Is this the final straw that will break the camel’s back?
The final blow to do in America?
It very well could be.
Without truckers, America STOPS.
And I don’t happen to think too many truckers are lining up to take the vaxx.
And now we’re about to see just how vital truckers are to all of America…..
One year ago, the Biden administration promised us that we would never see vaccine mandates.
Today, Biden’s vaccine mandate push is in overdrive.
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With around 47 million Americans unvaccinated and holding the line, the vaccine mandate narrative is crumbling.
Earlier today, Biden asked a US Court of Appeals to reinstate OSHA’s vaccine rule.
Then, the administration announced a vaccine mandate for essential travelers crossing US land borders.
The new vaccine mandate includes federal workers, emergency response officials, and truck drivers.
These essential workers have until January 22 to comply and get fully vaccinated.
In a typical hypocritical fashion, there was no mention of vaccine mandates on illegals crossing the border.
Naturally, the mandate applies only to hardworking, essential workers.
Remember- this is from the administration that at first told us there would never be vaccine mandates.
The Left and Fauci even touted “freedom of choice.”
Psaki and Biden also claimed the federal government has no “role or power” to enforce vaccine mandates.
It appears their panic level.
The amount of unvaccinated Americans reportedly sits at 47 million.
The Biden administration says it pushed back this requirement for essential travelers by more than two months.
Allegedly, it was to prevent supply chain disruptions.
Regardless of the administration’s reasoning, a spokeswoman from Independent Drivers Association criticized the vaccination requirement, saying it will “send safe drivers off the road.”
US News has more:
The Biden administration pushed back the requirement for essential travelers by more than two months from when it went into effect on Nov. 8 for non-essential visitors to prevent disruptions, particularly among truck drivers who are vital to North American trade. While most cross-border traffic was shut down in the earliest days of the pandemic, essential travelers have been able to transit unimpeded.
Even with the delay, though, Norita Taylor, spokeswoman for the trucking group Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, criticized the vaccination requirement, calling it an example of “how unnecessary government mandates can force experienced owner-operators and independent truckers out of business.”
“These requirements are another example of how impractical regulations will send safe drivers off the road,” she said.
The latest deadline is beyond the point by which the Biden administration hopes to have large businesses require their employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly under an emergency regulation issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. That rule is now delayed by litigation, but the White House has encouraged businesses to implement their own mandates regardless of the federal requirement with the aim of boosting vaccination.
About 47 million adults in the U.S. remain unvaccinated, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If the Biden administration were serious about preventing a supply chain crisis, they wouldn’t issue a vaccine mandate on essential workers like truck drivers.
Haven’t the essential truck drivers been delivering goods, unvaccinated, the entire pandemic?
Driving solo most of their days, truck drivers also do not need social distancing, making the mandate a complete government overreach.
Business Insider reports that the rule applies to non-US essential workers, and US workers will ‘only’ face additional testing for COVID-19.
Business Insider has more:
The decision comes at the same time that the US is facing major supply chain snags — including a shortage of truck drivers. The American Trucking Association warned earlier this month that vaccine mandates for truckers could worsen the supply-chain crisis.
“The US is already facing unprecedented supply chain disruptions and delays due to many factors, including significant labor shortages, production shutdowns, a shortage of raw materials, and pent-up consumer demand,” the ATA said in a letter to the administration in October. “Our data shows that a vaccine mandate may very well further cripple the supply chain throughout the country by forcing up to 13% of drivers to leave the industry entirely,” the group added.
A senior administration official said the new requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the US reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals.
Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.
The rules pertain to non-US nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the US regardless of their vaccination status, but face additional testing hurdles because officials believe they more easily contract and spread COVID-19 and in order to encourage them to get a shot.
This move is likely to push inflation upward while decimating the supply chain even more.
If this mandate stands, will trucker drivers strike or stay in non-compliance?
It may look like a win for the Biden agenda and a loss for hardworking Americans, but the deep state underestimated how well patriots hold the line.