Joe Biden’s mandate to insure 100 employees or more went into effect Monday. Companies are trying to figure out how to make employees comply. The Supreme Court refuses to rule and is forcing employers to follow Biden’s totalitarian order.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit ruled on December 15, 2021, that the lower Louisiana federal judge had no authority to block the mandate in the fourteen states that had filed suit. A Texas federal court granted a preliminary injunction, stopping CMS from enforcing the Texas vaccine mandate. The CMS mandate was thus blocked in 25 states. However, it remains in force in the remaining 25 states including Michigan. The CMS published updated FAQs on December 28, 2021. This indicated that it was moving forward with the implementation of the CMS within the 25 states not subject to the Stay. It also modified its compliance timeline to January 27, 20,22 for phase one, and February 28, 2022, in phase 2. External FAQ IFC-6 Guidance Memo 1228 21 226 (508 compliant).
The U.S. government requested a nationwide suspension of injunctions issued earlier by lower federal courts. This was to allow for full review by lower Circuit courts. The Supreme Court granted the request and held an emergency hearing regarding the CMS Rule on Friday, January 7, 2022.
The court has remained silent since then.
Most of the provisions of Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), except for the requirement to test unvaccinated employees, went into effect on Monday. This has been delayed to February 9. Fearful of OSHA violations, employers across the county are asking for employee vaccination information. Those who refuse will be treated like filthy, unwashed and unvaccinated. If they wish to continue feeding their families, those employees will have to submit to a weekly COVID testing.
Soon after Biden had issued the ETS Chief of Staff Ron Klain pronounced the quiet part loud. He retweeted Stephanie Ruhle’s MSNBC post, which stated, “OSHA is doing this vax mandate to emergency workplace safety rule as an ultimate workaround for the Federal government to require vaccinations.”
Biden didn’t care that the nation’s first-ever national vaccine mandate was unconstitutional. Biden knew that employers would not have any choice but to start implementing compliance measures, even though the ETS was in a legal mess.
Biden appears to have succeeded in running out of time. The Supreme Court could have ruled in favor of the lower courts’ stay on the mandate. Yet, three days later, the rules are still in effect. Justices remain silent. Employers now have two options: obey the mandate or challenge OSHA. OSHA wields immense power and hovers like a sword of Damocles above their businesses.
In effect, the justices are doing Biden’s dirty job by allowing time to run out. They might be thinking that if they drag this out long enough, the vaccine rejectniks will eventually shut up and do what they are told. There is no other explanation. Left-leaning justices were almost apathetic when discussing the COVID Pandemic. They even went so far as to exaggerate statistics regarding the current hospital situation and to spread disinformation about who can spread it. Hint: It’s not just the filthy unwashed and unvaccinated. Steven Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor sounded like talk-show hosts on MSNBC and OMGHAIRONFIRE. Unvaccinated Americans could be sent to Gulags if they wanted.
It is outrageous that the court of last resort has delayed a decision on ETS. Millions of Americans’ livelihoods are at stake. Many businesses will be forced to close or cannot afford the high-cost implementation of the mandate. This is while the Court delays and refuses to fix this unconstitutional, unconstitutional mess.