October 15, 2021 |

President Joe Biden announced yesterday that the Labor Department will soon issue an emergency order requiring private companies with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 jabs. Yesterday’s statement was nearly identical to the threat he made in September.


Mandates have also called healthcare workers who labored through the height of the viral outbreak last year to quit their jobs rather than take the shot. Mandates also shutdown  Southwest Airlines last weekend when pilots refused to work.

On September 9, Biden said OSHA would issue the order. Yesterday, he said the Labor Department would be agency in charge. It’s not clear why the change was made or why OSHA didn’t follow carry out the original threat. Biden did not take questions yesterday. After speaking for seven minutes, he turned and walked off stage with reporters yelling questions at him including one about workers going on strike over company mandates


During the short announcement, Biden said the FDA will rule on booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson versions, but he did not say if the third shot will be included in any mandate if they receive approval. Biden also did not address how any federal order would be enforced.

Earlier this week, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said the state is prepared to take the White House to court when the drug therapy mandate is issued. In a statement, Gordon said any federal order requiring the shot would be unconstitutional and he has directed Attorney General Bridget Hill to begin developing Wyoming’s legal case. Wyoming is one of two dozen states prepared to mount legal challenges against forced jabs. In a letter to Biden last month, 24 state attorney generals said the edict is “illegal.”

Until yesterday’s announcement, the White House was prepared to enforce the mandate through an emergency temporary standard provision used only once since 1983. In the past, courts have viewed the standard with suspicion because of the lack of oversight. Between 1971 and 1983, the AGs wrote, OSHA issued nine emergency rules. Of those, six were challenged. Courts upheld only one of the six.

The AGs also blasted the president because a mandate suggests “the vaccinated need protection” from those who refuse the shot. Biden conceded that point in yesterday’s announcement.

The implication of needing boosters, of course, is that the so-called vaccines are not as effective as initially advertised by government and medical officials. Biden’s announcement came on the same day that a Gallup poll showed that government is “doing too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses.” In the same poll, 54 percent of Americans said “government has too much power.”

Also, unofficial published reports stated Friday morning that the Wyoming Legislature have generated enough electronic “aye” votes to trigger a special session to address the White House mandate. Bigfoot 99 will have more on Monday.

Related: Vaccine mandates: Wyoming Democrats oppose special session, Gov. Gordon plotting legal action against Biden

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