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petegz28 03-27-2013 09:19 PM

Joe Biden's Paris Hotel Cost $585,000 For One-Night Vice Presidential Stay
 
A $585,000.50 bill for one night at a hotel is either the result of an unimaginable amount of room service, or, if you're a member of Vice President Joe Biden's posse, it's just another night in Paris.

That's per a contract awarded to the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand, which hosted Biden's one-night stay during a diplomatic trip to Europe in early February.

Despite the eye-popping figure, administration officials swear Biden hadn't been ransacking every mini-bar in sight.

The costs "are in line with high-level travel across multiple administrations," explained an unnamed State Department official to ABC News.

The official added, "The contract costs cover the entire range of support, including accommodations for military, communications, secret service staff, and other support professionals. Security experts are also required to travel in advance of the president or vice president. Safety and security are not negotiable."

Unlike other government contracts, hotel stays for top U.S. government officials are not subject to a competitive bidding process. A justification obtained by The Weekly Standard also cites "security concerns" as the primary reason for this.

A second contract, unearthed by The Weekly Standard, shows Biden's stay in London was a (comparative) bargain, costing taxpayers just $459,338.65, more than $100,000 cheaper than his night in Paris.

While news of the trip's cost garnered predictable outrage among conservatives, others had fun with it. Joked one Twitter user, "VP Joe Biden has been officially banned from using Priceline's 'Name Your Own Price' feature."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2950062.html

petegz28 03-27-2013 09:19 PM

but, but, but...the sequester and we can't afford tours of the White House and all that shit!!!

cosmo20002 03-27-2013 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 9534278)
The costs "are in line with high-level travel across multiple administrations," explained an unnamed State Department official to ABC News.

The official added, "The contract costs cover the entire range of support, including accommodations for military, communications, secret service staff, and other support professionals. Security experts are also required to travel in advance of the president or vice president. Safety and security are not negotiable."

Also, Q

petegz28 03-27-2013 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9534294)
Also, Q


If this was Cheney you would be bashing the hell otu of him.


I swear people like you are the epitome of what it is to be a hyporcite.

LiveSteam 03-27-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9534294)
Also, Q

That Q is for queer right cumquat .00002

cosmo20002 03-27-2013 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 9534299)
If this was Cheney you would be bashing the hell otu of him.


I swear people like you are the epitome of what it is to be a hyporcite.

No, I don't bitch about whiney shit like this. If you can find me complaining about presidential travel expenses, then I'm a hyprocrite. Otherwise STFU and pull your head out of your paranoid delusional ass.

Prison Bitch 03-27-2013 09:30 PM

So we have money for Biden in Paris, but not for our hard-working schoolchilden to visit the White House? I thought Obama was the "education president"?

petegz28 03-27-2013 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9534310)
No, I don't bitch about whiney shit like this. If you can find me complaining about presidential travel expenses, then I'm a hyprocrite. Otherwise STFU and pull your head out of your paranoid delusional ass.

Sequester....Repubs spend to much money, blah blah, blah....you support the windbags that spew this shit then turn a blind eye when they do the very thing they chastise everyone else about doing

KChiefer 03-27-2013 09:58 PM

:cuss:

Why can't he just fly coach, ride the metro, and shack up in the red-light district when making a diplomatic trip to France!?!?

:cuss:

alpha_omega 03-27-2013 11:00 PM

This does seem excessive given the current economic climate.

BucEyedPea 03-27-2013 11:02 PM

Progs living high on the hog at the taxpayer's expense in a crap economy. Says all about the political classes, especially the ones who push the most statism.

Bump 03-27-2013 11:07 PM

So what?

only 585K? for a trip to Paris for one of the ELITE?


they are the only people who matter in this country, you know that right?

Pawnmower 03-27-2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmo20002 (Post 9534310)
No, I don't bitch about whiney shit like this. If you can find me complaining about presidential travel expenses, then I'm a hyprocrite. Otherwise STFU and pull your head out of your paranoid delusional ass.

Out of curiosity why wouldn't you? 500k for 1. Night....for the. Veep?

J Diddy 03-27-2013 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Prison Bitch (Post 9534312)
So we have money for Biden in Paris, but not for our hard-working schoolchilden to visit the White House? I thought Obama was the "education president"?

He is. That's why them shitlins need to be in the class room and not the white house. They got learning to do and ain't nobody got time for that.

J Diddy 03-27-2013 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Pawnmower (Post 9534664)
Out of curiosity why wouldn't you? 500k for 1. Night....for the. Veep?

That's astronomically ****ing high. No justification whatsoever.


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