The YOG budget overshot by 3 times, from $104 million to $387 million. Again do not expect any accountability for such poor budgeting and overspending by the Minister concerned. Lack of accountability seems to be the current trend.
The public response to YOG event has been cold and it is unlikely that the event could ever recoup the heavy expenses spend on it. Seems like MOE is the main buyer of the event tickets.
Comcare's budget in contrast is only a mere $98 million, a quarter's of YOG.
It is obvious that visibility is more important than charity for our government. Is it any surprise ? Hardly...sigh...