So not only did New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration subject the state's residents to politically motivated traffic jams, but now taxpayers are being asked to pay
for the laughable report that claimed Christie bore no responsibility for it:
Governor Christie’s office has been billed nearly $1.1 million by the law firm it hired to investigate the George Washington Bridge lane closures — and that was for less than three weeks of work in January.
"Asked" actually isn't the right word. "Forced" is more like it. And the tab is expected to grow:
The final amount that taxpayers will ultimately pay Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, which concluded that Christie did not have knowledge of the lane closure scheme, will certainly be higher.
The initial bill covers roughly 3,000 hours of work billed at $350 per hour, plus related expenses. If you're keeping track, that's more than 48 times higher than the federal minimum wage, which Christie has steadfastly opposed raising, both in his state and in the country as a whole.