New Biden Decree Forces Employers to Require Employees to Get Vaccinated or Face Weekly Testing

In addition to announcing stricter federal vaccine mandates Thursday afternoon, Joe Biden, in a speech that was derided on social media as “tyrannical,” authoritarian,” and “un-American,” unveiled a plan to force all private businesses with more than 100 employees to make their workers get inoculated with the experimental COVID vaccines, or face weekly testing.

During his remarks, Biden repeated his talking point that COVID-19 in the United States—where cases continue to surge amid high vaccination rates—is now a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” and vowed to protect vaccinated employees from the unvaccinated ones.

In his speech, Biden pitted Americans against each other, praising those who have done “the right thing” and gotten vaccinated, and scapegoating the 80 million who have weighed the risks and benefits of vaccination, and have come to a personal decision not to get injected. “That 25 percent minority” he said, “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”

“What more is there to wait for? What more do you need to see? We’ve made vaccinations free, safe, and convenient,” Biden continued. “We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden intoned.

He also issued a veiled threat to Republican governors who have resisted imposing tyrannical measures on their constituents. “If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them to,” he said.

Biden concluded his remarks by whispering weirdly, “get vaccinated,” and then left the podium without taking any questions.

Biden’s draconian mandate on employers has inspired some pointed responses from Republicans.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accused him of “forcing an unconstitutional, un-American federal decree on businesses and families.”

GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy correctly noted that Biden, like his former boss Barack Obama, “has made small business an enemy of his administration,” and predicted his mandate will “crush an economy” he has already put on life support.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded to Biden’s draconian mandates during a press conference Thursday afternoon.

“How could we get to the point in this country where you would not let them earn a living because of their choice on the vaccine? I just think that’s fundamentally wrong. I do not believe that people should lose their jobs over this issue, and we will fight that,” he said.

“I just think that the more this becomes coercive, where people have threatened mandates, and firing, and business consequences, the more he does that, the more people it alienates,” DeSantis added.  “I do not believe people should lose their jobs over this issue, and we will fight that.”

DeSantis went on to say that he didn’t think the White House had the authority to impose a rule like that on employers.

“We would obviously support protections for people who just want to earn a living,” he said.

Ohio candidate for U.S. Senate JD Vance called for mass civil mass civil disobedience in response to Biden’s mandates. “Do not comply with the mandates. Do not pay the government fines. Don’t allow yourself to be bullied & controlled. Only mass civil disobedience will save us from Joe Biden’s naked authoritarianism.”

Biden’s speech comes amid a collapse in his approval numbers in the wake of the administration’s disastrous military withdrawal from Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of 13 U.S. servicemen, 60+ billion dollars worth of U.S. weapons in the hands of the Taliban, hundreds of stranded Americans, and thousands of stranded Afghan allies. It also comes amid an ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, and skyrocketing inflation.

When Biden traveled to New York and New Jersey earlier this week to survey the hurricane damage, and was heckled by some locals.

“Resign, you tyrant,” one person could be heard shouting at Biden during a stop in suburban NJ.

Over the weekend, college football fans in multiple stadiums across the country chanted “F-ck-you Biden.”

Update:

Multiple Republican governors vowed to fight Biden’s executive overreach.

Update:

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday evening designed to protect Texans from Biden’s power grab.

“Biden’s vaccine mandate is an assault on private businesses. I issued an Executive Order protecting Texans’ right to choose whether they get the COVID vaccine & added it to the special session agenda,” Abbott tweeted. “Texas is already working to halt this power grab.”

 

About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about combatting the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on September 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. As the Delta variant continues to spread around the United States, Biden outlined his administration's six point plan, including a requirement that all federal workers be vaccinated against Covid-19. Biden is also instructing the Department of Labor to draft a rule mandating that all businesses with 100 or more employees require their workers to get vaccinated or face weekly testing. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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