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Tue May 12, 2015, 05:04 AM

 

UPDATE: Gov. Chris Christie Spent $300K On Food, Alcohol, NFL Concessions Using N.J. Taxpayer Money

Gov. Chris Christie has spent $360,000 from his state allowance during his five years in office -- more than 80 percent of which, or $300,000, was used to buy food, alcohol and desserts, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis of records released by the governorís office.

Some of Christieís most notable expenses happened during the 2010 and 2011 NFL football seasons at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, where the Giants and Jets play their home games. Christie used a debit card, on 58 occasions, to pay a total of $82,594 for concessions at MetLife, according to the report.

The governorís office wouldnít provide any receipts or records for the expenses to New
Jersey Watchdog, but defended the governorís spending practices.
http://patch.com/new-jersey/mendham-chester/christie-buys-300k-food-alcohol-using-nj-taxpayer-money-0

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Reply UPDATE: Gov. Chris Christie Spent $300K On Food, Alcohol, NFL Concessions Using N.J. Taxpayer Money (Original post)
Human101948 May 2015 OP
Mike Nelson May 2015 #1
Human101948 May 2015 #2
Gothmog May 2015 #3
C_U_L8R May 2015 #4
exboyfil May 2015 #5
AgingAmerican May 2015 #7
Tommy_Carcetti May 2015 #6
stevenleser May 2015 #8
Human101948 May 2015 #9
Liberal_in_LA May 2015 #10

Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 05:26 AM

1. Too much!

...and why do taxpayers pay for his alcohol?

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 05:36 AM

2. "Consuming mass quantities..."

 

Since a bad beer costs about $8 in the nosebleed section of the stadium, can you imagine what top shelf liquor costs in a VIP suite? (And Christie always demands the best! He deserves it!)

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 07:02 AM

3. Christie is not going to be the GOP nominee

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 07:41 AM

4. El Gordo

Seems to be giving Mr Creosote a run for his wafer thin mints.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 09:49 AM

5. And the Republicans pound the poor

for wanting to treat themselves to an occasional steak or crab or heaven forbid even grapes (which was one complaint that I heard).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2015, 09:51 AM

7. Almost everyone I know on food stamps is a Republican

 

It's those OTHER people on food stamps that don't deserve them.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 09:50 AM

6. There's a joke here that just writes itself.

But I'll pass.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 09:58 AM

8. NJ Governor apparently gets a $95,000 a year expense allowance. I'm not up in arms about

 

him spending it on food, drink and entertainment. Governors, Presidents, Mayors, Ambassadors and such have allowances for those purposes.

What this reminds me of is the hypocrisy the GOP has about, as others have mentioned, poor folks wanting something nice for themselves every so often. Why is that 'bad' and this completely OK for Republicans?

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2015, 03:17 PM

9. Because they work so very, very hard and are so unappreciated...

 

They deserve special treatment.

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Response to Human101948 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 03:22 PM

10. kick

 

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