Vax Mandate for Thee, Not for Me

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It’s been nearly three months since Joe Biden announced his job-killing vaccine mandate that could cost small businesses up to $136,000, yet Gretchen Whitmer has barely acknowledged it.

Here’s just a few opportunities since September that Whitmer could have said something to protect small businesses, yet didn’t.

Suddenly though, Whitmer has something to say. When a West Michigan small business owner mentioned that the mandate will crush his company, Whitmer said:

“We’re an employer too, the state of Michigan is. I know if that mandate happens, we’re going to lose state employees. That’s why I haven’t proposed a mandate at the state level. Some states have. We have not, we’re waiting to see what happens in court.”

It turns out when it’s not just Michigan small businesses that will suffer, but Whitmer herself may suffer politically, she suddenly speaks up and quickly reverts to rules for thee, not for me.

“Gretchen Whitmer spent three months dodging questions about the vaccine mandate and failed to fight back against Joe Biden’s job-killing federal overreach, instead tacitly endorsing it,” said RGA Spokesperson Chris Gustafson. “Now, when faced with the realization that she will be directly impacted, Whitmer’s changed her tune. Michigan small business owners deserve real leadership that will protect small business owners and the local economy, not leaders who only do what’s best for themselves.”