President Joe Biden appeared to defend the mass firings of Americans who refuse to get the jab during a vaccine mandate speech in Illinois, telling people to look at the “bigger story” of more vaccinated individuals in the workforce.
“These requirements work,” Biden proclaimed Thursday during an often incoherent speech that took place at a Clayco construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
“Let’s be clear… when you see headlines and reports of mass firings and hundreds of people losing their jobs, look at the bigger story,” he admonished.
“I’ve spoken with Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines, who’s here today,” Biden stated. “United went from 59 percent of their employees to 99 percent of their employees [being vaccinated] in less than two months after implementing the requirement.” What he didn’t mention are the hundreds of employees who were fired to achieve that result.
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“The unvaccinated also put our economy at risk because people are reluctant to go out,” Biden asserted, “because they’re worried they’re going to get sick. I’ve tried everything in my power to get people vaccinated.”
“For folks who haven’t gotten vaccinated, get it done,” he commanded. “We have a plan. We have the tools … We just have to finish the job.”
Biden’s executive order mandates that all businesses with over 100 employees must either get them vaccinated or force them to undergo weekly testing. If they don’t comply, they are subject to massive fines that could, for all intents and purposes, drive them out of business.
The weaponized Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still drawing up the new rules to enforce them. But Biden is assuring Americans that they are in process. The new regulations will “cover 100 million Americans, about two-thirds of all the people working in America.”
Biden claimed during his speech that private business leaders felt emboldened by federal-level requirements for military and government workers. He asserted they are now comfortable with demanding that their employees are vaccinated.
“As the business roundtable and others told me when I announced the first requirement, that encourages businesses to feel they could come in and demand the same thing of their employees,” Biden remarked. “More people are getting vaccinated – more lives are being saved.”
“Today, I’m calling on employers to act,” the president ordered.
“I know the vaccination requirements are a tough medicine – unpopular with some, politics for others. But they’re lifesaving. They’re game-saving for our country,” he said.
“It’s about life and death, that’s what it’s about … it’s about being patriotic, doing the right thing,” he commented.
Biden even used Fox News as an example in his speech, saying, “Even – this I always get a kick out of – Fox News. Fox News requires vaccinations for all employees.”
Then he sarcastically took a dig at the network, “Give me a break – Fox News.”
A Wall Street Journal op-ed states that the mandate is essentially “nonexistent” because it has not been implemented yet but is “effective at compelling industries and companies into compliance, as it leaves room for any eventual issuance to target non-compliant entities.”
“This implied cudgel is particularly effective on industries and companies that are dependent on federal spending or the goodwill of federal regulators,” the editorial noted. “The nonexistent mandate also allows so-inclined state and local governments and companies to issue their own mandates, seemingly in lockstep with Washington.”
Biden noted in September, “The health and safety of the federal workforce, and the health and safety of members of the public with whom they interact, are foundational to the efficiency of the civil service.”
The president was mocked on social media for his new math in claiming there were more in the workforce because of vaccinations after pointing out that there were mass firings going on:
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) October 7, 2021
This man is great with math!
— Dmitriy Molla (@DmitriyMolla) October 7, 2021
— brtsr (@brtjr) October 7, 2021
But, was that achieved through terminations? And, the vax does not stop the spread. What in the hell is going on? This dude is careless.
— bluska (@bluskabucknut) October 7, 2021
“When we get rid of almost everyone who disapproves of how I’m doing, my approval rate will go to 99%…”
Yeah, congrats on math I guess.
— PuPPeT (@PuppetRL) October 7, 2021
Yeah amazing how threatening one’s source of income they need to live and support their families will do that. Also be interested to know what % got fired or quit on the way to 99%
— This is exhausting… (@npweir) October 7, 2021
Holy Jesus. It’s like watching an endless bloopers reel with no punch line. Waiting for someone to jump out from behind the fake set and say GOTCHA to the audience. Actually, forget waiting…at this point it’s more like praying…
— Charlie Glide (@tommy831) October 7, 2021
So, people that are losing their jobs is being celebrated by this man? I thought this was about people’s health? I thought that the vaccinated were already protected?
Wow…you guys voted for this?
— Cory Procter (@CoryProcter) October 8, 2021
This belongs in a Babylon Bee post. Instead, we’ve got this guy saying it like he’s proud of it.
— Ricardo (@veneco) October 7, 2021
When the breadlines form, will The Party be serving rye or pumpernickel? Or will we get cake?
— Ruit Cowdry (@Chicken_kung_fu) October 7, 2021
These days, I can’t stop shaking my head, rolling my eyes and slapping my face. I’m pretty sure people think I’m having seizures. I just…………………..
— angelasbnb (@angelasbnb) October 7, 2021
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