We’ve all seen the “Help Wanted” signs at fast food restaurants and retailers. It doesn’t take a Nobel Prize winning economist to see that America is in the middle of an employment crisis thanks to the Biden Administration. However, what you may not have considered is how this crisis is impacting public safety. The vital lifesaving services Americans count on need workers to operate just like private businesses.
The socialist mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, put 9,000 city workers on unpaid leave for being unvaccinated. An additional 12,000 applications for an exemption from the vaccine were slow-walked. Despite the heavy promotion of Covid vaccination, it is estimated that up to 25% of New York’s finest – their police, fire, and emergency workers – remain unvaccinated by choice. In Los Angeles, the county sheriff observed that 44% of his 18,000 employees could quit, so he announced that “I cannot enforce reckless mandates that put the public’s safety at risk” as the Covid vaccine mandate does.
The LA sheriff’s wise words bring a thousand questions. Who is going to protect us against crime? Who will save our buildings from fires? Who will arrive with ambulances in emergencies? Don’t count on the politicians and bureaucrats to show up.
A critical part of emergency services is proper staffing. A diehard leftist apologist will point out that these departments won’t stop answering calls entirely, but will simply prioritize the most urgent ones. However, any veteran law enforcement officer will tell you that the supposedly low-priority calls can easily turn into much more serious situations if first responders don’t intervene.
Still, dispatchers should not have to make these decisions. How many battered women must have their cries for help ignored before the left gives up their destructive Covid mandates? Every unanswered call can be laid squarely at the feet of the left.
These elites with their boundless hunger for power are putting an undue burden on our police officers, our firefighters, our EMTs, and the neighborhoods they serve. They are the antithesis of public servants. Let these communities have the resources they need!