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Biden Spends $1 Million Annually for Weekend Trips
Newsmax ^ | 6/4/2012 | Ron Kessler

Posted on 06/05/2012 4:20:02 AM PDT by IbJensen

Ronald Kessler reporting from Washington, D.C. — Last June, President Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to root out wasteful government spending. But behind the scenes, it’s a different matter.

Every Friday, Biden takes a helicopter designated as Marine Two from the vice president’s residence to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and then hops on Air Force Two to fly back to his home in Delaware. At the end of the weekend, he returns on Air Force Two, usually a Boeing C-32.

During warm weather, Biden regularly returns to Andrews on the airplane on Saturdays to play golf at the Air Force base with President Obama. After the golf game, he flies back to Delaware and returns to Washington on the plane on Sunday evening — all at taxpayer expense.

The cost of flying Air Force Two is $22,000 an hour, so each half-hour trip to or from Delaware costs about $10,000. Each golf game costs taxpayers $20,000. At that rate, the annual cost to taxpayers of Biden’s weekend trips is well over $1 million.

In addition, the Secret Service rents more than 20 condominiums in the Wilmington, Del. area for agents who must accompany Biden when he returns to his home state.

Biden’s press office had no immediate comment.

“Biden leaves every Friday from Joint Base Andrews, so he gets lifts from the observatory via Marine Two to Andrews Air Force Base, takes off via Air Force Two, lands in Delaware, and stays the weekend and then comes back on Sunday nights,” says a Secret Service agent familiar with the trips.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: biden; criminaldemocrats; evilobamaregime; itsnothismoney; stupidbiden
Biden is a certifiable idiot who has spent millions of America's non-exitant wealth on himself. He is, like Obomba, a tremendous liability to this nation!

Gomer Pyle would be a greater president that either of these two. Too bad he's dead.

We are again forced to select Poison or Poison Lite!

1 posted on 06/05/2012 4:20:07 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
Like Russia, the Poliburo powerati enjoy their summer dachas, caviar, and largess away from the 'little people'.

What we need here is a good ole Russian 1917, except the Russian Elites would be replaced with Goverment Elites

2 posted on 06/05/2012 4:25:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IbJensen

Gee, I always thought he took the train & gave his millions to charity!


3 posted on 06/05/2012 4:27:04 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: IbJensen

Communism only works for the inner circle.

Pray for America


4 posted on 06/05/2012 4:31:44 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: IbJensen

One more “Do as I say not as I do.” politician. How hypocritical...


5 posted on 06/05/2012 4:33:48 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: bray

Communism the redistribution of earnings to the few politically elite.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 4:36:21 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: bray

Communism the redistribution of earnings to the few politically elite.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 4:36:36 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: IbJensen

Why does Plugs need TWENTY condos in Delaware for Secret Service?!!!!


8 posted on 06/05/2012 4:38:53 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: IbJensen

“Gomer Pyle would be a greater president that either of these two. Too bad he’s dead”

Hope Springs eternal! Jim Nabors is very much alive and well. It was Goober Pyle (George Lindsey) that died.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 4:43:56 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: IbJensen

Why do politicians feel that they are entitled to lavish travel at the expense of their employers? Absolutely ridiculous. Any job I ever had I had to pay for my own transportation above the allowed limit. Even in the service if I exceeded my per diem or travel expenses I had to foot the difference. Same should go for congress, presidents and their flunkies.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 4:47:22 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: IbJensen

I wish 0bama would commute home to Kenya.

One way ticket of course.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 4:49:28 AM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: mo

Ten for the agents and ten for their whores.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 4:51:17 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: IbJensen
the Secret Service rents more than 20 condominiums in the Wilmington, Del. area

Absurd. Biden doesn't need more than a handful of agents.

13 posted on 06/05/2012 4:55:05 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Actually, it would be better if he didn’t have any.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 5:24:04 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen

It Could be worse. At least Plugs doesn’t live in California.
I am not so much worried about Biden using a Government plane as I am about Michelle having one. She is all over the country politicking for Obama on our dime.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: DAC21

Oh, goodie!

Now we could have the first HOMOSEXUAL president after having the first FOREIGN one.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: bray

Here’s an idea.

Let’s tell the UK that we made a terrible mistake after declaring our independence from Britain and wish them to take us back.

Too bad the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, et al, don’t move back into Africa and take those abandoned colonies back. At least the poor kaffirs’ lives would be greatly improved.

Every colony that was given its freedom is much worse off today than under colonial rule.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 5:29:56 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen

Obama and Biden have created a “party” culture in the capitol. Weekend at Bernies, vacations, golf, beer summits, lavish parties, trips, and all the rest. No signs of humility, restraint, or personal accountability anywhere to be found.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 5:32:15 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: IbJensen

All this for a Vice President who gave a whole $ 50.00 to the Wounded Warrior Project last year, and charged the Secret Service $ 21,000.00 for renting a guest house on his property, in order to provide him and his wife security.

What a guy.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 5:36:52 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: IbJensen

SOP in Foggy Bottom - waste, excess, perks, and privileges for me, but none for thee, prole.

Oh, and pay your taxes, because I need your money to indulge myself.

And then they lie about it and posture to the voters in the run-up to every election.

There’s a sucker born every minute, and his name is John Q. Public.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 5:57:52 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: showme_the_Glory

The galling problem, for me at least, is that lavish sums of monies will be expended for these two evil piles of human debris for the rest of their unnatural lives.

Fat pensions, perks, protection for them and their families for the rest of the unnatural lives.

Ruin a nation and be rewarded!


21 posted on 06/05/2012 6:01:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: This I Wonder32460

Amazingly that political elite is less than 1% of the population?


22 posted on 06/05/2012 6:02:19 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: mo
Why does Plugs need TWENTY condos in Delaware for Secret Service?!!!!

Because he's a "heartbeat away from the presidency."

*shiver!*

23 posted on 06/05/2012 6:02:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: IbJensen

Are Veep Biden’s expenses a violation of “THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE?”


24 posted on 06/05/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: iowamark
The Secret Service rents more than 20 condominiums in the Wilmington, Del. area.

Absurd. Biden doesn't need more than a handful of agents.

The SS gets 10 rooms. Their hookers get the other 10. Make sense now?

25 posted on 06/05/2012 6:34:24 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: IbJensen

“Biden Spends $1 Million Annually for Weekend Trips”

$1 million?
Annually?
Really?

Compared to Michelle and her junkets of pleasure, he’s a penny-pinching miser.

Good on ya, Joe!


26 posted on 06/05/2012 8:11:03 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

What ever happened to “lunch bucket” joe and his amtrak treks? biden IS a warm bucket of spit.


27 posted on 06/05/2012 8:14:52 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: IbJensen
Rules are different for elite liberals... they're soooooooo much better than the rest of us...

A million for Biden to ‘ride in style’? It's the least the little people - little people out of work - struggling to make it, can offer one of their betters... the least.

28 posted on 06/05/2012 8:25:27 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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