Biden’s move to make businesses with more than 100 workers require employees to be vaccinated will have ugly consequences — and widen the red-state blue-state divide he pledged to close.
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have signed measures banning employer mandates. (They also are wrong to mandate what individual cities, schools and private institutions cannot do. Local leaders know what will work best for their constituents.)
As a candidate, Biden promised that he would not “blame others” when things go wrong. But his push for mandates is Washington’s way of finger-pointing away from the nation’s destructive supply chain shortages, worker shortages and what under a different president was seen as a national malaise.