There have been innumerable fights over the last two years over companies that are trying to force their workers to take the experimental COVID-19 shots – and workers who say that treatment just isn’t for them. they cite real physical hazards, religious objections and more
Now a Republican congressman from Arizona has proposed a solution.
Rep. Andy Biggs has proposed legislation that would prohibit businesses from taking federal COVID-19 money – AND requiring workers to take the shots.
The Arizona Sun Times said the plan not only would prevent mandates when companies take the handouts, but it would require them to return what they’ve already gotten.
The congressman explained, “Employers should not be meddling in the personal, private health care decisions of their employees by mandating the COVID-19 vaccine. Many of these companies turned to the federal government for support during 2020’s tough economic times, and that support was provided by American taxpayers. Now companies are bullying those same tax-paying employees into taking a vaccine that they may not be comfortable with.
Further, he said, “My bill will stop those companies from enforcing those mandates by requiring them to return the relief funds they received if they don’t allow their employees to make their own personal health care decisions.”
The mandates ave been widely imposed, by companies, the military, educational institutions and more.
Joe Biden has been one of the biggest promoters of the mandatory shots.
He said, when the Food and Drug Administration granted approval for the Pfizer shots, “Today, I’m calling on more companies…in the private sector to step up the vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people. If you’re a business leader, a non-profit leader, a state or local leader, who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that.”
Millions of corporations across American took federal handouts during the COVID-19 pandemic, including many who participated in a program that was intended to keep Americans in their jobs with federal subsidies for their pay.