Chinese Virus Today: Tax The Unvaxxed, Republicans Seizing

Just wondering, how does taxing work? Would it be considered raaaaacist, since the black and Latino populations have low vaccination rates? From the uber-Progressive (nice Fascism) minds at Washington Monthly

Tax the Unvaxxed

More than 700,000 people are flooding the South Dakota badlands this week for what will surely be the COVID-19 superspreader event of the year, the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

No complaints about Obama’s big party at Martha’s Vineyard, where infection rates have shot up. Or the big Lollapalooza in Chicago, where infections are going up.

Policymakers—and employers—have radically shifted their treatment of vaccine holdouts in recent days.  Carrots, like million-dollar prizes and college scholarships, are giving way to sticks and cudgels, with vaccine mandates for government workers and proof of vaccination soon to be required for activities like indoor dining. Life for the unvaccinated will be increasingly inconvenient.

It should also become increasingly expensive.

In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Elizabeth Rosenthal and Glenn Kramon proposed higher insurance premiums for the willfully unvaccinated, in the same way that smokers also pay higher rates. COVID-19 patients are expensive, with average costs ranging from $51,000 to $78,000, depending on age.

It’s a good idea, and we need to do more along the same lines. Does an unvaccinated high schooler want to play on the football team or participate in another high-contact sport like wrestling?  Schools should double the activity fees for those students to cover the cost of expenses such as disinfection or medical expenses for teammates infected in an outbreak.

Does a traveler want to fly unvaccinated? Airlines should add a “public safety fee” along with the fees for checked baggage and extra legroom, with proceeds compensating flight attendants, airport staff, and other professionals for sick days and lost wages.

Restaurants should reinstitute the COVID-19 surcharge many were adding to bills at the height of the pandemic (but waive it for vaccinated customers), setting aside the funds for servers and other frontline workers. Movie theaters and concert halls should institute similar fees (again, waiving them for those who show proof of vaccination). Perhaps local governments should even impose meal and hospitality sales taxes (with exemptions for the vaccinated) to defray the costs of testing, tracking and contact tracing (in essence taxing the willfully unvaccinated).

You vill comply, Comrades. Supposedly, this won’t affect the low income

Granted, many of those remaining unvaccinated are low-income Americans facing challenges of access and scheduling. Black Americans are justifiably distrustful of a government that, historically, has mistreated them. But there’s also a sizeable subset of Americans for whom opposition to vaccination (and masking) is political and ideological, born of misguided fealty to former President Donald Trump or mystifying adherence to conspiracy theories. Vaccination rates are significantly lower in counties that voted for Trump in 2020, and about 30 percent of Republicans say “they will not get vaccinated” (compared to 5 percent of Democrats).

Nope, won’t affect blacks or low income at all!

Republicans are seizing on backlash to new mask and vaccine mandates

Republicans have found a new boogeyman in the battle for the House: the nation’s top public health agency.

As Republicans head back to their districts for the August recess, they are hammering the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and seizing on the backlash to new mask and vaccine mandates — part of a GOP-wide effort to use the fears and frustrations of Americans worried about another round of school closures and lockdowns as cudgels against their Democratic opponents.

Seizing! How horrible! Just because Americans do not want masking, lockdowns, school closures, all those things that barely worked? Terrible! At least back in the first months of the breakout there was a lot of unknowns and contradictory science, now we know that stuff doesn’t work.

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14 Responses to “Chinese Virus Today: Tax The Unvaxxed, Republicans Seizing”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    But Rimjob told us it was the ignorant Trump supporters.

    A new report by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh has found that the most highly educated Americans are also the most vaccine hesitant.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Kye says:

      Well, the Blind Mouse considers himself a highly educated sophisticate, like the Hussein’s. Hell, he’s right up there with geniuses like Cori Bush, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Maxine Waters et al. The only person smarter than he is the corrupt Usurper himself, Junta Joe.

      Remember Elwood, Junta Joe is just like you and he puts his Depends on one leg hole at a time.

      Elwood, why do you hate Free Choice so much (unless it’s to murder a baby)?

