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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 05:01 PM
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TPM: Fiscal constipervative Chris Christie was #1 on list of US Att'ies wasting travel funds
This is the genius who is costing New Jersey hundreds and hundreds of millions by nixing the Hudson River tunnel for being "too expensive."

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/11/chris...


The Justice Department Inspector General released a report yesterday showing that a select number of U.S. Attorneys sought reimbursement above government lodging rates. At the top of the worst offenders list: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who was U.S. Attorney from 2002 to 2008.

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Specifics of Christie's travel detailed in stories during the gubernatorial race last year as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request from his opponent match with the profile of a federal prosecutor dubbed "U.S. Attorney C" in the Inspector General report.

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The fiscally conservative Republican governor was one of a "relatively small number of U.S. Attorneys" who did not comply with federal travel regulations or provide appropriate justification for his lodging costs which exceeded the government rate. He was just one of five U.S. Attorneys identified "who exhibited a noteworthy pattern of exceeding the government rate and whose travel documentation provided insufficient, inaccurate, or no justification for the higher lodging rates."

One footnote mentions that Christie set up and had the government pay for a prearranged car service for a four-mile trip back and forth from the Boston airport at a price of $236 round trip. "In another example of excessive transportation costs, his car service from a London airport to his hotel in central London cost $562 round trip," the report added.

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:01 PM
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1. Glad to see republicans pinching those pennies
Oh wait ........ not their money so who cares, the government will pay for it
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 09:06 PM
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2. As I have been screaming, he is a TYPICAL punk thief Puke.
three more years of this asshole. If NJ doesn't learn it's lesson this time, I'm moving to Canada.
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