It should come as absolutely no shock that the Health and Human Services bureaucratic machine would do everything within its power to keep the pandemic "emergency" going so that it could continue to exercise its "emergency" powers.
Last week, they announced just that, saying the pandemic is not over:
It was a shock, however, that the Senate decided to push back on the perpetual overreach by voting Tuesday to end the perpetual emergency.
I guess the Senate thought 975 days of "15 days to slow the spread" was enough.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Senate lawmakers voted on Tuesday to end the federal government's emergency declaration on the Covid-19 pandemic, a status that has given the Biden administration tools to combat the coronavirus.
The Senate voted 62-36 to end the emergency declaration nearly three years after it was invoked. It's unclear if the House will take up the measure.
Even a dozen Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, voted that the Covid-19 emergency declaration first declared in March 2020 by President Trump had to come to an end.
- Biden has said the pandemic is over.
- Fauci has said that the pandemic is over.
- Everyone except the crazies have gone back to normal. There is no more Covid pandemic.
First off, the House probably won't take up this bipartisan effort while Pelosi is still in charge.
Joe Biden has also said he'll veto the effort because of course.
President Biden threatened to veto any congressional efforts to end the national emergency declaration's status, said the Office of Management and Budget in a statement.
Ending the declaration would weaken the federal government's ability to respond to Covid-19 surges, OMB said.
"Preserving our ability to respond is more important than ever as we head into the winter, when respiratory illnesses such as Covid-19 typically spread more easily," the statement said. "Strengthened by the ongoing declaration of national emergency, the federal response to Covid-19 continues to save lives, improve health outcomes, and support the American economy."
It's almost as if giving emergency powers like this is bad and there's a reason we need checks and balances in the system.
Once you give someone power they won't ever willingly give it up.
So, here we are.
Just be patient. Just another 1,000 days to slow the spread. Then they'll give the power right back!