Saturday, December 18, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Newly constructed Texas border wall will 'cost less' than Trump-era wall, Gov. Abbott says
Mass immigration continues to overwhelm southern border states, border patrol 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, R., joined "Varney & Co." Friday to discuss the state’s attempt to curb mass immigration by debuting the border wall construction that will cost less than the Trump administration’s efforts.

GOV. GREG ABBOTT: Texas Legislature really took a strong stand to make sure that the state was going to have enough money to build a wall, but at the same time, make sure that we have the National Guard on the border in Texas, Department of Public Safety on the border, and that we are working to both secure the border immediately, while at the same time on the long term process build the wall.

Three billion dollars of Texas taxpayer money has been devoted to this cause of Texas securing the border, and so we have a lot of money available to us to continue to build the wall. And Stuart, I'll add this, for Texas [this] is going to cost less than it did for the Trump administration for one reason. And that's because in...Read more and see videos here.
Appeals Court Reinstates Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet
On Friday night the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling reinstated the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private businesses of 100 or more employees, which overturns a stay from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The mandate was set to go into effect on January 4, less than a month away, but had been tied up in the courts since President Joe Biden made the announcement on November.

A major basis of the lawsuit has been that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have the authority in this instance to mandate vaccines or regular testing for COVID. Friday's latest ruling, however, argues that it does. 

"We therefore take a holistic view of the language that Congress chose to include in its statutory authorization to OSHA," the opinion by Judge Jane B. Stranch read at one point. 

"Longstanding precedent addressing the plain language of the Act, OSHA’s interpretations of the statute, and examples of direct Congressional authorization following the enactment of the OSH Act all show that OSHA’s authority includes...Read more and see tweet here.