Last Updated:September 1 @ 10:22 pm

No Sequester for Joe Biden

By New York Post

(File Photo)

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden stuck taxpayers with a hotel bill of more than $1 million from London and Paris on a diplomatic trip through Europe last month, documents made public yesterday revealed.

The Obama administration paid $459,388 for Biden and his enormous entourage to stay at the Hyatt Regency London Churchill Hotel during the vice president's European visit, according to a federal notice of the contract award.

The pricey digs in London were topped only by the whopping tab for Biden's stay at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand, which totaled $585,000, documents showed.

Biden racked up the eye-popping bills when he and his wife, Jill, met heads of state in Germany, France and the United Kingdom on his first trek abroad after President Obama's re-election.

In London, the documents showed, Biden's traveling party booked 136 rooms at the Churchill for a total of 893 room nights.

"I would never expect the president's or vice president's travel would be cheap . . . but it seems excessive," said Steve Ellis, of Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Biden and his wife stayed just a single night in both London and Paris, but his advance Secret Service detail and other staff typically stay additional nights.

Neither the vice president's office nor the State Department responded to The Post's questions about who accompanied Biden and why the hotel stays cost so much.

Originally published by S.A. Miller.

(c) 2013 The New York Post. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

A service of YellowBrix, Inc.

VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
Rate this post:
Rating: 9.6/10 (131 votes cast)
No Sequester for Joe Biden, 9.6 out of 10 based on 131 ratings





Don't leave yet! Add a comment below or check out these other great stories:

41 Comments

  1. holycowComment by holycow
    March 26, 2013 @ 6:19 am

    I imagine that he is one of those 1%’ers we hear about, only the money he has and spends is our money, not his. But what does he care.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.9/5 (89 votes cast)
    • susieqComment by susieq
      March 26, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

      Besides these showboaters disgusting me to no end…what was Obama’s bill for the Israel?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (25 votes cast)
    • mrwilsonComment by mrwilson
      March 26, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

      What was the cost for Biden and his enormous entourage to Rome for the inauguration of the pope?

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.4/5 (11 votes cast)
  2. lynninvaComment by lynninva
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I could live in a fancy hotel for the next year and not spend the amount of money the Bidens spent on one night each in Paris and London. Have these people never heard of embassies? And we are expected to believe the sequestration has caused such a hardship?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.8/5 (76 votes cast)
    • EyevinsComment by Eyevins
      March 26, 2013 @ 11:18 am

      Wait, he can’t stay in embassies, that is where people go to die…….

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (51 votes cast)
    • LardoComment by Lardo
      March 26, 2013 @ 11:55 am

      The sequester has caused hardship. Just not for any of the ruling class. But then why should it? After all, they’re the ruling class. That makes them specialer than us reglar folk. Just ask ‘em.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (34 votes cast)
    • patebooComment by pateboo
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      “Wait, he can’t stay in embassies, that is where people go to die…”

      Eyevins, And your point IS??? That’s all the more reason to have him stay there, send the Obama’s there too. LOL

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (15 votes cast)
  3. thedoveComment by thedove
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Of course, none of those 136 rooms were occupied by persons not essential to the mission. Of course.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (56 votes cast)
    • patebooComment by pateboo
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

      The prostitutes have to stay SOMEWHERE don’t they? They’re probably listed under ENTERTAINMENT on the expenditures.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (14 votes cast)
    • thedoveComment by thedove
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

      >> The prostitutes have to stay SOMEWHERE don’t they? <<

      Yes, of course they do, but they don't need separate rooms, they bunk with the Secret Service guys.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.5/5 (11 votes cast)
    • petersenonmainComment by petersenonmain
      March 26, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

      The biggest prostitute in the entourage was Uncle Joe. He sold his sole to Obama.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (13 votes cast)
  4. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    he is an elitist politician a legend in his own mind AND HE IS
    ENTITILED TO IT.
    they love other peoples money they are leeches upon our society.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (73 votes cast)
  5. lesmooreComment by lesmoore
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    was this a comedy tour?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (40 votes cast)
    • rrg51Comment by rrg51
      March 26, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      Everything he does or says is a part of a comedy routine. If voters couldn’t be ashamed that they voted for a Community Organizer, they should be ashamed of voting for a candidate who’d select him for the #2 spot.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.7/5 (32 votes cast)
    • susieqComment by susieq
      March 26, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

