Christie Money Update

The news is that Christie for President raised $4.2 million and spent $2.8 million so far but the Federal Election Commission website provides a lot more useful detail that does not get reported on.  For example:

Contributions by State: Despite spending most of his time in three states Christie has been able to squeeze out very little money from those audiences in New Hampshire ($8,000), Iowa ($7,425), and South Carolina ($1,750)

Contributions by Employer: The majority of his money comes from those who either do or want to do business with New Jersey and include employees of:

  • DECOTIIS FITZPATRICK & COLE LLP- $7,500
  • FOX NETWORKS GROUP – $2,700
  • GIBBONS PC- $43,700
  • HEWLETT PACKARD- $5,400
  • MCELROY DEUTRSCH MULVANEY & CARPENTER- $21,500
  • NEW YORK JETS- $1,000
  • NY METS AND CHAIRMAN/CO-FOUNDER/SENIOR – $2,700
  • TAMPA BAY RAYS- $2,700
  • WWE – $8,100

Disbursements by Purpose: As you would expect most of it was for Staff ($425,055 for payroll and $213,917 for payroll taxes), Media ($620,460), travel ($266,855) and various consulting but among the other notable items:

  • $20,000 for DOMAIN NAME and $50,445 for DOMAIN PURCHASE – Have the prices gone up that much or did Christie Whitman still have the rights to all the good ones?
  • $182 for MUSIC LICENSE
  • $118,930 for WEBSITE SERVICES
  • $32 for PARKING

Feel free to look over what the other candidates are doing but an interesting comparison is Rick Santorum who got a lot less, spent a lot less, and, by some measures, bought himself the same 1%.

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PS: Another sign of leakage in the ship – the first veto override.

14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on October 22, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    TL and devout followers; individuals presenting a right wing conservative perspective based on half-truths and lies.

    TL continual posts repetitive misinformation citing sources with extreme ideology. Yet sumarial dismisses other posts with conflicting opinions and sources.

    Specifically, purposely misstated the tax status of public pensions in the following post; https://burypensions.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/christie-curses-out-nj-media/#comments When called to task tried to double talk their way out of it. Standard operating procedure for most of their commentary.

    Fair and equal for all is the mantra. Fair enough, but not when I suggest Federal workers and members of our beloved Armed Forces be part of the bigger conversation. The response, they’re different. But why, because they risk their lives like first responders at home. Their DBP are paid with Federal tax dollars as opposed to State or Local. Everyone knew the job risks when they accepted employment. But they also knew what their salary, pension, and benefits were supposed to be.

    UPDATE: TL and supporters recant their support for Armed Forces and reiterate their disdain for first responders at home and abroad. Basically anyone receiving a public sector DBP. Another example of their double talk further diminishing their credibility. Don’t take my word, click on the blog link and confirm for yourself;
    https://burypensions.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/phonying-up-numbers-to-suit-your-client/#comments

    To blame and demonize public workers for the current situation is unfair and untrue. Do politicians make “deals” with unions that don’t always have the taxpayers best interest? I think everyone knows the answer to that is yes. But politicians are always making “deals” it’s what they do. Just ask the various segment market corporations; defense spending (lucrative contracts), farming (subsidies) and the list goes on and on.

    Your bully tactics and demeaning attitude only motivate me more to push back your parties ridiculous vision for NJ and America. Yes I’m sure John knows all of our IP address, so you and your business name can be exposed as well.

    The purpose of continually posting this comment is to allow the counterpoint perspective to be heard. I will no longer personally engage your comments tit for tat.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on October 22, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Quoting …. “But why, because they (the Military) risk their lives like first responders at home. ”

      Really? You’re delirious if you think front-line (combat) Military is even REMOTELY comparable to local Safety workers.
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      Quoting …. “To blame and demonize public workers for the current situation is unfair and untrue. Do politicians make “deals” with unions that don’t always have the taxpayers best interest? I think everyone knows the answer to that is yes. But politicians are always making “deals” it’s what they do.”

