Brooklyn Democrat Vincent Gentile boasted about bringing home money to his city council district during tonight’s debate. What he did not share was that $3.6 million of that funding was wasteful earmark spending. See all of Gentile’s wasteful spending of taxpayer money here.
A few examples:
1. In 2013, Gentile secured $1,500 for a poetry event involving the Artichoke Dance Company and Bella Voce Singers.
2. In 2014, Gentile secured $6,000 for a Viking Fest.
3. And in 2014, Gentile secured $2,500 to commemorate an opera tenor who died in 1921.