Dem governor flees to $7M Italian vacation home as political, personal problems mount
His constituents are complaining about the state’s crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law.
What’s a newly elected governor with no experience in elected office to do? He takes a vacation far, far away.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy raised eyebrows last week as he embarked on a swanky 11-day trip to Italy, where he owns a $7 million home he bought during his 23-year stint at Goldman Sachs.
The trip comes just six months after Murphy — a Democrat and former diplomat under President Barack Obama — was elected to the top job in the state.
The governor’s office initially declined the reveal where Murphy was going for his holiday, but NJ.com solved the mystery and reported that Italy was the destination. The state’s taxpayers will pick up the tab for protecting the governor while he’s on vacation, with the tab reaching as much as $100,000.
Isn’t that the motivation of why the majority of why people want to get elected into politics, so they can be on vacation for the rest of the lives and have someone else pick up the tab??
Phil buddy; I told you that you can have the world by the balls as soon as you got elected. Look at what it did for me as an example!!
This guy reminds me of Nero. While Rome was burning to the ground, he was playing his fiddle.
I can’t see what the urgency is for concern can be with Nero . His constituents are complaining about the state’s crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law. What is the problem??
The lad learned from the best.
Just another day in the life of a politician. They walk in the front door with holes in their shoes, runs out the back door a millionaire.
At least, if they did what they were paid to do when they were in the office, I wouldn’t have such a poor opinion of them. I am not alone, 84% of the population give the a big fat F on their report card.
The House is scheduled to be in session in Washington a total of 133 days this year. The Senate will be in session about the same amount or a few days more. But if you’re an ordinary American worker with two weeks of vacation and federal holidays off, you’re likely clocking in around 240 days a year at the office. How sweet is that??
This poll rating is for congress; BUTT as the old saying goes; if you turn them upside down, they all look the same.
According to the most recent figures from Gallup, approval of Congress is at 16 percent, which is consistent with numbers from August.
These bandits actually have a license to steal and had the power and authority to vote it in for themselves. Anyone beside me see anything wrong with that picture??