One blue state can’t let a bad idea go – no matter how destructive it is.
Now, with its biggest urban area in shambles, leaders are pushing to have their own way no matter what.
And this state is now defying federal judges to push Biden’s insane agenda.
Ironically, this aggressive government overreach in the name of “safety” is what leftists have turned into one of the most dangerous parts of the country.
Democrats have allowed one of the most picturesque cities in the Northwest to turn into an absolute hell-hole – especially for first responders.
Now, while unemployed anarchists continue to make life miserable for business owners and professionals in Portland, Democrats running the state are pushing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations – even after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes on Joe Biden’s pet project.
Oregon is one of 21 states in the US that have their own Occupational Safety and Health Administration that develops regulations every bit as convoluted – or worse than – the federal agency.
Even though Biden’s mandate has been blocked in court, the Oregon agency is continuing to push to get everything in place by December 4.
Naturally, plans are in place to make sure it’s a hot mess when the rule is forced on businesses and employees throughout the state.
This is a disaster in the making so obvious that even Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) can’t help hinting at it.
Oregon OSHA spokesman Aaron Corvin told OPB figuring out if the state can even provide enough vaccinations and tests isn’t in his agency’s “wheelhouse.”
“So we’re not going to determine necessarily the capacity for testing; that’s probably going to come under another context,” Corvin wrote in an email. “But presumably, that capacity would be there.”
Naturally, the state’s health department can claim ignorance until they get the plan from Oregon OSHA.
The only sure thing is that the state is doing everything it can to make the supply chain problems and labor shortage worse.
“You can have job applicants that are resistant and not being able to get the work done, not being able to get products to market in time,” said Paloma Sparks, Vice President of Oregon Business & Industry, a business advocacy group. “If we have truckers that don’t want to get vaccinated, then we’ve got more supply chain issues than we already have right now.”
No doubt, some people in Oregon’s most populated areas are now eyeing the state’s rural counties that want to leave the leftists in Portland and Salem behind to join Idaho.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.