      Yeah, it was a comedy tour…but no one laughed at a demented old man who laughs at everything and knows nothing…

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.8/5 (20 votes cast)
    • patebooComment by pateboo
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

      “Everything he does or says is a part of a comedy routine. If voters couldn’t be ashamed that they voted for a Community Organizer, they should be ashamed of voting for a candidate who’d select him for the #2 spot.”

      That goes back to the “Birds of a feather flocking together” saying. I’d like to see them flock together with Blago in prison.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (10 votes cast)
  6. redneck66Comment by redneck66
    March 26, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Can’t see why he didn’t just stay in Motel 6 and learn how the rest of us live. And they leave the light on for you.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (45 votes cast)
    • CharlieComment by vietnamvet
      March 26, 2013 @ 10:50 am

      If he was in a Motel 6 room, he would probably have to sit up all night with his shotgun aimed at the door.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.4/5 (38 votes cast)
    • kuhndogComment by kuhndog
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

      The shotgun thing. I love it. LMAO.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.3/5 (9 votes cast)
    • patebooComment by pateboo
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

      “If he was in a Motel 6 room, he would probably have to sit up all night with his shotgun aimed at the door.”

      That’s why he brought Jill along, but if he WAS smart, he’d have brought Sarah Palin along for protection instead.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.6/5 (9 votes cast)
  7. MutantoneComment by Mutantone
    March 26, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    they left off the fact the the stay at each was for only one night, and was only the cost of the Hotels not the cost of transportation, food or what have you. Which to me at least makes it even more of a sin

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (41 votes cast)
  8. jmikes1951Comment by jmikes1951
    March 26, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Remember when the 1% were Hells Angels. This administration is even worse

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  9. bowler1hatComment by bowler1hat
    March 26, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    It is clear that Biden and Obama have no concept of what a dollar means to the thousands of taxpayers who had to give up money from their child’s education or from their dinner table in order to promote their “American way” killing agenda.

    In their minds the nation that contributed so much to the world’s prosperity and level of peace without large scale agressive dictators like Hitler, Mao, Hussein and Mussolini. Unfortunately, we hav to deal with the other Hussein who was given a free pass on law-breaking activities by the media and his own cult followers who are either socialists and just plain racist who want a black president of their own rather than a president for all the people. The problem is that Obama is focused on being the 4th best president without addressing the needs of the people. So far he has been the best pied piper at leading our naive adults and all of our children into Europe and Cyprus prosperity and vulnerability to foreign conquest!

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.6/5 (37 votes cast)
  10. mysticComment by mystic
    March 26, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    How much more proof do the American People need to see that our President made sequestration a tantrum…and his tantrum has yet to stop. Close the White House, Close the Easter Egg hunt and roll to only staff members and their families, hit the education voucher program for our brave young and women in service, ….. I could go on and on and on.

    ….and yet, the President & Co keep living and spending as though the sequestration had little to no impact at all. It is after all only a minimizing of what we were going to spend in the future. If this alone does not make people squirm in their seats and begin to question the honesty of their beloved Messiah, I don’t know what will.

    Total thus far revealed on Biden’s trip tops 1 million dollars…and the receipts are still coming in. The Obama girls are in Bermuda for Spring break at another whopping sticker shock price of 400,000 dollars. The Obama’s have taken more trips at a higher expense in four years then Bush and Clinton combined in 16 years! I don’t believe the ‘spend fest’ will stop any time soon.

    Bottom line…they, our government officials, are gonna squeeze us for every penny they can scrounge while they dine and feast and live like kings. “Let them eat cake” got Maria Antoinette s head removed from her neck…what will happen to Obama and Co? Most likely nothing….the media has their back…right?

    Biden living like a King..I mean President already. Hmmmm…bit presumptuous don’t ya think?

