Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Kansas City Hand Sanitizer Smack Down

The pandemic has thrown a great many unexpected bills at locals and these entrepreneurs are pushing back against their work to improve public health during the plague . . . Read more . . .

KC area distilleries fight back after being slapped with $14,000 bill for making hand sanitizer

Kansas City area distilleries, who were already struggling because of the pandemic, got a shock over the holiday. That's when they learned they were going to be slapped with a $14,00 bill from the federal government for making hand sanitizer.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bureaucrats in the pocket of big business. Gonna have to buy a bottle of that Sons of Iren single malt.

Charlie Horse said...

Motto of our Federal overlords:
1) Let No Good Deed Go Unpunished
2) Always send millions of our tax payer dollars abroad for gender studies.

Anonymous said...

If it move tax it, if it keeps moving tax it again, if it stops moving subsidize it. Government is not a solution, it is the problem.

Anonymous said...

...........if you can't make a profit, don't do it.

Anonymous said...

I read that the decision to charge $14k has been reversed. Amazing that it was ever decided in the first place.

YOU MUST READ WHAT THIS GUY said...


^^^ "Amazing that it ($14k fee) was ever decided in the first place"

That's the stuff of unelected bureaucrats, which Don was trying to dismantle through historic deregulation. Expect a LOT more of that with the new administration.

If you have a problem with the distillery charges, but you voted for Biden, maybe you should sit this one out.

Anonymous said...

I should be able to produce anything I'd like in my garage for human consumption with no government regulation whatsoever.

This is my libertarian dream.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure we can assume you will never produce anything useful in your life. Unless loads of bullshit are useful.

Anonymous said...


Ok Channel 4, get your up to date news here!! They rolled back this order that would have charged them the fee. They did this on New Years Eve, why are you pushing a NON-story

Anonymous said...


Here's a USA Today story confirming what 2:03 said

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/12/31/fda-fees-distilleries-more-than-14-k-fees-after-making-hand-sanitizers/4098868001/

Later Thursday, however, the Department of Health and Human Services appeared to have struck down the FDA fees. “Small businesses who stepped up to fight COVID-19 should be applauded by their government, not taxed for doing so," HHS chief of staff Brian Harrison said in a statement posted on Twitter.

“I’m pleased to announce we have directed FDA to cease enforcement of these arbitrary, surprise user fees," he said. "Happy New Year, distilleries, and cheers to you for helping keep us safe!”