Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is attracting praise from the far-left over his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic that’s ravaging his state.
But at least one of his signature responses has been revealed as a big scam.
Earlier this month, Cuomo announced that he would mobilize prison labor to make “NYS Clean” hand-sanitizer.
Cuomo claimed that the hand-sanitizer would be better than industry-leader Purell, due to NYS Clean’s superior floral scent and higher alcohol content.
He also vowed that it would be cheaper for the state–because the product would be made by essentially exploiting slave labor in New York prisons, where inmates are paid just $2 an hour.
Despite the criticism, Cuomo vowed: “We are problem solvers, state of New York, Empire State, progressive capital of the nation.”
However, despite Cuomo’s lofty rhetoric, the NYS Clean project has been revealed as one giant scam.
According to a source inside the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the hand sanitizer isn’t being made by inmates. It’s being made by an outside vendor, and prisoners are simply slapping “NYS Clean” labels on the bottle.
According to an anonymous inmate, the work is mostly “turning a nozzle,” and dumping the already-made hand sanitizer into gallon jugs.