The $100 stunt is the equivalent of Grandpa thinking giving you a quarter is a huge gift.
President Joe Biden wants state and local governments to give newly vaccinated people $100. He also wants to force all federal employees to get the vaccine or wear masks.
From The Wall Street Journal:
President Biden said federal employees and on-site contractors must get vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear a mask on the job and submit to regular testing, and he called on state and local governments to make $100 payments to newly vaccinated Americans.
Mr. Biden also said in a speech Thursday that he is directing the Defense Department to examine how and when Covid-19 shots could be added to the list of vaccinations required for members of the U.S. military.
“With freedom comes responsibility,” Mr. Biden said. “Your decision to be unvaccinated impacts someone else.”
The seven-day average of new cases in the U.S. approached 64,000 on July 29, up from 11,480 on June 19. Despite the administration’s monthslong push to promote the shots and encourage people to get them, the overall pace of vaccinations has slowed.
Yeah, it impacts the unvaccinated person. I have my vaccine. It doesn’t bother or concern me if you don’t have the vaccine.
Biden said: “Every federal government employee will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Anyone who does not attest will be required to mask no matter where they work and test 1-2 times a week, socially distance, and will generally not be allowed to travel for work.”
Yes, private businesses can make you get a vaccine or wear masks. A private business can ask patrons to wear a mask or show their vaccine status.
We are seriously punishing people who did the right thing to protect people who did the wrong thing. It’s so backwards that only government bureaucrats could come up with it.
You want these same people to be in charge of healthcare, education, speech etc?
— AG (@AGHamilton29) July 30, 2021
Not just that – we’re making it easier for the unvaxxed to stay unvaxxed by making the vaccinated be more careful around them in an attempt to pressure them to get vaccinated!
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 30, 2021
This stat scares me: 4,000,000+ people work for the federal government. Gross.
Anyway, regarding that $100. The $100 stunt is the equivalent of Grandpa thinking giving you a quarter is a huge gift.
The Treasury Department said the $100 can come from “a $350 billion pot of money for state and local governments that was included in the stimulus package passed earlier this year.”
The department reminded officials they can use the money from the COVID “relief” bill for vaccine incentive programs.
How about this for an incentive?
You want to get every working American vaccinated immediately?
Suspend income taxation for the remainder of 2021 from the date of vaccination.
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— ₿ Michelle Ray ₿ (@GaltsGirl) July 29, 2021
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