across trucking, warehousing and manufacturing workforces and potentially creating “the situation where we have empty shelves.”

(Read specifics of supply-chain worries at the Wall Street Journal)

Again, we are seeing the tip of the spear

From all I can tell, this is just the beginning.

Big truckers say vaccine mandate could push drivers away

Reports at Chicago’s WKBN back up the Wall Street Journal report as truckers react to the Biden vaccine mandate.

President Joe Biden’s recently announced sweeping vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans is resulting in some truckers across the country quitting their jobs.

“The biggest problem drivers are having is that they don’t trust the vaccine, they’re scared of the side effects, the government forcing it on them,” said Michael Kucharski, vice president of JKC Trucking.

Kucharski said he supports the vaccine and educating employees about their benefits, but does not support Biden’s mandate for companies with 100 employees or more to require vaccinations.

The Biden administration has said that companies will face $13,600 in fines per violation. Employees that do not want to get vaccinated are supposed to be tested weekly.

“We are hurting. So if a truck driver quits, he could call 20 truck companies right now, and over the phone all 20 will hire him instantly,” Kucharski said. “We’re all fighting over the same drivers. Not only are we being hammered by COVID right now and the driver shortage, now this mandate comes along and it’s going to make it even worse for us to retain these employees.”

(Read how a few liberal companies welcome the Biden mandate at WKBN)

 

Over-counting COVID deaths and using the mandate to distract from Afghanistan: what else will Biden bungle?


Sharyl Atkisson proves COVID deaths have been extremely over-counted

Real Clear Politics reviews a recent Full Measure episode where Sharyl Attkisson explores how COVID deaths may have been over-counted by 100% or more.

SharylAttkisson“Full Measure” host Sharyl Attkisson investigates how Covid-19 cases and deaths are being counted and finds some suspicious overcounting:

As hindsight comes into clearer focus, we’re learning a lot about mistaken advice and policies amid the Covid-19 pandemic. One still murky and disputed area involves the death toll, now upwards of 640,000 in the U.S., according to CDC. Some insist the true count is much higher; others claim it’s lower. Today, we begin with the startling results of our investigation that found in some documented cases, news that Covid was the cause of death was greatly exaggerated.

Grand County, Colorado, rural country a hundred miles outside of Denver.

Thanksgiving 2020, Lucais Reilly shoots his wife Kristin in the head, then turns the gun on himself, committing suicide. They have alcohol and drugs in their system and a history of domestic troubles.

Grand County coroner Brenda Bock explains how the small town tragedy is exposing serious questions about the way Covid deaths are counted.

Brenda Bock: I had a homicide-suicide the end of November, and the very next day it showed up on the state website as Covid deaths. And they were gunshot wounds. And I questioned that immediately because I had not even signed off the death certificates yet, and the state was already reporting them as Covid deaths.

Bock says somebody, somewhere had apparently run the couple’s names through a database showing they’d tested positive for Covid within 28 days of their death. Then recorded them as Covid deaths even though they died of gunshots.

Sharyl: If we look at the death certificates for the murder-suicide case, what will it say about Covid?

Bock: Nothing, absolutely nothing. I paid a forensic pathologist to do the autopsies on those two cases. And nowhere is COVID mentioned on those death certificates. Nowhere.

Bock: This is a copy of the death certificate, and nowhere does it say COVID. So we have a homicide, suicide, nothing to do with COVID.

(continued)

But when we checked in July, the New York Times tally over-reported Grand County’s 2020 Covid death toll by least 500%. It was missing one resident who reportedly died of Covid outside of the county. But the Times counted the unrelated heart attack; the two people who were alive – which were removed from the state total; and the murder-suicide of Lucais and Kristin Reilly.

Sharyl: What are the implications nationwide when we’re looking at numbers then?

Bock: I believe they’re very inflated. And don’t get me wrong. I believe Covid is real. And I believe people do get very sick from it. And I do believe a small number do die from that. I do not believe a homicide-suicide belongs in that number. I don’t, because my job is to tell the truth about why a person died, the cause and the manner. And I don’t believe that what’s going on is the truth.

(Read more at Real Clear Politics)

When I heard a bit of Sharyl Atkisson’s presentation on Full Measure, it clicked.

The idea that non-COVID deaths had been reported as COVID deaths rang true. This may be based on the fact that the main stream media just will not stop pounding the COVID topic. It may come from the lies that the media has been caught pushing. Or it may originate with the occasional story on how Democrats hide the truth surrounding an outbreak thought to be COVID.

Nonetheless, the Democrats in office and in the press have spent all of their trust.

Biden Timed Vaccine Mandate Announcement to Distract from Afghanistan Debacle

Breitbart points toward indications that the vaccine mandate might be Biden’s attempt to distract from the multiple Afghanistan bungles. However, with the poor thinking that went into both the mandate and Afghanistan, who’s to say he isn’t magnifying both bungles?

Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow said President Joe Biden announced his vaccine mandate in order to distract from his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, adding that U.S. leaders can “literally get away with murder at this point.”

“I think this is exactly why Biden unrolled the vaccine mandate, is specifically because he didn’t want to talk about Afghanistan. He didn’t even give a live address on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — he’s hiding,” Marlow said in a recent episode of I’m Right with Jesse Kelly.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Has Biden thought out what happens when nursing home workers resign rather than get the jab?

Nursing home workers don’t make a lot of money; however, they hold a key position. If they quit en masse as a response to Joe’s mandate, who will replace them? Will this result in massive deaths in government-run nursing homes due to worker shortages?

