New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrived at his son’s baseball game yesterday via a “brand-new AugustaWestland helicopter, purchased at a cost to taxpayers of $12.5 million.” A car was waiting for Christie’s arrival, which then drove the governor 100 yards to the field. Though Christie has been promoted as a “strict fiscal conservative” for his quest to slash education funding and cut benefits for union members, the helicopter ride likely cost New Jersey taxpayers at least $1,830 per hour.
Gov. Christie Uses State Police Helicopter To Attend Son’s Baseball Game