    ~M

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.7/5 (41 votes cast)
    • kuhndogComment by kuhndog
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

      They will build a monument.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.0/5 (6 votes cast)
  11. Pingback: Just Call Him President Vacation Man | Jaycee's Commentaries

  12. bizzybuzzerComment by bizzybuzzer
    March 26, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    This is what the American voters wanted, and this is what they got.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.3/5 (18 votes cast)
    • patebooComment by pateboo
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

      This is what the ILLEGALS wanted, and what voter FRAUD gets you. I worked as an election judge, I saw a woman bring in about eight or nine men with Downs Syndrome to vote. They were so severely afflicted with it that they could barely sign their own name, let alone know what they were doing at the polls. That’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel to sway an election.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.0/5 (9 votes cast)
  13. JBQComment by JBQ
    March 26, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    So, the “Red Roof Inn” had no vacancies.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 3.9/5 (8 votes cast)
  14. kuhndogComment by kuhndog
    March 26, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I’m as ticked off at the current administration as the rest of you, but this needs to be evalualted in context.
    It would be much more instructive to have some comparision figures from earlier Biden trips as well as from previous administrations.
    Also this needs to be broken down by what kind of trip, length oof stay (maybe a per day cost), etc.

    It costs an enormous amount for these kinds of dipliomatic trips and does us no good to simply ***** about it in general.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 1.7/5 (6 votes cast)
  15. bobmontyComment by bobmonty
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    Nothing to see here, folks. Please move along. Just putting a little jam on a slice of white bread is all.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.2/5 (10 votes cast)
    • kuhndogComment by kuhndog
      March 26, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

      How do I mark this with 10 stars! LMAO.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 3.9/5 (7 votes cast)
  16. bf39Comment by bf39
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    The obama administration will keep taking trips and blame the rising costs on the Republicans.
    I don’t know what biden had to offer on his trip, do you?
    All obama does on his trips is cause problems.
    GOD BLESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE who didn’t vote for obama. They are the ones who will be hurt.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.2/5 (12 votes cast)
  17. freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    It truly does appear that he has taken lessons from NObama, the inventor of the lavish trip, and on how to travel in highest style. It appears no trip is too lavish for any of them, and they have set records in their first term on spending in a single term. MUCH more to come unless he looses his office somehow. Make him produce his SS #
    If it means nothing to print money right out of thin air, with nothing to back it, why do they crack down on counterfeiting?. It is nothing more than what our Government does. I think we should go back to the Gold standard for currency printing, so we can find out just how far into debt we have actually put ourselves by printing money with nothing to back it and keep it’s strength
    NObama and family haven’t yet begun theirs, this term, but I am certain it will be very soon, and into the MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, and more likely Billions. Michelle has to be getting totally bored getting pampered, and waited on sitting around the White House. She will put a burr up his butt soon enough, and we Tax Payers will foot the bill for them.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.0/5 (9 votes cast)
  18. clarkentComment by clarkent
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    The Sequester means nothing to Obama or the Brain Dead V.P. They will continue to take their trips without any thought about what the American people think. Almost all of the trips these two take are Not relevant to their duties.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.3/5 (11 votes cast)
  19. patebooComment by pateboo
    March 26, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    It’s the HIGH life for those LOW lifes. They live high on the hog, while I’m living on instant Macaroni and Cheese. Every time Obama takes a trip on AF1, they should play a clip of him talking about getting away from using fossil fuels and using alternative energy. And the one of him saying we ALL need to make sacrifices.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.1/5 (10 votes cast)
  20. ksr1Comment by ksr1
    March 26, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    As all of you know, there are different accounts of money that some call the “color” of money when obligating Government funds. I think old Joe has come up with a special accounting class which is “OPM” (Other Peoples Money). Folks, THAT account belongs to US the people of the USA. If old Joe wants to showboat his lifestyle, he can make all the gaffes on HIS OWN DIME! He really can not speak for me in other countries, He has enought problems speaking correct english let alone another language e.g. French! Parley VOO Humma Humma anyone? (sic). To think we have how many more months of this??? Oh well.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.4/5 (7 votes cast)
  21. middlegroundComment by middleground
    March 26, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    Royalty always travels in style and both Obama and Biden, as well as Polosi seem to have illusions of being royalty. It makes me proud to have been distantly related by marraige to what seems to have been our last modest and frugile president — Truman, who reportedly packed his own gear for the trip back to Independence. Truman was ridiculed by the media for being a captain in WWI, but he was actually a col in the NG later on and proud of America and her trasitions.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.3/5 (6 votes cast)
  22. JDZComment by JDZ
    March 26, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    This administration continues to set new records for just about every measure having to due with how to screw over those Americans working to earn money for themselves and their families. Those Americans that are paying federal taxes and fees of all kinds are seeing their government confiscate more and more of their earnings to help pay for their expensive and extraordinary lavish lifestyles and higher salaries and long term benefits.

