Borderline socialist New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s wife has lost a staggering amount of money and now people are demanding answers.
His wife, Chirlane McCray, was given $850 million for a mental health program she was spearheading, The Daily Mail reported.
The program, ThriveNYC, has fallen far behind its goals and appears to be a massive failure for the city.
But even in spite of that the city has decided to increase the budget of the program which is expected to spend $5 billion in the next five years.
The data comes from a Politico report that shows those running the scheme have largely failed to measure its impact or keep track of spending.
Thrive said it has developed a list of 417 metrics to measure how effective the program is moving forward, but asked to assess its impact so far, Politico said the data was piecemeal and showed a largely failing picture.
For example, 29 hospitals had agreed to screen almost 78,000 new mothers for post-natal depression each year as part of the scheme.
But over the course of two years between 2016 and 2018 the hospital screened a little over 28,000 patients and just 570 were offered help, a fraction of the 12,000 to 15,000 who were estimated to need care.
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The data also showed almost 190,000 Narcan kits were handed out to hospital where opioid use is common, but there is no evidence of how many were used.
The site said it had tried and failed to acquire a line-item budget from Thrive, and the two budget breakdowns it had seen showed wildly different numbers.
De Blasio and ‘co-mayor’ wife have wasted $1.8B of taxpayer money
Frankly I’m surprised it’s not much more considering these two incompetent lazy stoners are at the helm. https://t.co/fqUIyfFc8Z
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 1, 2019
De Blasio’s wife can’t account for $850m given to mental health scheme https://t.co/gTEJcrCeob via @MailOnline
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 1, 2019
— Brooklyn Republicans (@KingsCountyGOP) March 1, 2019
for answers to where the money went, one should watch this movie: https://t.co/gIxSlEJeFY https://t.co/ijFyuOP8Mz
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) March 1, 2019
— Michael E. Newton (@MichaelENewton1) March 1, 2019
What a waste these two are.
De Blasio and ‘co-mayor’ wife have wasted $1.8B of taxpayer money https://t.co/85S88hQUuq via @nypost
— 🐈MyLivesGoUpTo11🐾 (@AlexStrayCat_) March 1, 2019
Chirlane McCoy (DeBlasio) spends $850 MILLION & can’t account for it???? https://t.co/vQU2PxB7dg
— mog1717 (@mog1717) March 1, 2019
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