Really, aren’t all politicians just grifters at this point?

Via Free Beacon.

Vice President Joe Biden’s hotel tab for his recent one-night stay in Mexico City cost taxpayers more than $500,000.

Biden, who attended an annual economic summit with Mexican leaders, stayed at the luxury Intercontinental Presidente Hotel. Biden led a delegation attending the summit that included Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

The trip called for 260 hotel rooms and meeting spaces, according to a State Department contract. The total hotel tab was $538,528.65.

The government said the trip costs were justified due to security concerns and last-minute planning.


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  1. That 260 hotel rooms were for his entourage of 260 people? Does it take that many to help this bozo buffoon change a light bulb? How in the world did we let such imbeciles have control of the levers of power, so they could p*** away all of our hard earned money like flushing a toilet. WE, must have been insane! 🙁

  2. deaves1 says:

    AW, this administration burns through our money as if it were monopoly money. They do it without shame, and you guessed it, the libs will be lining up in November to elect more of the same.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Gov’t lodging rate for Mexico City is $244/night. You can get approx. 50% higher than that under circumstances such as all rooms within rate are booked and there is also some exception for doing lodging in a hotel where the conference will be. Let’s say you can get double the approved rate for that, $500/room/night. They paid $2,000/room/night here. Gov’t travel regs. don’t apply to VP (or Pres.) but do apply to all the rest including cabinet Secys. Wonder how all the gov’t staff got approval for 4x the gov’t rate. Also, my experience with confs., for that many hotel rooms, you should be able to get some conf. rooms for free. Seems that they just didn’t care about negotiating a contract.

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