    This is happening at every level of government that is run by liberal Democrats as these politicians and public service workers see themselves as a form of royalty and the rest of us as their servants and we work for them instead of them working for us.

    The American experiment has been turned on its ear as it is following the typical path of what has happened in the downfall of every democratic government in the history of the world. Historians have shown that democracies go through various stages from conception through growth, wealth, etc. and finally downfall. The downfall begins when more voters that are “takers” outnumber the “producers”.

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.3/5 (6 votes cast)
  23. nobodysfoolComment by nobodysfool
    March 26, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    What else would you expect from a politician who, instead of showing respect for his debate opponent in the Vice President debates, laughed almost in his face. Didn’t really give any intelligent answers to the questions, pretty much hid behind the moderator like a little kid hiding in his mother’s skirt or apron, and just generally mocked the whole theme of the event. And this is a party that Americans want to align themselves with?

    VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
    Rate this comment:
    Rating: 4.2/5 (6 votes cast)
    • lynninvaComment by lynninva
      March 26, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

      He did laugh in Mr. Ryan’s face. Biden couldn’t shine Ryan’s shoes. Apparently, Americans do want to align themselves this way…at least to all the hand-me-outs, the dead people, the illegals, the people who voted 6 times without repercussion, etc. Hopefully, the people who didn’t reelect this obamanation will prevail and take our country back. That includes me.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 4.2/5 (6 votes cast)
    • freedomfighterComment by freedomfighter
      March 27, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

      Bidden is nothing more than a class clown. He waves his arms in crazy circles, butts in as others talk, and is little more than a puppet for the Puppeteer, Barrack Hussein Nobama. I believe that Nobama is also the
      Puppet for George Soros, and other deep pocket individuals, who bought him the second term, along with maybe a hacker or two for the voting machines to have his name already marked, the many Dead people, and multiple voters, since no one was made to show ID.
      The Presidential Election process has certainly slipped away from the method told in the Constitution. And then there are also the millions of Illegal Aliens which he made sure to promise Amnesty before the elections. Ah, yes, then there are all those people who collect welfare in amounts my wife and I wish we could receive. Yep, how many of us get to go on Million to Billion dollar vacations, outings, jaunts, Etc.

      The White House to him is nothing more than a springboard for his agenda to destroy our Country by either becoming a Dictator, or bringing our Country under the ways of Communism, or possibly even taking us under Shariah Law, under foot of Islamics.

      We must join together, push the Tea Party, likeminded Americans, and Republicans to make a grand stand to take both House and Senate in 2014. This will not solve all our problems, but it will give some problems to the Dictator wannab, B.H.O. Who knows, we might even be able to fight against his Fiats, and Executive orders, done without even consultation of either House or Senate.
      We must all also push to get Obamacare overturned. There is much between those 3,000+ pages, which have nothing at all to do with Health Care. Many earmarks are stuffed within the pages, and organizations are being primed there to take powers against We the People.
      If you do not believe this, you only need to take the time to read Obamacare in it’s entirety. Wake up, sweet dreams of the thing America once was has passed us by. We now suffer instead, nightmares.

      VN:F [1.9.6_1107]
      Rate this comment:
      Rating: 5.0/5 (6 votes cast)
  24. Pingback: Just Call Him President Vacation Man

Leave a Comment





Reference Pages

  • About
  • Network-wide options by YD - Freelance Wordpress Developer