The Biden administration didn’t deny reports that it’s considering withholding federal funds from institutions to boost vaccination rates as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow throughout the country.
Talking to Fox News, an unnamed White House official said that as they always were, the administration was considering a multitude of diverse measures so that they could continue to boost vaccinations across the country.
The official said in a statement that any reported plans under consideration were in initial discussions and pre-decisional and that there were no immediate policy decisions to preview at the moment.
The comments came only a few hours after the Washington Post reported that the administration was considering the possibility of withholding funds from long term care facilities, cruise ships and universities, hoping to encourage some of the 90 million unvaccinated Americans to get their jab.
One phase of the plan, the Washington Post reported, would entail restricting access to federal funds such as Medicare to those in nursing homes and long term care facilities until their workers got vaccinated.
Sceptics of the plan claim it could trigger a repercussion in heavily Republican areas, where vaccine rates are lowest, and further agitate conservatives who are already upset by the Biden administration’s COVID mandates.
They note that even if Joe Biden did withhold federal funds to force people to get vaccinated, it would still take them five or six weeks to reach immune status, during which time, COVID cases would continue to rise.
Others, however, have been pushing for the White House to take a more vigorous approach to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, who organised a joint statement between approximately 60 medical groups urging every health facility to require its employees to get vaccinated, told Washington Post that if you look through history, there are presidents who, even in the absence of legal authority, influence people.
Laurence Gostin, who directs Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, added he thought wisely using the federal spending power was right.
He said the federal government can’t directly mandate a vaccine. It can use its spending power to say to a state, that it can mandate its vaccines, and if they don’t they’ll withhold certain federal dollars.
Laurence Gostin said he informed the White House, but, to use its power judiciously, not by bludgeoning the private sector, but rather by starting with high-risk settings with an absolute ethical obligation and legal responsibility to keep their workers and their clients safe.
In a normal world these people would be arrested, but today the feds are their henchmen, and they’re prepared to see their elderly suffer and die so that they can blackmail people into taking the jab.
Who needs a virus to kill the elderly when you have Joe Biden prepared to kill them by taking away funding as a means of blackmailing people into taking the jab, and if this is done by executive order, up next will be those getting any sort of government assistance such as Aid for Dependent Children (ADC), social security, unemployment, school loans, the list is infinite.
Previously, the democrats cringed at the thought of this kind of blackmail as it strikes into the heart of their voter support, but now with Joe Biden at the wheel, all democrats, if this is done, will see their political goals crash and burn in 2022.
But now, there’s darkness marching across the planet, and it’s full of hatred and death, yet hidden from plain sight.