After the Wuhan Flu hit America, the Democrats decided that America should be more like China.
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, who got his job the same way as many totalitarian leaders, by being the son of the guy who used to have the job, led the way to the People’s Republic of America.
Or, the People’s Republic of Sanitizeristan.
“We are introducing New York State Clean hand sanitizer, made conveniently by the state of New York. This is a superior product to products now on the market,” Governor Cuomo declared. “To Purell, and Mr. Amazon and Mr. eBay, if you continue the price gouging, we will introduce our product, which is superior to your product. And you don’t even have the floral bouquet, so stop price gouging.”
The specific part of the state making NYS Clean is the Great Meadow Correctional Facility: a maximum-security prison which Cuomo had visited two years ago to address the constant violence in the prison.
His new message to the convicts is, “Make hand sanitizer, not shanks.”
Corcraft, also known as the Bureau of Corrections, was already making hand sanitizer at $68 bucks for a five-gallon pail. There’s a nice profit margin there considering that prison workers are being paid between 16 cents to $1.30 an hour. If that doesn’t sound so cheap, that’s because Corcraft’s customer was the government and taxpayers were paying the bill. Local governments, by law, already have to buy hand sanitizer and many other industrial supplies from Corcraft whose money goes to the state.
The People’s Republic of Sanitizeristan was an invisible scam that predated the coming of the coronavirus which diverted money from taxpayers and revenues from small businesses and workers.
Hand sanitizer made by prison labor at as little as 16 cents an hour is always going to be cheaper.
But there’s an underlying reason why hand sanitizer is so out of stock and so expensive. Yes, the small third-party sellers who make up much of the sales volume for Amazon and eBay rushed to buy up all the hand sanitizer they could and then began taking advantage of the panic buying. After politicians threatened Amazon and eBay, the dot com giants banned price gouging listings, and the sellers (at least those who weren’t stupid enough to give interviews to the New York Times) vanished into the less regulated black markets of Craigslist and other more obscure and less monitored platforms.
The upshot is that hand sanitizer is more expensive and less available than ever. And the authorities are confiscating hand sanitizer from hand sanitizer hoarders to be redistributed as the government sees fit.
It worked for the Bolsheviks with wheat. It’s bound to work with hand sanitizer in America.
But why wasn’t there enough hand sanitizer on the market to meet the upsurge in Wuhan Flu demand?
As part of President Trump’s moves to cut the red tape, the FDA announced that it won’t be cracking down on pharmacies that make their own hand sanitizer. Or as the official government release states, “Policy for Temporary Compounding of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Products During the Public Health Emergency.”
Don’t get the idea that the FDA is throwing all caution to the winds by letting people make their own hand sanitizer. Or freely empowering businesses to just go ahead and mix alcohol with aloe.
The FDA’s permissiveness for making hand sanitizer is limited to “State-licensed pharmacies or Federal facilities.” And it’s not providing permission, per se, but announcing that it “does not intend to take action against compounders that prepare alcohol-based hand sanitizers for consumer use for the duration of the public health emergency.” How magnanimous of the bureaucracy.
That’s understandable since the FDA recipe for hand sanitizer does list such exotic and formidable ingredients as “alcohol”, “glycerol”, “hydrogen peroxide”, and “water”.
What else? No that’s it.
It’s mighty generous of the FDA to promise not to take action against pharmacies who venture to assemble this alchemical mixture of secret philosopher’s stone ingredients like alcohol and water.
It also has to warn them not to add aloe or any “other active or inactive ingredients.”
That’s what you have to do if you’re already a pharmacist and can be trusted to handle opiates and experimental drugs just to be able to make and sell a bottle of hand sanitizer.
Unless you’re a bunch of killers and rapists working for Governor Andrew Cuomo at 16 cents an hour.
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