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Schaftlein Report: Manchin Caps His Support at $1.5T on Radical Reconciliation Bill

Join Mark Schaftlein as he discusses Sen. Joe Manchin and the Democrats’ flailing budget talks and other news of the day.

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1) Democrats unable to reach agreement on spending – Vote in House still scheduled – I doubt it happens – Liberal progressives plan to tank their own bill
*56% of Americans support this bill – Senate passes 9 week funding extension
2) Manchin confirms he signed a Memorandum with Sen. Schumer with a cap of $1.5T, while Schumer and Sanders were lying to their base – We’ve been telling you this for a month
3) 1.64M apprehended at the Border this year – 60K Haitians headed up from Panama
*Biden approval on his handling of Border at 35% with 65% Opposed
*Texas border counties Sue Biden for “Failure to enforce the law”
*Fentanyl pouring into the country
4) Senate Parliamentarian again says NO to Democrats trying to stuff Immigration into the spending bill – Good for her!
5) Federal Reserve admits Inflation is running hotter and longer than expected – We’ve been telling you this for months!
6) Yellin begs for votes to raise the nations borrowing limit – Democrats do not want to do this on a party line vote – We’ll explain
7) More children have been killed by gunfire in Chicago than by Covid (302-214)
8) Vaccine requirements are having companies fire thousand of workers – How are they going to replace them?
9) Democrats want transactions over $600 reported to the IRS

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Southwest Caves to Pressure from Anti-Vaccine Employees

But there’s one heck of a catch.

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Last weekend was an unfortunate one for Southwest Airlines, who suffered from the cancelation of nearly a third of their flight schedule…and just days after they announced that a vaccine mandate would soon go into effect for their thousands of employees.

The airlines denied that the vaccine mandate had anything to do with the cancelations, blaming weather and air traffic control issues.  But, when researchers compared the number of total flights cancelled to the number of Southwest flights cancelled, it was fairly obvious that this was a localized issue.

Only a few days after that, a massive protest of their vaccine mandate hit home near headquarters.

By Tuesday of this week, the airline had been forced to back down.

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Southwest Airlines dropped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after a December 8 deadline following protests by their employees.

“The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed,” according to an internal note obtained by CNBC written by Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality Steve Goldberg and Vice President and Chief People Officer Julie Weber.

And then, even after a new deadline was set, the company doesn’t appear to be baring its teeth in regard to enforcement.

The company is giving employees until November 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for a medical or religious exemptions. While these exemptions are pending, employees will continue being paid, and those who are rejected will continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation),” CNBC reported.

It was unclear exactly where the buck would ultimately stop with the new timeline, but there is little doubt that we’ll soon find out.

Last weekend was an unfortunate one for Southwest Airlines, who suffered from the cancelation of nearly a third of their flight schedule…and just days after they announced that a vaccine mandate would soon go into effect for their thousands of employees. The airlines denied that the vaccine mandate had anything to do with the cancelations, blaming weather and air traffic control issues.  But, when researchers compared the number of total flights cancelled to the number of Southwest flights cancelled, it was fairly obvious that this was a localized issue. Only a few days after that, a massive protest of their vaccine mandate hit home near headquarters. By Tuesday of this week, the airline had been forced to back down. Southwest Airlines dropped a plan to put unvaccinated workers with pending exemptions on unpaid leave after a December 8 deadline following protests by their employees. “The employee will continue to work, while following all COVID mask and distancing guidelines applicable to their position, until the accommodation has been processed,” according to an internal note obtained by CNBC written by Southwest’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Hospitality Steve Goldberg and Vice President and Chief People Officer Julie Weber. And then, even after a new deadline was set, the company doesn’t appear to be baring its teeth in regard to enforcement. The company is giving employees until November 24 to finish their vaccinations or apply for a medical or religious exemptions. While these exemptions are pending, employees will continue being paid, and those who are rejected will continue working “as we coordinate with them on meeting the requirements (vaccine or valid accommodation),” CNBC reported. It was unclear exactly where the buck would ultimately stop with the new timeline, but there is little doubt that we’ll soon find out.

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