      (a) I demonize the insatiably greedy Public Sector Unions AND NJ’s Elected Officials who enabled this HUGE ripoff of Private Sector Taxpayers, but NOT Public Sector workers (and never have).

      (b) Interesting that you AGREE that NJ’s politicians made deal with Unions that were bad for the Taxpayers, but ignore the need for corrective action by simply saying …”But politicians are always making “deals” it’s what they do.”

      Sorry buddy, but that’s not good enough. This ongoing Pension/Benefit rip-off which digs the financial hole we are in deeper EVERY DAY that CURRENT pensions and benefits stay in place …. MUST end.

      Freeze the pensions for all CURRENT workers (ZERO future growth), cut active workers healthcare subsidies to the level typically granted Private Sector workers, and END all retiree healthcare benefits.

      Why the latter? Because Private Sector workers VERY rarely get ANY employer-sponsored retiree healthcare benefits any longer, and Public Sector workers are not “special” and deserving of a better deal …. on the Taxpayers’ dime.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on October 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm

        And what % of Armed Forces see front line combat? I believe someone on a previous post suggested adjustments for such action.

        Politicians make deals that benefit sector’s other than publics which you conviently ignorned in your response.

        Interesting your hollowed P&B reforms didn’t include a dedicated ARC funding source.

        Reply

        • Posted by Tough Love on October 22, 2015 at 8:43 pm

          Quoting from your 1-st comment ….. ” I will no longer personally engage your comments tit for tat.”

          Short memory ?

          Reply

          • Posted by Anonymous on October 22, 2015 at 8:50 pm

            Maybe or like you say I forgot to add, in this case continual misstatements, you’re quite the…..well you know.

        • Posted by Tough Love on October 22, 2015 at 8:48 pm

          Ansn,

          I’m all for a dedicated ARC funding source …… as long as it’s to fund a pension NO GREATER than that typically received by Private Sector workers in comparable jobs (of if not directly comparable, then one with similar risk levels and education, skill, and experience requirements).

          But I’m SURE that’s NOT what you want, because such a pension would assuredly have a value 1/4 to 1/2 what PUBLIC Sector workers are now promised.

          Got a problem with EQUAL?

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        • Posted by S Moderation Douglas on October 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

          I’ve seen several guesstimates. Fewer than 10%, I hear are even near the combat area, and even fewer than that actually fire at or receive enemy fire. When I was in, way back when, just being in the theater got you “combat pay” (about 10%, as I recall) AND there was no income tax on any pay received in the area.

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          • Posted by Tough Love on October 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm

            I recall the day (actually decades) when Military Reserveists did little but spend a weekend per month and 2 weeks/yr in the summer “practicing”. Then along came Middle-East Terrorism, 9/11, etc., and now the Reserves are often called up for combat. Hardly the expectation of the 95+% of police who work in bedroom communities throughout America.

          • I am happy to support paying “combat” pay for firefighters. Only problem is they only spend about 5% of their time actually “fighting” fires. The rest of their “life risking” time is spent lifting weights, eating spaghetti and watching football while waiting to respond to an EMT run (with a hook and ladder of course). Maybe we should pay them triple time for their actual time spent fighting fires and 1/3 time for every hour spent sleeping or playing pool. If we did their payroll would go down considerably and about time.

            Everyone outside of the firehouse knows what a scam they are engaged in so stop trying to compare them to Marines on Iwo Jima.

          • Posted by Anonymous on October 22, 2015 at 10:01 pm

            SMD quoted 10%, TL mentioned reserves in combat aftet 9/11, guess PSD forgot about the first responders on that day. No question if we had a draft but with individuals signing up by choice, for their own personal reasons, forgetaboutit!

  2. Posted by Gil Faison on October 23, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    GIVE EM’ HELL BEN!!!!!

    Reply

  3. Posted by Anonymous on October 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Here’s the question of the day; are you living the Krispy Kreme dream?

    Reply

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