In Biden’s warped and demented mind, if CEOs from the largest corporations in the United States come out in support of forced vaccination for employees, that must mean they’re legitimate.
Biden met with high-profile CEOs and other corporate leaders at the White House on Wednesday less than one week after his announcement to mandate vaccines for private companies with more than 100 employers. His goal was to persuade other businesses to back the mandate.
Microsoft president Brad Smith, Disney CEO Bob Chapek, Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Greg Adams, and Columbia Sportswear Chairman and CEO Tim Boyle were among the invitees.
According to recent reports, Boyle revealed that his company had drafted a policy mandating vaccines months ago, but it had held off carrying it out until Biden’s announcement last week.
Biden is utilizing his the Labor Department to issue an emergency safety declaration that would effectively function as a vaccine mandate for tens of millions of workers.
A White House official described the gathering as a “rallying cry” to sway other companies to follow suit.
Biden is looking to demonstrate his actions have the support of some of the nation’s largest businesses and brush aside criticism from Republicans that the mandates are executive overreach. Ignoring the personal liberties of American workers, Biden truly believes that if he convinces CEOs from the largest corporations – many of which receive extensive federal tax subsidies – that somehow that will persuade the majority of Americans.
President Biden: "The vaccine requirements work. And more companies are instituting them. Even at Fox News, they've been required."
(Fox News primetime hosts continue to bash Biden, even as their requirements are stricter than the government's.) pic.twitter.com/qNOFFEESjv
— The Recount (@therecount) September 15, 2021
The requirement is expected to impact more than 80 million employees in private sector businesses. Unvaccinated workers will be subjected to weekly testing if they choose not to get jabbed.
Joe Biden on vaccine mandates:
“This is not about freedom or personal choice. It's about protecting yourself and those around you” pic.twitter.com/auuAEkH5ah
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) September 9, 2021
During Biden’s speech, he appeared to repeatedly blame unvaccinated Americans for increased COVID-19 transmission nationwide.
Pres. Biden: 'This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.' pic.twitter.com/P4aoFKNDp3
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 10, 2021
Several Republican governors have pushed back against Biden’s “COVID-19 Action Plan,” which includes fines up to $14,000 per violation for businesses that don’t comply.
The President has no authority to require that Americans inject themselves because of their employment at a private business. The vaccine itself is life-saving, but this unconstitutional move is terrifying. This is still America, and we still believe in freedom from tyrants.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) September 9, 2021
GOP governors leading other states, including Texas, South Carolina, Montana, and Alabama, have voiced similar sentiments.
Arizona became the first state to sue over the mandate this week, although the Department of Labor has yet to create the rule mandating the vaccine.
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates 54% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Author: Asa McCue