Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray cannot explain where $850 million given to the mental health program she champions has gone, according to reports.
In the three years it has been running, organizers at ThriveNYC have largely failed to keep records of the initiative’s achievements – and data that has been collected shows it lagging well behind targets.
Despite that, the program has been granted an even bigger budget going forward and is now on track to spend $1 billion over 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.
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.
More at the Daily Mail
Don’t hold your breath waiting for accountability
But is the SDNY investigating this? Nope. Is the media reporting this? Nope.
This is government accounting in a nut shell, The US government cannot account for an amount equal to our national debt. Careless slipshod accounting that is not tolerated by the government if you are private enterprise, boy come up short in your books if you are a small bank.
Just like so many Obama programs, this Dem program was really just a way to get regular cash payments to out-of-work liberal constituents.
That’s where the money went.
Salaries and wages to lefties.
You didn’t think they wanted to contribute to our economic turnaround, did you?
Oh, she didn’t lose it. It’s somewhere safe. She’ll be able to find it when he’s out of office and they are living outside of the country.
Check Barbados National Bank where there was a likely multi-hundred million dollar deposit. And the mega resort mansion built in St. Lucia around the time of the missing millions. It’s fun to spend free money — “score!”
If we don’t
share in a Private Message like this they are forgotten and $850 “Million dollars is a lot of money. Elisha Cummings recently past away, his wife misplaced $850 Million dollars and now she is running for in seat, this seems a way to get money for some program and put it in a off shore account some place and say you miss place or lost int. you don’t just lose $850 Million dollars.