de Blasio Spending Tax Payer Money on Junk Jobs for Cronies

NY Post– Mayor de Blasio’s patronage mill is churning out junk jobs funded with taxpayer money for longtime pals, campaign grunts and acolytes.

In addition to creating a $150,000 post for Stephanie Yazgi — the longtime girlfriend of his top strategist, Emma Wolfe — de Blasio has created positions to amp up his progressive agenda and national profile and spread propaganda touting his “transcendent” accomplishments.

The city’s television station — led by de Blasio buddy Janet Choi — devotes much of its taxpayer-funded $5.7 million budget to broadcasting his ribbon-cuttings, announcements and features about his friends, including his wedding singer.

His $105,000 digital director, Jessica Singleton, shapes his social-media image while his $69,000 media analyst, Mahen Gunaratna, measures the influence of his messages.

But the bulk of his buddies land jobs at City Hall in the mayor’s Community Affairs Unit.

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6 Comments on de Blasio Spending Tax Payer Money on Junk Jobs for Cronies

  1. “de Blasio has created positions to amp up his progressive agenda and national profile”

    Warren Wilhelm Jr has already said that the rest of the country appreciates him more than New Yorkers do. He’s trying to set himself up for something bigger.

  2. The essence of socialism.

    Steal everything that isn’t tied down …
    and that, too, if you’ve got the proper cutter.

  3. Socialists love to spend other peoples money. And give it away.
    I think it was Milton Friedman who said the only way to make money, or profit, in a socialist system it to steal. We seem to be headed that way.

  4. He’s all yours, New York. Stay there and take your medicine. Don’t you be coming south and changing our politics to suit your socialism.

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