Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, who recently released a report concerning the economic impact of coronavirus vaccine mandates, gave the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) a warm round of applause for deciding to suspend orders on the directive, going on to tell the folks at Newsmax that the decision showed some “sense and rationality.”
“This is also good news for workers across the country and for employers,” the Kentucky Republican went on to say during a conversation on Newsmax’s “National Report.”
“They can disregard the mandate for now, until the court makes another decision,” the senator added.
The Kentucky Republican then added that it was kind of ironic that the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare was that the “commerce clause cannot be used to tell people to buy insurance,” and it’s that exact same clause that will end up being used to rule against vaccine mandates.
“This mandate cannot stand and won’t be enforced,” Sen. Paul stated.
In his report, Paul highlighted the economic cost of vaccine mandates in Kentucky, with reports about the rest of the states expected to be released on Thursday.
“Under President [Joe] Biden’s unlawful and unconstitutional vaccine mandates, Kentucky risks losing up to 34% of its labor force, not to mention it will cost Kentucky businesses at least $50 million,” the Kentucky Republican went on to say in the report.
“In a free country, people have the right to make their own healthcare decisions. President Biden’s command that working Americans and private businesses submit to his mandate upon penalty of loss of livelihood is a flagrant abuse of power that will destroy Kentucky’s economy and workforce,” he added.
“I think the thing that people need to realize is people think, oh, you’re just telling people to do something,” said Paul during the interview on Newsmax. “They are losing their liberty, but they’re also losing economically by this.”
There’s also been a lot of people who have “had COVID already like me and who have immunity and don’t see the use or the need for being vaccinated,” Paul pointed out. “Our report shows is that there are economic consequences for this. You know that the state and the people in the individuals will lose not only liberty, but they will lose in their wallets. They will lose their pocket … their means of sustaining their family, their economic livelihood.”
Paul also hit back at Dr. Anthony Fauci’s latest comments that booster shots may soon be included in the definition of being fully vaccinated.
“It’s long past time that we should disregard his mandates, his edicts, and his advice,” Paul fired at Fauci.
“He thinks he’s the central authority. But when you have one central authority what you get is authoritarianism, and he should be completely discounted because he’s actually covering up many things. He’s covering up the science of natural immunity, but he’s also covered up the origins of this,” Paul said, slicing right at the core of the so-called infectious disease expert.
Paul added that Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Biden’s medical adviser, has not changed his opinion but “bears some responsibility” for the pandemic.
“I think his casual disregard for individual liberty is awful, but also his casual disregard for science,” said the senator. “It’s a terrible combination, the two of them, but it’s long past time that we’re rid of him and people should completely discount him.”
Paul couldn’t be more right about Fauci. The man has been wrong about everything since the very beginning of the pandemic. And if you do your research concerning how he handled the AIDS epidemic back in the 1980s, you’ll see he’s been really bad at his job since pretty much the very first day.
Glad there’s someone like Paul out there to call Fauci out on his lies and deceit. Let’s hope action is taken to hold the doctor accountable for his more than questionable calls during the pandemic.