While tour groups of schoolchildren are turned away from the White House due to the absurd claim that the Obama Regime cannot afford to let volunteers conduct tours because of the slight temporary reduction in the increase in growth of government spending known as Sequestrocalypse, this is how our rulers have been spending our money, our children’s money, and our grandchildren’s money:
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.
That’s just the hotel bill. The total cost, including transportation, security, et cetera, was much higher.
Maybe they really can’t afford the White House tours, given the massive sums required to maintain the extravagant lifestyle of this farcical reprise of Louis XVI’s rule. Homeland Security might have to sell off some of its massive ammo stash.
If the Court Jester can run up a half $million hotel bill on a minor trip, imagine what the King can do:
Confronted about President Obama’s [recent] $1 million golf trip, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney attacked Republicans rather than promise that the president will cut back on “lavish vacations” paid for by taxpayers.
Our forefathers rebelled against the mighty British Empire for far, far less than what we tolerate now.
On tips from Just TheTip, Clingtomyguns, Bob Roberts, Ben S, and Byron.