(CNS News) — Democratic President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order today requiring all federal workers to receive the COVID vaccine, without the option of regular COVID testing to opt out of the mandate.
However, back in December 2020, as president-elect, Biden said that COVID vaccinations should not be mandated by the government, and masks should not be mandated.
While speaking in Wilmington, Del., on Dec. 4, 2020, Biden was asked whether COVID vaccinations should be mandatory. He said, “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory.”
He added, “Just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide.”
President Joe Biden will direct the Department of Labor to develop a rule that companies with more than 100 employees will require vaccinations or once-per-week testing for their workers, potentially impacting tens of millions of U.S. private-sector employees, according to a White House fact sheet.
The administration’s rule will require that “all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work,” which will impact more than 80 million workers in the private sector.
Under the plan, the administration would also require vaccinations for some 17 million healthcare workers at hospitals and other institutions that participate in Medicaid and Medicare programs, or for programs serving disabled and older people.
Biden will also use the federal government’s authority under the Defense Production Act to spur companies to produce COVID-19 tests, which will then be sold at large retailers around the country.
Meanwhile, the plan is also calling on entertainment venues such as arenas, concert halls, and others to mandate vaccine passports or show a negative test to enter.
“Our overarching objective here is to reduce the number of unvaccinated Americans,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday. “We want to reduce that number, decrease hospitalizations and deaths and allow our children to go to school safely.”
….. did I think I’d hear a President of the United States all but declare war on 1/4 of the citizens of the nation.
Yet that is what Joe Biden did yesterday.
That was worse than stupid; it was inciting an all-on rebellion.
Within hours approaching half the States had declared vehement opposition.
In the fantasy land wild imaginations of some on the left everyone will fold. Uh, nope.
First, Biden reportedly exempted The Post Office. That alone was likely enough to get his attempt ruled against on an injunctive basis. You obviously aren’t serious about public health when one of the agencies that the public has contact with every day is exempt, it is an essential agency and has something like 600,000 employees.
Why did he exempt them? Because they’re a union shop and a large percentage have refused vaccination. Biden knows this and he knows that if they walk or strike he’s instantly ****ed, and they both can and might. A later updated said oh no, they’re included. We’ll see.
But then during his presser he let the truth out: “We’re going to protect vaccinated workers against unvaccinated workers.”