What will happen if garbage truck drivers refuse the jab? Does anyone remember the last garbage hauler’s strike in New York? Does anyone want that nationwide?

What happens when more rural clinics have nurses and doctors quit rather than get this relatively untested “vaccination?” How will we provide healthcare when rural systems are already being shut down to compensate for refusals in the big cities?

Is there a possibility that Joe’s cover-up issue might grow to be worse than Afghanistan? What other industries could say “No, I will just quit” rather than take Joe’s jab?

A running list of Joe’s/Kamala’s failures

The following comes directly off of the top of my head; therefore, I welcome corrections (with linked documentation) in the comments. If you make comments, I will add your input to the list (with citations to you). Additionally, I will keep your comments.

 

After the press hides Biden’s directive to OSHA to ignore reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine, Biden’s OSHA is to administer forced vaccinations?


In April, Biden gave OSHA the command to ignore reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine

The National Law Review provided a 22 April 2021 synopsis of the legal situation resulting from Biden’s decision to direct the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to ignore COVID-19 vaccine reactions.

OSHAThe U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has answered a question that has been troubling employers since the pace of vaccinations started to accelerate: when must an employer record an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine on its OSHA 300 Logs? In a new series of answers to its COVID-19 frequently asked questions (FAQs) issued on April 20, 2021, OSHA states that the answer turns on whether the vaccine is required or recommended by the employer. The new guidance makes clear that while adverse reactions to required and recommended vaccinations may be recordable, “OSHA is exercising its enforcement discretion to only require the recording of adverse effects to required vaccines at this time.” As always, the devil is somewhat in the details.

Recordability of Adverse Reactions: Is the Vaccine “Voluntary”?

OSHA’s new guidance begins by pointing out that an adverse reaction to a vaccine may be recordable if it is “work-related,” a “new case” (as opposed to a condition resulting from a previous work-related illness), and one of the recording criteria—such as days away from work—is met. OSHA then addresses when a vaccine is “work-related” as follows:

If I require my employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment, are adverse reactions to the vaccine recordable?

If you require your employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment (i.e., for work-related reasons), then any adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is work-related. The adverse reaction is recordable if it is a new case under 29 CFR 1904.6 and meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7.

I do not require my employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, I do recommend that they receive the vaccine and may provide it to them or make arrangements for them to receive it offsite. If an employee has an adverse reaction to the vaccine, am I required to record it?

No. Although adverse reactions to recommended COVID-19 vaccines may be recordable under 29 CFR 1904.4(a) if the reaction is: (1) work-related, (2) a new case, and (3) meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7, OSHA is exercising its enforcement discretion to only require the recording of adverse effects to required vaccines at this time. Therefore, you do not need to record adverse effects from COVID-19 vaccines that you recommend, but do not require.

Note that for this discretion to apply, the vaccine must be truly voluntary. For example, an employee’s choice to accept or reject the vaccine cannot affect their performance rating or professional advancement. An employee who chooses not to receive the vaccine cannot suffer any repercussions from this choice. If employees are not free to choose whether or not to receive the vaccine without fearing adverse action, then the vaccine is not merely “recommended” and employers should consult the above FAQ regarding COVID-19 vaccines that are a condition of employment.

Note also that the exercise of this discretion is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding OSHA’s expectations as to the recording of adverse effects during the health emergency; it does not change any of employers’ other responsibilities under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations or any of OSHA’s interpretations of those regulations.

Finally, note that this answer applies to a variety of scenarios where employers recommend, but do not require vaccines, including where the employer makes the COVID-19 vaccine available to employees at work, where the employer makes arrangements for employees to receive the vaccine at an offsite location (e.g., pharmacy, hospital, local health department, etc.), and where the employer offer the vaccine as part of a voluntary health and wellness program at my workplace. In other words, the method by which employees might receive a recommended vaccine does not matter for the sake of this question.

When Is the Vaccine “Voluntary”?

OSHA draws somewhat of a bright-line rule by stating that adverse reactions are recordable when the employer mandates vaccines. The issue becomes a bit murkier when determining whether a vaccine is “voluntary.” The new compliance guidance states, “an employee’s choice to accept or reject the vaccine cannot affect [his or her] performance rating or professional advancement,” and that an “employee who chooses not to receive the vaccine cannot suffer any repercussions from this choice.”

Employers are using a variety of incentives to encourage vaccinations. For example, some employers are offering financial incentives, the opportunity to enter raffles to win prizes, or paid time off to receive the vaccine and recover from any adverse reactions. Some employers are also wrestling with the possibility that customers may demand vaccinated workers. For example, some construction employers are beginning to report that customers are not allowing unvaccinated workers to work at particular job sites. The question is whether vaccinations under these circumstances are “voluntary.”

(Read more at The National Law Review where they speculate over what can be done against the unvaccinated)

Under the cloak of silence enforced by the Democrat press, Biden started that OSHA non-safety/non-health directive. Now he wants us to trust his assumed power to have OHSA force the unvaccinated to comply?

What part of the Constitution gives the president dictatorial powers when it comes to our bodies? What happened to the Democrat mantra “My body, my choice?”

What happened to the elected representatives of the people in the House and why aren’t there representatives of the states in the Senate?

In matters of the federal government, we need to return to our roots. 

This is time for individuals and states where individuals live to stand and say “no more.”