De Blasio’s Wife Can Not Explain Where The $850 Million Went

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Trump Hating Mayor’s Wife Can Not Explain Where The $850 Million Went.

Opinion | $850 million dollars of U.S. taxpayer money is missing and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s wife, who oversees the city’s “Thrive” program where the money was supposed to go, cannot account for the massive sum.

Chirlane McCray, De Blasio’s wife, kept very little records in the Thrive program to track spending or accomplishments.

This lack of oversight has made it close to impossible to find where the hundreds of millions of dollars went and if the program, that was supposed to aid people with mental health problems, was even successful.

So where is the $850 million dollars? According to reports, Chirlane McCray cannot account for the massive sum of money that her husband allocated to her for Thrive.

The program has been active for three years with a lack of adequate records and the little records they do have only show how far behind target the program is running.

The program was even approved for a very large budget of $1 billion dollars for the next 5 years.

“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,” the Daily Mail reports.

ThriveNYC was designed to target low-income people who cannot afford mental healthcare.

It also focuses on African-American, Latino and Veteran communities who are less likely to seek help for mental illness.

Via Politico:

The City Hall budget shows $594 million in spending since ThriveNYC’s inception. The IBO budget shows $816 million.
Both City Hall and IBO suspect the Office of Management and Budget included fewer programs in the City Hall version, accounting for the difference.

But the budget discrepancies illustrate the difficulty in tracking Thrive.

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