Appearances: Varney & Co. – Vaccine mandates ‘hurt’ small businesses

Updated: Mar 29

After the Biden administration was forced to halt its draconian national vaccine and testing requirements for businesses with 100 or more employees, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is attempting to impose a controversial vaccine mandate for all private sector employers that will go into effect on Dec. 27. “[Employers’] biggest problem right now is finding employees and getting them to show up for work,” Andy said when Stu Varney asked him about the new regulation during an interview Tuesday morning. “It discourages people from coming into the restaurant … so it hurts small businesses in two ways.” Walk around and talk to anybody in NYC and you see people are in trouble, Andy added. De Blasio, whose second and final term ends Dec. 31, luckily won’t be mayor for much longer. However, Andy’s hope is that the mayor-elect can form a better relationship with the city’s hard-hit small business community. When asked about his recent appointment to Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2ndVote Value Investments, Inc., the holding company for asset management firm 2ndVote Advisers, LLC, Andy detailed the company’s core philosophy of investing in companies that place profits ahead of politically progressive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agendas. “We’re going to be focused on companies that look at returns for shareholders,” Andy said. “Your first vote is at the ballot box, your second is when you invest.”

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