Friday, June 9, 2017

Does this group deserve taxpayer cash?

From the Daily News:

A scandal-scarred Queens nonprofit is getting $69,000 in taxpayer cash from City Council pols doling out member items, budget records released Monday show.

The Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation was picked for the grants as part of more than $60 million the Council is giving out to favored nonprofits in the $85.2 billion city budget set to pass later this week.

The Council’s discretionary spending adds up to $61.5 million — a $1.7 million spike since last year.

The Daily News reported the foundation — which has been represented by powerful lobbying firm Constantinople & Vallone — got $1.88 million in city contracts in the past year despite a string of criminal charges against employees, city probes and bad performance evaluations.

The group has twice been penalized for losing a child on a field trip, and is currently being investigated for payroll discrepancies and conflicts of interest.

Sports and Arts is set to receive 12 new grants, ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, from 12 different Council members, according to the budget documents.


Anonymous said...

Follow the $. The City gives money to a NFP but the organization only gets it if they agree to give a portion of it to another group of the Council Member's choosing. Hiram Monserrate was a specialist at this. Just a way to launder their kickback.

Anonymous said...

This should be looked into as well as things like real estate holdings to see if relatives or politicians had a hand in assembling their portfolio.

Anonymous said...

A shadow government runs Vallonia.

When that is broken the community will be able to breath.

Anonymous said...

It is a known fact that the 'Vallone Criminal Slush Fund Foundation' is a Ponzi scheme itself——as, bought and paid for politicians now OPENLY practice their corruption, graft and greed.

Alas, it's not merely the filthy rich against the poor, but rather the CRIMINALLY, KLEPTOCRATIC, CRADLE-TO-GRAVE GOVERNMENT RICH (by way of flagrant abuse of endless supplies of public, taxpayer funded money), versus everyone else within the honest ranks of the poor and working classes, where dishonest capitalism is LIKEWISE a Ponzi scheme that makes Bernie Madoff look like an amateur!

Worse, the 'UNITED STATES of AMNESIA and ENTERTAINMENT' is under seige by the greatest enemies of the state from WITHIN all tyrannical, government bought, corporate fascist, owned-and-operated henchmen themselves——and, it has already (and so completely) destroyed flag, country and Constitution with a vengeful impunity that is unprecedented, to date—that it now DEVALUES all honesty itself—to pathologically high treasonous, traitorous and tyrannical effect!

And, the public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed and damned!

REVOLUTION is upon us, and here is why:

❝We hang the petty thieves and elect the great ones to public office.❞ —Aesop

❝Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.❞ —Voltaire

❝It's dangerous to be right when government is wrong.❞ —Voltaire

❝To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.❞ —Voltaire

Raj Foundation said...

The Raj and Rajeshwari Foundation is more deserving of city funds. 100% of our money goes to the hopsitals to help people in need.

Anonymous said...

the intersection of 42ave/204 st is a huge sink hole ,caused by 35 yrs. of large yellow school buses exiling the local resident's K-6.The large buses cannot make the turns @ the mall divides on the avenue.The city council men(Many)who go on to higher elected spots or jail write letter to city depts.of trans. ,but no repairs ever occur.Yhe $$$$gets budgeted ,but what happens to it ? CORRUPTION?????

Vallone of Dist 19 knows about this ,but still gives $1million more ea.yr. to the $25.8BILLION
that is budgeted to the NYC DOE.

Anonymous said...

Why is it when you see one of these goons with their hands in the cookie jar everyone in Queens stares at their feet and the nut cases come out?

(sarc) said...

Eliminating ALL government grants would be a great first step in draining the swamp.

This would stop all of the waste from filtering your hard earned moneys through the endless government bureaucracies, losing some ninety percent of its value and dolled out without any accountability, other than the appropriate political donations.

The tax burden would be significantly reduced and We the People would be able to retain more fruits of our labor.

We could direct our additional moneys to worthy and well qualified organizations, creating a true check and balance upon supposed not for profit entities.

If improprieties should arise within such a charity, either they would fix the error of their ways or die a n appropriate natural death, as opposed to the ever increasing government money laundering and funding...