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    Chris Christie Reportedly Used Lots of Tax Dollars for Food and Alcohol
    by Tina Nguyen | 4:14 pm, May 11th, 2015
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    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was called out for using taxpayer dollars to buy over $300,000 worth of “food, alcohol, and desserts” for unofficial purposes during his time in office, with nearly a third of that money used for purchasing concessions at NFL games.

    New Jersey Watchdog combed through Christie’s records and discovered that in the five years since he became governor, he charged the state government $360,000 in discretionary expenditures — and 80% of that money went to food. Now, it would be one thing if that money went towards official purposes, like hosting receptions and paying for dinners related to his work. But as they characterized it, Christie regularly uses his account to pay for an absurd amount of food.

    Prominently, between the 2010 and 2012 NFL seasons, Christie charged $82,594 to a company that operates the concessions at MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and the Jets. The report indicates that his card was used 58 times, equaling a rough average of $1424 per purchase. And since the luxury boxes are free for New Jersey government officials, that means the potential presidential candidate likely spent all that money on food and booze.

    The report also notes that Christie abruptly stopped using the government card at MetLife stadium in 2012, and the New Jersey Republican state committee reimbursed his previous MetLife expenses “to avoid a potential scandal that could embarrass their rising political star”.

    Maybe he just buys expensive foods, you might think. That’s an awful use of taxpayer dollars! And it’s really shady that he doesn’t have receipts to back up his purchases! But that’s it, right?
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/chris...d-and-alcohol/

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    Well we know he wasn't spending it on a personal trainer.
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    "Prominently, between the 2010 and 2012 NFL seasons, Christie charged $82,594 to a company that operates the concessions at MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and the Jets. The report indicates that his card was used 58 times, equaling a rough average of $1424 per purchase. And since the luxury boxes are free for New Jersey government officials, that means the potential presidential candidate likely spent all that money on food and booze."

    Oh come on, that's like 6 beers per game. Seriously though, the luxury box may be free but it's not like the guy went alone. He used it to entertain. $1400/night on food in a luxury box and most likely top shelf liquor really isn't that much. Not to mention was the gratuity added in to the $1400/night. Also, isn't he given a $95000 allowance per year on top of his $175000 salary.
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    That's a lot of nachos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    That's a lot of nachos.
    They shoulda been bought with his own money, nachos. See what I did there?
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    Hey Chris

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    Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    "Prominently, between the 2010 and 2012 NFL seasons, Christie charged $82,594 to a company that operates the concessions at MetLife Stadium, the home of the Giants and the Jets. The report indicates that his card was used 58 times, equaling a rough average of $1424 per purchase. And since the luxury boxes are free for New Jersey government officials, that means the potential presidential candidate likely spent all that money on food and booze."

    Oh come on, that's like 6 beers per game. Seriously though, the luxury box may be free but it's not like the guy went alone. He used it to entertain. $1400/night on food in a luxury box and most likely top shelf liquor really isn't that much. Not to mention was the gratuity added in to the $1400/night. Also, isn't he given a $95000 allowance per year on top of his $175000 salary.
    this is true. A 1400 food bill in a private box isn't much higher than what I've seen in the times I've been. The food prices in those things are insane plus you add tax and service fee and tip.

 

 

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