Chris Christie Ripping Off NJ Taxpayers

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    Jun 02, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's image as a cost-cutting fiscal conservative took a hit this week, after the blunt-spoken Republican indulged in a lift from a state police helicopter to his son's high school baseball game. Compounding the problem, Christie then climbed into a black limousine to ride the 100 yards from the helicopter to the field.

    Talk about fat, dumb, and lazy. icon_lol.gif


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    Jun 02, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    Well, I suppose 100 yards in a wheelchair is kinda far for his overweight ass. Fortunately New Jersey taxpayers are happy to pay for his helicopter rides for him to attend his son's baseball game, and a limousine for the 300 feet he couldn't manage on his own. In the meantime, he's slashing teacher pay & unions, and essential services. Let's get our priorities in order, OK?
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    Jun 02, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    Really Christie?? He spent that much money to rent a helicopter? Montvale and Princeton are like only an hour and a half drive away from each other on the parkway...what a waste.
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    Jun 02, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    He (and the Republican Party) are reimbursing the state:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56140.html
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    Jun 02, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidHe (and the Republican Party) are reimbursing the state:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56140.html

    Good, but only after a firestorm of criticism. Gotta keep these hypocritical "fiscal conservative" Republicans in line, every step of the way, or else they'll rob taxpayers blind for themselves, and give the rest to their corporate sugar daddies.
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    Jun 02, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
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    q1w2e3 saidHe (and the Republican Party) are reimbursing the state:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56140.html

    Good, but only after a firestorm of criticism. Gotta keep these hypocritical "fiscal conservative" Republicans in line, every step of the way, or else they'll rob taxpayers blind for themselves, and give the rest to their corporate sugar daddies.



    Yup.
    If they're allowed to get away with it - the Repubs live by the "do as I say, not as I do" motto when it comes to fiscal discipline and responsibility.
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    Jun 02, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    For some perspective on the relative costs of things

    $1000 (the approximate price of each copter ride) is about 1/5 of the minimum income for the Christie proposal on Medicaid eligibility for new applicants (about 23000 people):

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/proposed_christie_income_limit.html
    The Christie administration is expected to propose cutting the maximum income level of Medicaid from $24,645 to $5,317 a year for a family of three, said Ray Castro, senior analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective, a left-leaning think tank, who was briefed by administration officials. State officials confirmed the figure.

    "That is about a third of the poverty level," Castro said. "That means that an uninsured parent working full time at a minimum-wage job wouldn’t be eligible. … A parent who works half-time for minimum wage wouldn’t even qualify.


    It's also the price I pay for my trainer for 36 sessions.
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    Jun 02, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidFor some perspective on the relative costs of things

    $1000 (the approximate price of each copter ride) is about 1/5 of the minimum income for the Christie proposal on Medicaid eligibility for new applicants (about 23000 people):

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/proposed_christie_income_limit.html
    The Christie administration is expected to propose cutting the maximum income level of Medicaid from $24,645 to $5,317 a year for a family of three, said Ray Castro, senior analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective, a left-leaning think tank, who was briefed by administration officials. State officials confirmed the figure.

    "That is about a third of the poverty level," Castro said. "That means that an uninsured parent working full time at a minimum-wage job wouldn’t be eligible. … A parent who works half-time for minimum wage wouldn’t even qualify.


    It's also the price I pay for my trainer for 36 sessions.




    And there we see an example of the Repub's "let them eat cake" attitude.