Gov. Chris Christie’s exorbitant food & drink expenses

According to a new report by Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog, New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie has some very expensive habits when it comes to food and drink.

Chris Christie’s expense account tells a story of appetite and ambition, one that pits government waste versus the New Jersey governor’s waistline.

Christie spent $360,000 from his state allowance during his five years in office. More than 80 percent of that money, or $300,000, was used to buy food, alcohol and desserts, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis of records released by the governor’s office.

Among Gov. Christie’s expenses for food and drink was over $82,000 in food and drink bills for professional football games Gov. Christie attended at MetLife Stadium.

Christie’s most notable spending spree occurred during the 2010 and 2011 NFL football seasons at MetLife Stadium, where the New York’s Giants and Jets play their home games. New Jersey’s governor traditionally enjoys free use of luxury boxes for games and other events at the government-owned venue, but food and beverages cost extra.

On 58 occasions, Christie used a debit card to pay a total of $82,594 to Delaware North Sportservice, which operates the concessions at MetLife. The governor’s office did not provide any receipts, business reasons or names of individuals entertained, but defended the expense.


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  1. I would say it’s a three way tie between Christie’s gluttony, his excessive appetite for power, and a craving for political revenge.

    In comparing him with Walker, both share in two of these three personal excesses with Walker having a more moderate desire for “rich” food; however, Walker lags far behind,in a fourth category, that of their education and intellectual capacity.

    Both love themselves excessively or have a high level of vanity or you could say they believe they are god-like, or more crudely, that their crap does not stink. This is not an uncommon trait for a politician.

    But the worst personal failing of Christie and Walker is that both share in having a false conscience; that is, in their belief that the end, or their personal priority, justifies immoral and/or illegal means. To say it another way; Christie and Walker are infallible…in their own minds!

    Okay, Mr. Wisniewski, that’s all for today. Check with my receptionist to schedule your next appointment.

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