Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey – has been much in the news over the last few months. Republicans have been searching for a presidential candidate for the 2012 elections to go up against President Obama, and Christie matched the fiscally conservative ideals Republicans claim to believe in.
For example, the governor, in an effort to save some extra cash for the state of New Jersey even went as far as cutting education spending and necessary funding for teachers. What else was he expected to do? The state needed money and teachers make too much. So cutting their take home pay is what this fiscally conservative governor did.
But now, it would seem that New Jersey is bringing home the dough. You know, rolling in cash… like flushing it down the toilet or something. Jersey apparently has so much money, that the fiscally conservative Republican governor saw no problem with taking the quick way to his son’s baseball game – using the State’s Police Helicopter that was purchased with $12 million of New Jersey’s taxpayer’s dollars.
Right before the lineup cards were being exchanged on the field, a noise from above distracted the spectators as the 55-foot long helicopter buzzed over trees in left field, circled the outfield and landed in an adjacent football field. Christie disembarked from the helicopter and got into a black car with tinted windows that drove him about a 100 yards to the baseball field.
And who exactly will have to cover the bill for the pilot and crew, and the fuel for Christie’s trip? Well the people of New Jersey of course. They’re making enough money, remember? They’re good.