Looks like the Biden administration is realizing that it may have bitten off a bit more than it can chew, especially when taking into account its rather abrupt, absurd vaccine mandate.
And, unsurprisingly, the Biden administration recently released “updated” guidance regarding the vaccine mandate, which was mythically supposed to be completed by December 8.
However, a cold, hard dose of reality (not to mention overloaded ports in California and cancelled flights across the nation) has rapidly revealed the problems of enforcing a mandate, especially when that mandate is not formal law.
Little wonder then that the Biden administration is providing the chance for covered contractors to “determine the appropriate means of enforcement.”
“A covered contractor should determine the appropriate means of enforcement with respect to its employee at a covered contractor workplace who refuses to be vaccinated and has not been provided, or does not have a pending request for, an accommodation.
This may include the covered contractor using its usual processes for enforcement of workplace policies, such as those addressed in the contractor’s employee handbook or collective bargaining agreement.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
Of course, the main problem with the guidance above is that the Biden administration simply assumes that everyone should arbitrarily adhere to a vaccine mandate just because Biden says so.
Even Obama rammed Obamacare through Congress in order to start penalizing companies, but it looks like Emperor Biden believes his proclamation alone is enough to suffice as law.
You know, in the spirit of the very dictatorships that Democrats have long accused Trump of supporting.
However, it looks like Biden isn’t going to even bother shoving the mandate through Congress (where it would likely fail); instead, he’d rather ensure that federal agencies and contractors pummel their employees into submission.
Including “counseling” and “education” as needed (sadly, these phrases are not a joke, though they should be).
“Guidance for Federal agencies is to utilize an enforcement policy that encourages compliance, including through a limited period of counseling and education, followed by additional disciplinary measures if necessary.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
So, a “limited period of counseling and education.”
Exactly what is that supposed to entail, aside from creating another pointless bureaucratic box to check?
Besides, what is it with Democrats and counseling?
First, they want to replace police with social workers (good luck with that), and now they want to “educate” people into receiving a vaccine that they themselves were opposed to last year, purely because it was a “Trump vaccine.”
Needless to say, it looks like the Biden administration was smart enough to update its guidelines, especially given the commentary from Eric Hoplin, president and CEO of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW).
“NAW urges that the Executive Order’s implementation be revised to avoid this calamity and provide alternatives to promote safety, including testing, and consider a short-term delay to provide time to carry out these changes and to avoid further supply chain disruptions in the coming months.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
While various leftist outlets may urge Americans to essentially cut Biden slack, it’s a bit hard to do so when his so-called Transportation Secretary can’t be bothered to mess with the supply chain crisis due to his “paternity leave,” though Mr. Buttigieg had zero issue jetting off the Europe for a climate change conference.
Moreover, American Trucking Associations Executive Vice President for Advocacy Bill Sullivan also pointed out that vaccine mandates may have an even more dire effect on the United States than empty shelves throughout the nation.
“I am confident but with heavy heart recognize a vaccine mandate will mean less capacity for the government as a customer of freight … It has the potential to seriously impact military readiness.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
Given that Biden just handed over nearly $90B in weapons to the Taliban, one can only imagine how much more his administration will damage “military readiness.”
Well, given that Biden fell asleep on the global stage recently, one can only imagine how asleep he must be behind the scenes … Which leaves behind an uncomfortable question.
If Biden’s isn’t running the show, who is?
Author: Ofelia Thornton