Republican FIRING Announcement – Democrats Are Freaking Out!
(UnitedVoice.com) – Many Americans understand the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic was high. It’s visible in everyday life. Politicians helped destroy a strong and stable economy, created uncertainty in the marketplace, and injected trillions of dollars into the economy without considering how it would increase demand for products and services with low supplies. The result has been crippling inflation.
Additionally, COVID-19 mandates also exacted a toll on America. Yet, many Americans don’t know or see President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate’s impact on the United States military. The government-imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate caused thousands of military members to leave the service, and untold numbers couldn’t join who otherwise would. It weakened the US military significantly, and now Republicans are calling on Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to join the rest of society and end the mandate — or risk losing his job.
GOP Calls on Defense Secretary to End Vaccine Mandate or Get Fired Immediately
On Wednesday, June 22, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) demanded in a press release that Austin rescind the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the US military within 30 days. Congress has begun work on the 2023 fiscal year budget, which starts on October 1. During a budget session for the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, Johnson inserted an amendment into the bill during a House Armed Services Committee hearing. It could be highly detrimental to the Defense Secretary.
He warned Austin that if he didn’t repeal the vaccine mandate within 30 days, Congress could pull his waiver, which it gave him, to serve as the Secretary of Defense. Under federal law, any former military member appointed to the Secretary of Defense must be removed from service by at least seven years to ensure civilian control of the US military. Congress must provide a waiver If the candidate doesn’t meet that requirement, and Congress can revoke it at any time.
Military Hurting for People
Johnson noted the military needs people. In fact, the military acknowledges this reality. As each branch of service struggles to meet recruiting goals, the government is spending even more thanks to the mandate. To appeal to potential recruits, it’s aggressively adding significant recruitment bonuses to those who immediately agree to ship out for basic training.
The Military Times reported each recruit could earn up to $10,000 in bonuses in 60 different job fields if they leave for basic training within 30 days of enlisting. In another 60 fields, the Army is offering $2,000 to $6,000, with a potential for another $1,000 to $40,000 — there’s a cap of $50,000 for bonuses.
The Vaccine Mandate Impact
Rep. Johnson noted that 22,000 service members applied for a vaccine religious exemption. Yet, the military only granted 58 of them. In addition, the army cut 12,000 positions in the budget. Some estimates say the military discharged 5,000 service members for violating the directive, and tens of thousands reportedly still face separation from the military.
The Louisana Representative stated that 40% of men ages 18 to 24 aren’t vaccinated and therefore aren’t eligible to enlist.
So, does the COVID-19 mandate make sense? Is the military harmed more by having it than not?
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