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As predicted, Joe is weaponizing the China flu against us

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  • #16
    I think the 'mental incompetence' of Biden can be taken too far. He is showing early signs of Alzheimers, yes, but that doesn't mean he's lost all of his faculties. He knows what he's doing in the big picture, even if some details are lost or forgotten. Like, he knew what Hunter Biden was doing and he condoned it - possibly even profited off of it.

    IMO, Biden thinks he's in control but is heavily relying on Obama for guidance. And Obama is in cahoots with Leftist powerbrokers.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

      The left has long dreamed of effectively nullifying Congress and ruling through agencies and regulators controlled by the executive branch.
      And the fact that they came so quickly "first rattle out of the box" is just a harbinger of things to come.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        One of the bigger issues never fully grasped by many Americans was President Donald Trump’s restraint in relation to the power of the federal government under the guise of COVID-19 action. No president in our lifetime was ever more reluctant to weaponize the opportunity to expand government; Donald Trump stood the gap.

        CTH warned since last summer of the ramifications if a leftist group used COVID-19 to expand federal power over peoples lives and livelihoods. Today, JoeBama’s team has unleashed a series of TEN EXECUTIVE ORDERS fully weaponizing the opportunity.

        (1) Executive order on COVID worker Safety, weaponized Dept of Labor, OSHA. Literally word-for-word what CTH predicted. [Predictions HERE and HERE]

        (2) Executive order on COVID school safety, weaponized the Dept of Education. Leverages federal funds, grants. Supports the education labor union effort. Exactly as expected.

        (3) Executive order creating COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Weaponizing the HHS takeover; the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Education, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Again, exactly as predicted.

        (4) Executive order using National Health Crisis as a security threat. Weaponizing the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Homeland Security.

        (5) Executive order taking over National Guard. The domestic terrorists need a category within the health emergency. The isolation and detainment camps need security. “Support of Operations or Missions to Prevent and Respond to the Spread of COVID-19. (a) The Secretary of Defense shall, to the maximum extent feasible and consistent with mission requirements (including geographic proximity), request pursuant to 32 U.S.C. 502(f) that all State and territorial governors order National Guard forces to perform duty to fulfill mission assignments.”

        (6) Executive order taking control of travel. “The Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Secretary of Transportation (including through the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)), the Secretary of Homeland Security (including through the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard).

        You can read the rest HERE.

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com...id-against-us/

        It's ironic that President Trump was falsely accused of being everything that China Joe is proving himself to be. And we know from history where this will lead: once a government seizes power and control, it never relinquishes it unless forced to. We are living in interesting times.
        In the interest of rational discussion, could explain why you think each order is a weapon against you?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by whag View Post

          In the interest of rational discussion, could explain why you think each order is a weapon against you?
          I explained in a follow-up post:

          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          The bottom line is that Joe's authority is being used to grant the Federal government a whole bunch of new powers to be enforced by unelected regulators who are not accountable to voters. For instance, think of what OSHA could to do to a business under the pretense of China flu mitigation. Does any rational person believe that this power won't be abused for political purposes?
          Source from my opening post links to a few dozen more examples, but think of Lois Learner's IRS targeting scandal on steroids, and that might give some idea about the scope of what the executive branch will be able to do with these new regulations. And remember, this is a power grab that was offered to President Trump who showed tremendous character and restraint by steadfastly refusing the temptation (and yet the left still falsely accused him of being a tyrant).
          Last edited by Mountain Man; 01-22-2021, 12:31 PM.
          Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
          But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
          Than a fool in the eyes of God


          From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            I explained in a follow-up post:


            Source from my opening post links to a few dozen more examples, but think of Lois Learner's IRS targeting scandal on steroids, and that might give some idea about the scope of what the executive branch will be able to do with these new regulations. And remember, this is a power grab that was offered to President Trump who showed tremendous character and restraint by steadfastly refusing the temptation (and yet the left still falsely accused him of being a tyrant).
            Maybe we can go one by one with specific instances that each regulation is responding to:

            Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety

            By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

            Section 1. Policy. Ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative. Healthcare workers and other essential workers, many of whom are people of color and immigrants, have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is the policy of my Administration to protect the health and safety of workers from COVID-19.

            The Federal Government must take swift action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19 in the workplace. That will require issuing science-based guidance to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure, including with respect to mask-wearing; partnering with State and local governments to better protect public employees; enforcing worker health and safety requirements; and pushing for additional resources to help employers protect employees.

            Sec. 2. Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, in furtherance of the policy described in section 1 of this order and consistent with applicable law, shall:

            (a) issue, within 2 weeks of the date of this order and in conjunction or consultation with the heads of any other appropriate executive departments and agencies (agencies), revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic;

            (b) consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19, including with respect to masks in the workplace, are necessary, and if such standards are determined to be necessary, issue them by March 15, 2021;

            (c) review the enforcement efforts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to COVID-19 and identify any short-, medium-, and long-term changes that could be made to better protect workers and ensure equity in enforcement;

            (d) launch a national program to focus OSHA enforcement efforts related to COVID-19 on violations that put the largest number of workers at serious risk or are contrary to anti-retaliation principles; and

            (e) coordinate with the Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs and Office of Public Engagement and all regional OSHA offices to conduct, consistent with applicable law, a multilingual outreach campaign to inform workers and their representatives of their rights under applicable law. This campaign shall include engagement with labor unions, community organizations, and industries, and place a special emphasis on communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

            Sec. 3. Protecting Other Categories of Workers from COVID-19. (a) The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and consistent with applicable law, shall:

            (i) coordinate with States that have occupational safety and health plans approved under section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act) (29 U.S.C. 667) to seek to ensure that workers covered by such plans are adequately protected from COVID-19, consistent with any revised guidance or emergency temporary standards issued by OSHA; and

            (ii) in States that do not have such plans, consult with State and local government entities with responsibility for public employee safety and health and with public employee unions to bolster protection from COVID-19 for public sector workers.

            (b) The Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the heads of any other appropriate agencies, shall, consistent with applicable law, explore mechanisms to protect workers not protected under the Act so that they remain healthy and safe on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.

            (c) The Secretary of Labor, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, shall consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 applicable to coal and metal or non-metal mines are necessary, and if such standards are determined to be necessary and consistent with applicable law, issue them as soon as practicable.

            Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

            (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

            (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

            (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

            (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

            JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

            THE WHITE HOUSE,
            January 21, 2021.
            Then there's this:

            Tyson Food managers bet on workers getting Covid-19, lawsuit says
            https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55009228

            Some corporations obviously need to take worker safety more seriously, yes? Would this not require regulation of some kind?

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            • #21
              The problem is the level of control being granted to the executive branch through unelected bureaucrats and the potential for abuse. Sure, Joe's orders might sound innocuous enough, but think Lois Learner who used "innocuous" IRS rules to maliciously target conservative groups (or groups with conservative sounding names).
              Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
              But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
              Than a fool in the eyes of God


              From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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