Taxpayers Foot The $1 Million Tab For Biden’s Stays In London And Paris


Biden Not Proud

President Obama isn’t alone in his big spending travel ways. Vice President Biden visited Europe last month and the tab for his hotel nights in London and Paris came to a whopping million bucks. None of this was mentioned that I heard Biden was going to start riding the train after the sequester took effect.

London was a bargain compared to Paris.

Vice President Biden and his entourage spent a little time in London in early February during his first foreign trip of the second term of the Obama administration.  A document released today revealed that the cost of lodging in London alone was close to half a million dollars. The contract was awarded on January 30, 2013 to the Hyatt Regency London for a total of $459,388.65.

According to the report, the price was for “approximately 136 hotel rooms for 893 room nights” or about $500 per night per room. Paris, on the other hand, was only one night for the entourage.

government document released on February 14, 2013 shows that the contract for the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand came in at $585,000.50.

How many White House tours could they have done for America’s school children for those price tags? And that was just for the hotels.

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