“Hey Joe, time to let the mandate go,” the Times Square sign, funded by the conservative advocacy group Job Creators Network, reads. “Stop making small businesses your vaccine police.”
In a press release, the group said that the sign comes as a direct response to Biden’s controversial announcement in September that he is instructing the federal government to mandate all companies with over 100 employees require their employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“Small businesses are facing the most challenging period in decades,” Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, said in the press release. “Now, Biden’s vaccine mandate threatens to dump fuel on the raging economic dumpster fire with his de facto nationwide vaccine mandate, which will only exacerbate already crippling labor shortages for small businesses.”
Ortiz added, ” Main Street will also be enlisted as foot soldiers to carry out and pay for the overreach of executive power. It’s one thing for a private company to require staff to