  2. est1950 says:

    Hairy is an elitist. He has the science on his side so he claims. He is above lowly white people who are racists, black killing, gay hating, evil and vile people who should be put down like a dog.

    This is the prevalent attitude going around the elitist leftist circles the last several years. They are itching for the right to RISE UP and then the WOKE MILITARY, purged of anyone who does not have a WOKE attitude will CRUSH, MURDER and DESTROY those Conservatives.

    Punish them for their intolerance of the ELITISTS who run this country. (Conservatives are Germany’s Jews) It is where NAZI GERMANY was in 1933. It will only grow worse from here because we have COWARDLY, BASTARD CONSERVATIVE POLITICIANS who actually have any power who are just watching their huge stock portfolio explode so who are you kidding. The GOP ain’t doing nothing to shake their own money tree.

  3. Kye says:

    Oh, he has the science on his side all right, science fiction.

    Just ask him if masks stop any virus, if the Commie Flu vaccine stops the actual virus, how many sexes there are, if a man can become a woman, exactly which AGW predictions have been correct, if men can menstruate, if all races are exactly equal in all genetics, and all the other “science” he and frauds like him believe in.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Dementia Kye has fallen and can’t get up.

      Yes, of course masks can stop viral spread.

      Yes, of course, the Covid vaccines stops the actual virus.

      Two primary sexes, but many people fall on a spectrum between the two based on physiology, anatomy and psychology. Why is that so bothersome to nuCons? Why is it any of nuCon business? What makes a man, a man and a woman, a woman? Is it anatomy alone? Hormonal? How much does Dementia Kye understand about the effects of in utero hormone exposure to psychology and behavior? Why is it any of nuCon business??

      One race – the human race. Hardly any humans are exactly equal in all genetics.

      The theory of human-dependent global warming is that atmospheric CO2 will cause an increase in Earth’s temperature. This prediction is correct.

      Menstruation requires a uterus and the proper hormonal milieu.

      People such as Dementia Kye misinterpret science as a collection of supposed “facts”, ignorant of the process of scientific investigation. There’s much we don’t know. His genetic makeup could be closer to that of a Guinean than an Ethiopian is to a Guinean. Of course, the nuCon (white nationalist) movement is always looking to “prove” that caucasoids are superior to other humans. We know, we know… but, but, the flawed “The Bell Curve”.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Rimjob: The theory of human-dependent global warming is that atmospheric CO2 will cause an increase in Earth’s temperature.
        This prediction is correct.

        Except you can’t prove it, can you dipshit?

        Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Kye says:

        Another fabulous job of monkey typing. You were 100% incorrect on all points. You are a scientific fictionalist. I really have no time to try and catch you up on all these things. Suffice it to say you’re a typing monkey and we enjoy the circus you provide.

        No go suck off your organ grinder Junta Joe like a good little commie.

        Why do you hate science?

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The ill-advised Obama soiree was Aug 8 and only included vaccinated individuals. It’s obviously too soon to know if there was an unlikely increase in cases due to the party.

    There are 700,000 at the ill-advised Sturgis rally, no information regarding masked vs unmasked, vaccinated vs unvaccinated.

    Regarding the ill-advised Lollapalooza, “There were about 385,000 attendees, and roughly 88% were vaccinated”. We’ll have to see if it was a superspreader event.

    You really should comply with vaccination and limiting the spread of Covid, especially in light of the current variants. nuCons have a political plan to dismiss the virus, and reject vaccinations and common sense approaches (distancing and masks) to limit the spread.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Oh my!

      According to the New York Times, the 14-day change in COVID-19 cases in Dukes County, MA (Martha’s Vineyard) is at +1,829%

      It’s a small county, so this staggering increase is from a small number of cases.

      But they were all vaccinated.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    So why isn’t this seemingly good news about COVID making headlines?

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    The candidate is Steve Cox, an independent running to represent California’s 39th Congressional District.

    Catchy little campaign slogan, no?

    Bwaha! Lolgfy

  7. Hometown says:

    I whole heartedly support vaccines, I’ve been getting the flu vaccine for years. Let me know when the FDA approves a covid vaccine and I’ll be first in line.

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