Paris may be known as the City of Light, but that title certainly doesn’t mean that visitors are light on spending as Vice President Joe Biden’s one day trip cost taxpayers more than half a million dollars. When Mr Biden and his hefty entourage stayed in Paris for an evening in early February and it cost $585,000.50 for that single night.[Snip] Because the hotel doesn´t offer a Vice Presidential suite, Mr Biden likely enjoyed a title bump as he probably stayed in the two-room Presidential Suite which goes for 2,975 euros per night. The 1,851-square foot suite features
Comments: And after that Vice President and Doctor Biden went to visit London.
OK, maybe if you really, really try, kinda squint over your shoulder, and have an awesome ability to suspend disbelief, you could say, "Well, it´s an official trip, so, even if it cost bundle, it´s legit."
Or... you could say: "At some point, legitimate trip or not, spending like this is theft. Period.".
During this time of economic hardship for many if not most Americans, this immoral, profligate, damn-the-serfs, almost unbelievably over the top, king´s ransom wild spending by the top two figures (and their unforgivably huge entourages) in this inexcusable Administration can only be called provocative in the extreme. And I mean provocative to the point where these people should be run out of town after having their travel and vacation budgets chopped to a tenth of what they are now. Who the hell do they think they are?
It really takes low character to live a six star existence on the taxpayers´ dime, especially when these shameless pols travel with retinues of literally hundreds of people. Biden and Zippy are so far beneath contempt they should disappear into the earth´s mantle and burn. Worthless bums.
I have not seen any reports of this extravagant spending in the so-called liberal mainstream USA media. If they ever commented on the costs of this trip at all, they would claim that G.W. Bush spent more, even if it was not true, and most Americans would never know the difference.
i wrote all my reps and sent this info...no it wont do any good but i wanted them to know we the people are watching........this is totally uncalled for and just blatant in your face waste.....it infuriates me
If it takes 130+ security to keep the VP safe he should just stay home. The traveling should be left to our Secretary of State. There is no excuse for this kind of expenditure when we are in so much debt. Joe just looks like the fool he is, at least it will be useful should he decide to run for President in 2016. For example, this is how your VP lives while you don´t have a job or enough food to feed your family.
I saw a commercial yesterday on NBC for an upcoming Brian Williams interview with Rahm Emanuel. They were just laughing and having a great time, making the mayor look like this good time, cuddly dude. I´m sure the serious news anchor hit him hard with the questions about how his city is failing miserably under his leadership. s/
The media is dead. There is no MSM in our nation anymore. There will be no mention of the extravagant spending by this administration, or anything else that shows them in a negative light. Of course, when W dared to take a vacation in Crawford, front page news!
#22 - That reminds me, there once was a draft-dodging, tax-evading, dope-smoking, coke-sniffing, money-laundering, pants-dropping, weenie-wagging, wife-cheating, womanizing, finger wagging liar, self-serving, hornswaggling, double-dealing, power hungry, money grubbing thief, influence peddaling sleaze-bag (who was convicted of perjury, impeached and disbarred) who managed to turn the Whitehouse into a Motel 6 brothel. I´m sure Bite-Me wishes he was VP then, but back then ash-trays were only thrown, not walking, talking officials!
#30, If you wait for the US media to report this, you will have to wait until you are older than Methusla. I´ll bet the almost 600K bill was without the gratuity. That would let "what´s his name" say he saved 120K because he didn´t TIP anyone.
I pay a huge amount of Federal taxes and this worthless piece of crap spent an entire lifetime of it in one weekend. Then they they have the nerve to lecture us about paying our ´fair share´. Beyond disgusting.
Did you notice how the media made such a big fuss about Joe “Gaffe Man” Biden saying that Gabby Giffords had been “mortally wounded” when she was shot? Not critically wounded. Not gravely wounded. “Mortally” wounded! The media covered his embarrassing blunder incessantly, didn’t they? Didn’t they? No? I wonder why. Is it because we “can’t handle the truth?” No! It’s because Joe’s a Democrat. Simple as that!
I still have some coming out of my ears from reading this. I can think of eleventeen things I want to say, but don´t want to get banned from LCom. So, I just say that I was under the impression that the men (sorry the were no women present) that founded this country and wrote the Constitution expressily so that we would NOT have a royal government. Now, when did we cross that line. This country treats it´s rulers (and yes I mean that specific word) as royalty and that they are "entitled" to be treated that way. That is, as long as they are Dims. Republicans are to be treated lower that dirt./rant off
Sorry for the second post, but this one isn´t a joke. Do these types of stories give anyone else a nagging suspicion in the back of your mind that won´t quite go away? You know. That little "something´s not right" uneasiness? That funny little feeling you get that makes you turn your head and you see someone staring at you? Does anyone else get the uneasy feeling that they know something we don´t know, when they are spending money like there is no tomorrow?
How many years has Biden smeared the GOP as the party of the rich and claimed the mantle of compassion for Democrats? And the facial expression he wore when shaking Pope Francis´ hand last week looked like he thought Francis was honored to meet him...
The baseball hall of fame highlights the career of an all-time great named Shoeless Joe Jackson. Unfortunately, all our nation´s leadership can afford (after half a century of fiscal irresponsibility) is Clueless Joe Biden...
Oh, and about the OTHER guy in the White House? Don´t get me started!
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Eliza M, 3/23/2013 2:14:00 PM (No. 9240421)
Our Lord God, gives our public officials the responsibility for the good of the people whom He puts in charge. WOE! To the Kings who put themselves before the people in whom God Gave charge over. Their judgement will be extremely harsh before the King of King´s! J.M.J
Reading the very properly outraged posts sparked the thought that we should limit the travel expenses of these [pre-deleteds] to the most they ever paid when in the private sector and paying out of their own pockets.
Congress wouldn´t jump on this...at least not the establishment, professional politicians. They do the same thing!! But everyone here is right. These hypocrites will be given a pass not only by the media but also their supporters and they will make claims tha Bush and Cheney did worse. They are already saying Cheney made a personal fortune off the Iraq war. The point is that NONE of our elected officials should be spending taxpayer money like this for any reason. I don´t care of they are Democrat or Republican. We all need to get these sleazeballs out of office and limit their ability to spend money. We can´t let them run our lives. They are supposed to be at OUR beckon call.
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