New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is very fiscally responsible. To balance the state budget he's been slashing public school funding, working to cut compensation to teachers, police, and firefighters. The usual stuff.
Cost cutting is for the poor only of course. He went to his son's baseball game the other day and arrived in a new $12.5 million helicopter. Normal people would walk the 100 yard distance from the helicopter to the stands. But walking is for the rabble. Christie had a limo waiting near the landing to drive him. He sat in the stands flanked by his security detail. When he left he got back in his limo for the 100 yard drive to the helicopter and off he went.
The fiscally irresponsible might be someone like Governor Jerry Brown in California. He also has a state budget crisis to deal with, but he's less prone to solving it on the backs of the poor. He had to get from Sacramento to Los Angeles for his first trip as Governor. So he drove himself to the airport and bought a coach ticket with Southwest. He didn't feel like paying the extra $16 for "business select" seating. He sat in the back with the rabble. Not only did he do it without an entourage. He didn't have a single companion.
Maybe the thinking is that Christie's extravagant expenditures will trickle down.