Chris Christie

The Monthly Close: Rihanna and 50 Cent Need New Accountants

There's nothing like a hip-hop star's beef with her accountant to heat up July's Monthly Close. God bless you Rihanna, you shamelessly marvelous exhibitionist, you. In addition to Rihanna's accountant, Greg Kyte & Co. cover Diageo's ten feet tall and bulletbroof books, accountants who marry accountants, Chris Christie trying to put his dad's firm out […]

Chris Christie: Friend or Foe to CPAs?

For reasons unfathomable, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is running for president. Apparently, one loud-mouthed Republican from the tri-state area wasn't enough for this race. Anyhoo, Greg Kyte pointed us to this video of Jon Stewart welcoming Christie to the race in true Daily Show fashion, noting a strange comment from the Governor around the […]

Ernst & Young Will Probably Have Better Than Average Seats for Super Bowl XLVIII

Todd Christie, brother of Chris, is now a director in Ernst & Young's Northeast Practice Market Team. The E&Y press release says that "Christie will direct the firm’s efforts to development new business relationships throughout the New York area." That's a PR way of saying, "We like your big Rolodex." And yes, having a direct connection to […]

Warren Buffett Has No Problem Backing the Buffett Rule

The Oracle said as much in a letter to Buffett Rule scribe, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI): Billionnaire investor Warren Buffet said in a letter Wednesday that he was “delighted” to support legislation to implement the “Buffett Rule,” which would ensure that those making over $1 million annually pay at least a 30 percent effective tax […]

Chris Christie *Knows* That Warren Buffett Is Man of Means and Capability

That's a nice way of putting it, anyway. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who called for the nation’s wealthiest people to pay more taxes, should “just write a check and shut up.” “I’m tired of hearing about it,” Christie told CNN’s Piers Morgan in an interview that aired last night. “If […]

Some in New Jersey Aren’t Crazy About This Film Tax Credit Situation

A chorus of angry politicians and a national coalition of Italian-Americans called on Gov. Chris Christie Thursday to veto a controversial $420,000 film tax credit awarded to the hit MTV television show “Jersey Shore.” “The governor needs to step up for decency and veto this. If the show wants to go somewhere else, let ‘em,” said state Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex), who said it includes negative stereotypes of young Italian-Americans. “Let us just hope against hope that New Jersey taxpayers don’t end up paying for ‘Snooki’s’ bail the next time she is arrested. What a terrible, terrible and misguided waste.” said State Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen). [NJ.com via DMWT]