NY: Hochul awarded lucrative COVID test contract to campaign donor that charged taxpayers double – IOTW Report

NY: Hochul awarded lucrative COVID test contract to campaign donor that charged taxpayers double

American Thinker:

By Rajan Laad

Recently the New York Post reported that Gov. Kathy Hochul awarded a government contract to a New Jersey-based firm called Digital Gadgets for COVID-19 tests during the Omicron wave.

Digital Gadgets charged as much as $13 per unit, while other vendors charged the state just $5 for rapid tests. 

Digital Gadgets was paid around $637 million for millions of tests as Hochul pushed schools to stay open amid the omicron wave last year.

The troubling revelation was that Digital Gadgets donated nearly $300,000 to Kathy Hochul’s campaign.

The deal was made under suspended procurement rules enabled by a state of emergency that Hochul has renewed every month since late last year. MORE


8 Comments on NY: Hochul awarded lucrative COVID test contract to campaign donor that charged taxpayers double

  1. KICKBACK KATHY is a known thief and swindler, character defects and reasons why she was appointed as Lt. Governor by Andrew Cuomo in the first place. Having been denied the post of ‘ambassador to Ireland’ KICKBACK has been continuing Cuomo’s numerous criminal activities. One of her crimes recently involves her collusion with ‘UNCLE’ mayor Eric Adams and the City Council in poisoning the drinking water of low-income residents for the purposes of her hypergentrification land-grab schemes for elitists which was previously initiated by billionaire and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg. The poisoned water is confirmed via lab testing twice which includes a positive test for Legionnaire’s Disease in the drinking water. Included in this inhumane horror is that since Joe Biden has shipped multitudes of his illegals to NYC, these illegals are also subject to the water poisonings since they’ve been found to be taking up valuable space for democrats’ land-grab schemes. This isn’t about race or ethnicity but of HUMANITY and should not be done and not go unreported and unpunished. Take note also that the abovementioned criminals have blamed the lab for false positive test results and have forced the testing entity to shoulder the blame publicly by threatening to terminate their services.

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  2. That’s the whole point of politics, isn’t it?

    Steal from the taxpayers.
    Reward yourself.
    Reward your cronies.
    Punish your enemies.

    Pretty simple.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

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  3. $637 million divided by $13 per test is about 49 million tests. The population of NY was about 20 million (before the alien invasion). Who is getting all those tests, and/or where is the money going?

    We are going to need rope before this is over. A lot of rope. Invest in hemp futures.

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