President Joe Biden will allow federal contractors to decide how to enforce his COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the White House announced Monday, in a rare display of magnanimity from the authoritarian president.
The policy appears to be tied to fears that Biden’s mandate could cripple supply chains and drive contractors to sever ties with the government, the Washington Examiner reported.
Despite previously vowing to never mandate vaccines, Biden has since made a dramatic about-face, and is now requiring all federal workers and contract laborers to be vaccinated against their will.
While unvaccinated federal workers face termination on Nov. 8 if they have not received the injection, Bloomberg noted, the fate of contract workers will be up to contractors themselves, the White House said, in new ‘guidance,’ that is, Biden’s latest edict.
The deadline for contract workers to receive the injection is inching closer, on Dec. 8, but the Biden regime graciously hinted at some flexibility. Contractors won’t have to provide vaccination data on Dec. 8, but could eventually lose contracts if they fail to comply.
The White House is encouraging contractors to fire unvaccinated workers if a “limited period” of so-called “counseling and education” doesn’t break their will.
“A covered contractor should determine the appropriate means of enforcement with respect to its employee at a covered contractor workplace who refuses to be vaccinated and has not been provided, or does not have a pending request for, an accommodation,” the White House said.
Mass firings incoming?
The rare, unexpected display of restraint comes as wholesalers and trucking companies have warned that Biden’s mandate may disrupt already strained supply chains just before the Christmas holiday, with some companies threatening to drop contracts.
Major airlines such as American and Southwest, which are federal contractors, have already witnessed staffing issues, resulting in chaos at airports that has been blamed on “bad weather,” as ABC News previously reported.
The Biden regime will finally release its draconian vaccine mandate rules for private companies with more than 100 workers this week, two months after Biden revealed the policy in a demagogic speech declaring that patience was wearing “thin” with those refusing the shot.
While Biden is giving private firms the option of testing their workers, is it likely many companies will find vaccine mandates more convenient.
While helping to usher in medical apartheid, Biden, who calls himself a labor president, has bragged that mass firings of unvaccinated workers are proof that coercion works, telling Americans to look at the “bigger story.”