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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:30 PM

Arkansas governor backs employer vaccine mandates

Source: The Hill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Sunday defended employers mandating that employees get a COVID-19 vaccine, while saying he opposed such mandates by the federal and state governments.

"The states are sometimes coming in and saying, 'Employers should not have the ability to impose a vaccine requirement on their workers.' To me, that's the wrong direction as well. It's not practical in terms of creating that debate, but it's not principled either," Hutchinson said during "Meet the Press" on NBC.

"I am a defender of the employer's right to provide a healthy workplace. You would have just as many workers say, 'I don't want to work there because it's not a healthy workplace, because not everybody's going to be vaccinated.' The employers are in a tough position. They would have the prerogative to make those decisions and I support that," Hutchinson said.

Hutchinson noted, however, that he did not believe that governments at the federal and state level should be involved in making the request for individuals to get vaccinated.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/arkansas-governor-backs-employer-vaccine-mandates/ar-AAPDacx

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 17 OP
C Moon Oct 17 #1
HUAJIAO Oct 17 #2
radicalleft Oct 17 #3
paleotn Oct 17 #4
TomSlick Oct 17 #5
sinkingfeeling Oct 17 #6
lark Oct 18 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:02 PM

1. Bastards like him know the vaccine mandates will only help, but don't want to admit it publicly.

He wants his state to get better, so he's hoping the companies will make the vaccines mandatory, and make him look good.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:39 PM

2. This is a national, rather a worldwide medical emergency you nit wit!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 03:54 PM

3. Well I guess that's better than

actively discouraging them...I'll take a win where I can get them.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 04:27 PM

4. A slightly, broken clock moment.

Not quite there, but it's better than DeathSantis.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:24 PM

5. Asa's position puts him outside the mainstream of the GQP in Arkansas.

The Arkansas General Assembly only just barely failed to pass legislation forbidding employers from asking employees about their vaccination status - any OSHA regulations notwithstanding. Most of the legislators know that OSHA regulations would preempt state law but they wanted to force employers to seek court backing for complying with federal law.

It is all very reminiscent of the "massive resistance" actions during school desegregation.

As my wife point out, no one ever moved to Arkansas to have their consciousness raised.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 07:13 PM

6. Hutch defending Walmart's business decision.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 18, 2021, 07:38 AM

7. Ok, this makes sense now.

Walmart rules that state.

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