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Biden's One-Night Paris Hotel Tab: $585,000.50
Weekly Standard ^ | 3/22/2013 | Jeryl Bier

Posted on 03/22/2013 8:11:23 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever

As it turns out, Vice President Joe Biden's London stay in February was not the most expensive part of his trip. A government document released on February 14, 2013 shows that the contract for the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand came in at $585,000.50....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; bidenhotel; bidenhotelbill; budget; governmentwaste
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If Biden had opted for a Motel8, Americans could have afforded to tour the White House.
1 posted on 03/22/2013 8:11:23 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever
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To: stars & stripes forever

Why so much? Paired hookers for the entourage, again?


2 posted on 03/22/2013 8:13:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Still not enough for me to put him up with him for the night


4 posted on 03/22/2013 8:14:27 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Why not stay at the ambassador’s residence? I am assuming there are more than one bedroom there and do not require additional security.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 8:16:33 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Diogenesis

Why so much? Paired hookers for the entourage, again?

Nope, the booze and hookers are off the books these days.


6 posted on 03/22/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: stars & stripes forever

If security is such a big part of the cost involved, why not house him on a military base when he travels overseas?


7 posted on 03/22/2013 8:16:58 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: stars & stripes forever
Would probably cost us all less if they didn't have to replace all of the doors with shotgun holes in them everywhere Biden stays.
8 posted on 03/22/2013 8:18:14 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

and they wet their dresses over mitt romney’s tax returns . . .


9 posted on 03/22/2013 8:18:26 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: GreenHornet

Not fancy enough for our royalty.


10 posted on 03/22/2013 8:19:52 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: GreenHornet

Why not just give him a double barreled shotgun? That should take care of any security concerns.


11 posted on 03/22/2013 8:20:33 AM PDT by servantoftheservant
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To: Diogenesis

Why so much? Because we have to support these people in the manner to which they have become accustomed. This is a mere pittance compared to the $1.4 billion it took to run the White House last year.


12 posted on 03/22/2013 8:22:18 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: stars & stripes forever

How many days could the White House public tours be open for the price of Biden’s exorbitant hotel bills in Paris and London?


13 posted on 03/22/2013 8:22:49 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Do we have a comparison? Do we have a one night bill from the Cheney era? I like to pile on that jerk as much as the next guy but i want to do it knowing all the facts.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 8:25:16 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: stars & stripes forever

How much more America? How much more indignity ya gonna suffer?


15 posted on 03/22/2013 8:26:07 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

The ruling elite takes all for itself and leaves us with crumbs from the cake.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 8:26:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Gee. no wonder the trillion dollars off debt added this coming year. A 1/2 million $ spent for a one night hotel stay. What the sheets threaded with gold, 200% Egyptian cotton, caviar, and croissants? Come now DC get your head out of your backside. make for realistic expenses that are affordable.

Duh, I must be el stupido, Chris Christie got in trouble because his expenses were always lower than the other US Attorneys that travelled. he stayed at hotels well below the expenditure amount, because it was not his money being spent but taxpayers money.

Look at this example - patient must go to lower Michigan for a medical appointment, patient is on medicare and medicaid. Patient is allowed medical transportation reimbursement through the county. hotel cost cannot exceed $79.00 a day. meals allotted to $7.00 per meal per day. Parking and tolls. 69.00 at motel 8 with AAA discount and continental breakfast. McDonalds value menu for lunch or wendy’s dollar menu for lunch. Stop at meijer get fruit, lunch meat, bread and water. the cost never exceed what is allotted.

But DC does not know anything about a budget. These hotel costs are ludicrious, just as idiotic as the pos in the WH and the VP. Both are dumber than a box of rocks rolling down a hill collecting moss.


17 posted on 03/22/2013 8:29:27 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: stars & stripes forever

Instead of $585,000 AND 50c, I’d like to see them say something like “The income taxes for the entire town of XYZ were used to pay for Biden’s stay in Paris”. - or something that will personalize the loss. Stating mere numbers just glaze the eyes of taxpayers used to being reamed like this.


18 posted on 03/22/2013 8:32:46 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: PJ-Comix

According to ABC News canceling public tours saves $74,000 per week.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 8:33:10 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: stars & stripes forever

SOB should overnight at the Ambassador’s residence (CMR) and his entourage at MSGQ; that’s why we have embassies for.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 8:36:43 AM PDT by RexFamilia
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To: Perdogg

The ambassador might not have had 136 rooms.

That’s right - 136 rooms.

Slow Joe has a big posse.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 8:37:06 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I say we sequester his ass. Just put him on ice somewhere and trot him out only if Dear Leader ever assumes room temperature.


22 posted on 03/22/2013 8:38:31 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: PJ-Comix

His wife looks very high maintenance.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 8:42:55 AM PDT by surrey
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To: stars & stripes forever
The figure of $74,000 seems to be an exaggeration. Another figure that has been put out there is about one-fourth as large.

One vacation for Michelle costs more than keeping the White House open for tours for the whole two terms.

24 posted on 03/22/2013 8:51:54 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

One vacation for Michelle...

There should be a budget on how many vacations the President’s family should take. They have far exeeded the reasonable amount.

Did they ever check out PriceLine or Orbitz before they booked?


