The Biden administration appears hellbent on pushing the limits of Americans’ trust during their first year in office, and, if they keep it up, the Democrats will have to kiss their 2022 midterm dreams goodbye.
First, President Joe Biden issued a COVID-19 vaccine mandate that not only covered the federal government, (excluding Congress), but also extended to private businesses with more than 100 employees. Now, despite the condemnation they’ve received from that maneuver, the administration has even considered extending the mandate to small private businesses.
And, as if this weren’t enough to lose the trust of the nation, the administration is suggesting that it will use whistleblowers to enforce the mandate, netting the federal government hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
To enforce President Joe Biden’s new, the Labor Department is going to need a lot of help. Yet its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t have nearly enough workplace safety inspectors to do the job.
The 490-page regulation will cover American businesses with at least 100 workers, or about 84 million employees in all. So the government will rely upon a corps of informers to identify violations of the order: Employees who will presumably be concerned enough to turn in their own employers if their co-workers go unvaccinated or fail to undergo weekly tests to show they’re virus-free.Trending:
What’s not known is just how many employees will be willing to accept some risk to themselves — or their job security — for blowing the whistle on their own employers. Without them, though, experts say the government would find it harder to achieve its goal of requiring tens of millions of workers at large businesses to be fully vaccinated by January 4 or be tested weekly and wear a mask on the job.
Incredibly, the Biden administration has made this already-invasive mandate feel even ickier by essentially pitting coworkers against each other.