Joe Biden is set to announce (or has already announced) his new COVID strategy today. One of the key points will be mandating vaccination for all Federal workers and contractors. So, naturally, my wife the Fed is telling me how bad the push back is shaping up to be from Biden’s own employees.
Now, we both decided to get vaccinated when I lost my job- it’s easier to look for a job without having to deal with that stupid question- so it doesn’t particularly bother her. But damn, the anger in the rest of the ranks is palpable if not openly revolutionary.
Just for reference the current vaccination rate for the Deep State is surprisingly low. And Feds have wwaaayyy more employment clout than say, even teacher’s unions.
First off, if you make it past one year in the Federal government (I was 4 hours shy when I got shafted), you are virtually not fireable for any reason. Some of the tales are legendary. One guy in the EPA under Gina McCarthy surfed porn openly 40 hours a week for 5 or 6 years before anybody dared to try to discipline him. Another guy made up a story that he’d been reassigned to some top secret job and simply stopped going to work. Ever. Took 3 or 4 years for anyone to notice and formally fire his ass. And once you’ve hit 3 years, you can quit at any time for any reason and then come back and be restored to what you were before without any loss of benefits or anything. My wife did that when we were forced into bankruptcy.
Joe has picked a fight that he can’t win. This, when combined with previous mandates to vaccinate the entire military, could destroy whatever’s left that propping Biden up.