This is not okay…
It was recently found out that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, has been paying her private staff millions in taxpayer money.
McCray’s office stated that she had eight full-time employees receiving an added salary of around $1.1 million, however former and current staff have stated that the amount is more around $2 million.
De Blasio has tried to defend the reason for the exorbitant amount of money saying, “That article [referring to The City story] didn’t take into account the work that’s being done. This work is about the needs of the people of this city.”
“The mental health crisis is much deeper because of the coronavirus, across the whole city, that’s one of the things she’s been working on intensely, but also as the co-chair of the internal task force this extraordinary task force on racial inclusion that has been moving big policy changes.”
McCray is looking to run for Brooklyn borough presidency, and her fellow opponent Antonio Reynoso hit back saying, “With over 22,000 layoffs of city workers looming, the mayor can’t seriously expect to keep funding full-time, highly paid speechwriters and professional videographers for his wife’s political ambitions. It’s wrong, and it needs to stop.”
This shows that Democrat officials are living a lavish life while regular citizens are facing unemployment and the likes because of the pandemic.
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