The Biden administration has to feel pretty hamstrung, because every time they try to get something done, republicans step in and stop it. It’s a hard fight, but the Republican party is not stopping.
“Several Republican senators led by Kansas Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York on Wednesday pledging to block any funding of President Joe Biden’s ‘coercive’ federal Chinese coronavirus vaccine mandate,” reported Breitbart News.
“This is wrong—morally, legally, and constitutionally. Accordingly, we will oppose all efforts to implement and enforce it with every tool at our disposal, including our votes on spending measures considered by the Senate,” the letter reads.
“Biden first announced the federal mandate on September 9, 2021, despite repeatedly promising to keep vaccination optional. Originally, the mandate was supposed to go into effect by December 8. Sen. Marshall accused Biden on Thursday of putting off the mandate to avoid being blamed for more inflation and labor shortages heading into the holiday season,” Breitbart News reported.
The letter points out examples of how disastrous the mandate has been for America’s workforce:
Chicago, which has no shortage of violent crime, may lose nearly one-third of its police force to the city’s vaccine mandate.
In New York City, sixteen percent of Emergency Medical Service workers and thirty percent of firefighters remained unvaccinated as of October 29th, which was the city’s deadline for these first responders to be vaccinated. The immediate result was the closure of twenty-six fire stations.
According to recent analysis by Roll Call, based on Pentagon data, as many as 400,000 troops have not received a single dose of the vaccine.
In addition to the impact on our troops, Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes recently told CNBC that, as a result of the mandates, the company would lose several thousand of the defense contractors that support our military.
Trucking companies affected by the mandates could lose thirty-seven percent of their workforce, as estimated by the American Trucking Associations. This in the middle of a supply chain crises where the nation already faces a shortage of 80,000 truck drivers.
Recently, pilots for Southwest Airlines staged a protest of the impending vaccine mandate. In just one weekend, Southwest Airlines had to cancel 1,800 flights, costing the company $75 million.
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, seven in ten unvaccinated workers (9% of all adults) would quit their job if required to get the vaccine.
“The American people have gone through enough. Please do not become an accessory to such a willful act of barbarism,” the letter concluded. “The people stand with us on this issue because we stand with them, and neither we nor they take kindly to extortion. We invite and implore you to join us in our efforts to protect them.”
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