The United States is still in the process of dealing with a massive supply chain crisis and Biden seems determined to make it worse.
He is imposing a new vaccine mandate which includes workers who cross state lines. Like truck drivers.
Doesn’t this seem like the exact wrong thing to do right now?
The Associated Press reports:
US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January
President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce.
A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in October, brings the rules for essential travelers in line with those that took effect earlier this month for leisure travelers, when the U.S. reopened its borders to fully vaccinated individuals.
Essential travelers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date, the official said. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.
The rules pertain to non-U.S. nationals. American citizens and permanent residents may still enter the U.S. regardless of their vaccination status, but face additional testing hurdles because officials believe they more easily contract and spread COVID-19 and in order to encourage them to get a shot.
Are Democrats trying to make things worse?
President Biden: “How can I make the supply-chain crises any worse?”
White House Staff: https://t.co/3UxmfAUctd
— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) November 23, 2021
This is not what you do during a supply chain crisis, unless you’re trying to make it worse. https://t.co/bXvrDSpmor
— BDW (@BryanDeanWright) November 23, 2021
Is this a joke?
We are dealing with unprecedented supply chain crisis, partially driven by a labor shortage. Restricting the pool of possible drivers will only make that problem worse. https://t.co/3tFS56h93k
— AG (@AGHamilton29) November 23, 2021
Does every decision from this administration have to be the wrong one?