The reckless opulence with which this administration spends our tax money is mind boggling. I’m almost at a loss of words (almost, not quite). During campaign season Biden loves to tout himself as “the working man” in hopes to identify with his voters. I will preface this by saying that I think there has been wasteful spending in Washington, in both parties, for many, many decades. When you have other people’s money in your wallet, spending it doesn’t require a second thought. But, this administration seems to take it to a new level with no problem rubbing it in the noses of the struggling Americans who are painfully trying to make it from paycheck to paycheck- and who are struggling even more thanks to the Obama policies who have left even less in their paychecks every two weeks.
Obama’s and Biden’s continued personal disregard for taxpayer dollars WHILE shutting everything else down for the sequester and feeling the pain of our own pocketbooks as our taxes continue to rise is making the stomach churn. Yesterday we learned that the Obama’s have taken a vacation every single month so far in the year 2013 and now they are on Spring Break in the Bahamas at Atlantis– I guess they need a vacation from their vacations. Last week we heard about Biden’s million dollar London and Paris extravaganza and now this is from Newsmax:
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.
Let’s not fail to mention that giant carbon footprint that I’m constantly hearing about. If the seas begin to rise, and the polar bears keep dying, the icebergs start melting, and the lakes disappear- don’t blame my 2-ply toilet paper. Blame Joe.