25 posted on 03/22/2013 9:04:47 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: stars & stripes forever

I just checked rates you can get a room /breakfast for two adults and a child for $550/night
1000x more? wow


26 posted on 03/22/2013 9:18:40 AM PDT by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: stars & stripes forever

Hope they paid in fake money printed by the Fed.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 9:20:18 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: stars & stripes forever
Liberal elites hate having everyday Americans walking through their DC palaces - the ones we've built for the lowlifes...

My recommendation?

We save money by NEVER building another fancy over-the-top building in DC. Let these puffed up jerks work in the same kind of buildings the rest of us work in... they're not royals or even impressive. For whatever reason, we're not electing the Jeffersons, Washingtons or Lincolns of our culture anymore... And we don't need to house the crap we are electing in beautiful buildings.

28 posted on 03/22/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Maybe we need law requiring that all public servants have 5% of their travel costs deducted from their pay.


29 posted on 03/22/2013 9:22:51 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: polymuser

They make the laws, so it won’t happen.


30 posted on 03/22/2013 9:23:51 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Lots of ways to save money on liberal elite extravagances... Let these puffed up jerks work in the same kind of buildings the rest of us work in... they're not royals or even impressive. For whatever reason, we're not electing the Jeffersons, Washingtons or Lincolns of our culture anymore... And we don't need to house the crap we are electing in beautiful buildings. (That excludes the White House - the White House should be maintained in beauty for as long as the country exists... )
31 posted on 03/22/2013 9:24:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: anoldafvet

Biden needs no security. He is such a light weight even Al-Quida wouldn’t waste their time.


32 posted on 03/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Wonder what that odd 50 cents was for?


33 posted on 03/22/2013 9:27:56 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: stars & stripes forever

He learned from the best. Barry & Mooch.


34 posted on 03/22/2013 9:28:19 AM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: polymuser

Congress should set a Per Diem travel for official travel, and anything over that amount would come out of their own pocket. Also, travel by family members should be at the official’s expense. A spouse & children are not elected to represent America.

Let’s get back to the basics... OFFICIAL TRIPS ONLY.


35 posted on 03/22/2013 9:30:48 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: DoodleDawg

Wonder what that odd 50 cents was for?

THE TIP. Biden’s a Democrat.


36 posted on 03/22/2013 9:32:11 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: stars & stripes forever

lol!


37 posted on 03/22/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: stars & stripes forever

That doesn’t even include the cost of flying him to Europe, providing ground transportation etc. Too bad the lame stream media doesn’t pick up on this hypocrisy.


38 posted on 03/22/2013 9:36:41 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Oatka

Outstanding thought process & response.

Maybe, just maybe, this would then open the eyes and enrage the LoVo’s to say “hey . . . wait a minute, this isn’t right!”


39 posted on 03/22/2013 9:51:05 AM PDT by rhubarbk (Proud Member Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 1968-1969)
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To: PJ-Comix
How many days could the White House public tours be open for the price of Biden’s exorbitant hotel bills in Paris and London?

The annual cost of keeping the White House open for tours is $3,700,000, or about $10,000 per day.

So for the cost of this moron's hotel bill in Paris alone we could keep the White House open to the People for nearly 2 months.

40 posted on 03/22/2013 10:44:05 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Lockbar
Biden needs no security. He is such a light weight even Al-Quida wouldn’t waste their time.

He's part of them.

41 posted on 03/22/2013 11:39:47 AM PDT by Digger
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To: stars & stripes forever

I understand that security issues prevent Biden from checking into a Motel 6, but don’t we have a U.S. embassy in Paris where Biden could have stayed for free?


42 posted on 03/22/2013 11:42:16 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Digger

The amount could be five hundred million dollars and no one would do anything about it. Hey, why not charge us two billion dollars, that sounds like a smaller number. He could fly in a few hundred of moochelle’s friends and order dinner flown in from Tahiti. There’s no SHAME in that!


43 posted on 03/22/2013 11:44:05 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: stars & stripes forever

$585K? That’s a lot of booze.


44 posted on 03/22/2013 11:44:52 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Oatka
Instead of $585,000 AND 50c, I’d like to see them say something like “The income taxes for the entire town of XYZ were used to pay for Biden’s stay in Paris”. - or something that will personalize the loss.

Or how about this. The White House Tours that Obama cancelled were estimated to cost $74,000 per week.

"White House Tours were cancelled for 8 weeks to pay for Biden's one night stay in Paris."

"White House Tours were cancelled for an additional 6 weeks to pay for Biden's one night stay in London."

45 posted on 03/22/2013 11:50:25 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: stars & stripes forever
Hey, wasn't there a movie entitled "One night in Paris"?
46 posted on 03/22/2013 12:26:19 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: I want the USA back

I hope I live long enough to see some people in pictures like that of Mussolini.


47 posted on 03/22/2013 12:32:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: justlurking

It’s all jokes, but I find it appalling. TRICARE is being gutted due to this sequester CRAP, which means military folks and retirees will have to wait longer for health appts, or perhaps be denied medical treatment altogether.

Meanwhile, this JERK it put up on some regal hotel in Paris.

What the HELL is going on in this country anymore?? We’re being taken by the bottom feeders, and the top feeders ...why do we continue to tolerate it??


48 posted on 03/22/2013 12:33:22 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

What are you going to do? Go out and shoot somebody?

Its to late. I was on the NC State Campus last week and the lib stickers were everywhere. Idiots on parade.


49 posted on 03/22/2013 12:50:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: dfwgator

I object to your comment.

It’s racist.

I am NOT joking.


50 posted on 03/22/2013 12:57:04 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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