May 11, 2015 5:00 pm -


The New Jersey governor has more problems.

Christie is being 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 according to their findings, Christie regularly uses his account to pay for an absurd amount of food…

The governor used it to buy $102,495 worth of groceries and alcoholic beverages from retail stores. It’s not clear from records whether the goods stocked the pantries and filled the refrigerators at Drumthwacket, the governor’s official mansion in Princeton, or the Mendham house where Christie and his family live. The store addresses were not disclosed.

Christie did most of his serious food shopping at Wegmans Food Markets, where he spent $76,373 during 53 shopping runs. He patronized ShopRite supermarkets 51 times for $11,971 in purchases – plus another $6,536 in seven visits to ShopRite’s liquor stores.

Those grocery bills dropped dramatically in early 2013,shortly after Barbara Walters asked on network television whether Christie was too overweight to be president.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

20 responses to Chris Christie Accused Of Using $360,000 Taxpayer Money For Food And Drink

  1. William May 11th, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Let’s not forget. This is the same guy who vetoed a bill that would have restored an average of $90 worth of food stamps to 160,000 disabled citizens, children and senior citizens.

    • granpa.usthai May 12th, 2015 at 12:30 am…pa..
      please vote for me?

    • whatthe46 May 12th, 2015 at 1:25 am

      somebody squealed.

  2. khaas May 11th, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Well at least there is something to SHOW for it all. Blubber. He is putting on what he had lost.

  3. Warman1138 May 11th, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    That’s a lot of food gone to waste.

    • whatthe46 May 12th, 2015 at 1:24 am

      and repuking tax payers are pissed poor people get foodstamps on their dime.

  4. Obewon May 11th, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Since 2013 Christie grifts off of the Koch Bros and taxpayers!

    Those “unofficial” three years of $360,000 grocery & booze bills! Dropped dramatically in early 2013,shortly after Barbara Walters asked on network television whether Christie was too overweight to be president?… ugh…ugh… How about just one thin mint Mr, Creosote.

    • allison1050 May 11th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      You’re bad my friend! ;o)

  5. StoneyCurtisll May 11th, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    He seems to love to eat at the public troff..

  6. robert May 11th, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    now this is a story nobody can debunk !

    • whatthe46 May 12th, 2015 at 1:23 am

      watch they try.

  7. granpa.usthai May 12th, 2015 at 12:20 am

    $360,000 divided by 365.25 comes out to about $985.63.
    not too bad if he’s governoring by the pound.

  8. liberalMD May 12th, 2015 at 2:36 am

    Groceries? How’s that diet going, Chris?

  9. liberalMD May 12th, 2015 at 2:45 am

    That’s an average of $1441 per trip to Wegman’s.

    I’m sure glad I’m not the carry-out guy there.

    • rg9rts May 13th, 2015 at 5:03 am

      Just watch that big buck load up on steaks at the public trough

  10. Jeffrey Samuels May 12th, 2015 at 8:49 am

    so cut food stamps while I spend ridiculous amounts of money on food and booze. Can you say ‘let them eat cake’. Apparently he can, if he didn’t eat it already.

  11. jasperjava May 12th, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The jokes, they just write themselves.

  12. Pearl Polanski May 12th, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Of course he did. I’m surprised it wasn’t more.

  13. oldfart May 13th, 2015 at 1:16 am

    …An this little piggy had roast beef..

  14. rg9rts May 13th, 2015 at 5:02 am

    I’m surprised it was so low