Every Friday, the vice president takes a helicopter designated as Marine Two from the vice president’s residence in northwest Washington to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He 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.
On Saturdays in warm weather, Biden regularly returns to Andrews on the
airplane to play golf at the base with President Obama. After the game, he
flies back to Delaware. On Sunday evening, he returns on the plane to
Washington — all at taxpayer expense.
The Boeing C-32 is a specially configured Boeing 757-200 commercial jet.
The cost of flying the plane 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. That does not include so-called deadhead flights when
the plane often flies back to Washington empty and then returns empty to pick
In addition, the Secret Service rents more than 20 condominiums in the
Wilmington area for agents who must accompany Biden when he returns to his home
state. Rather than try to find hotel space, the Secret Service decided to
rent the condos in part because, even when he knows his schedule in
advance, Biden rarely tells agents until the last minute when he will be returning
to Wilmington beyond his weekend trips. As a result, agents cannot plan
their own lives.
A Secret Service agent says that since Air Force Two parks at Andrews,
Obama is obviously aware that Biden is running up a huge government tab for
each game of golf they play.
Biden’s press office had no comment. Asked if President Obama thinks these
costs are appropriate and why he has not questioned Biden’s flying to play
golf with him at a cost of $20,000 per game, the president’s press office
had no comment.
Biden’s commutes have cost taxpayers at least $4 million so far. After my
story ran on Newsmax, a major media outlet obtained Pentagon records
confirming the trips and costs. But so far, that outlet has not run the story. The
rest of the media have ignored it.
In addition to his salary as vice president of $230,700, Biden has free use
of the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory. The vice
president’s residence is a handsome 9,150-square-foot, three-story mansion
overlooking Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington.
Complete with pool, pool house, and indoor gym, the white brick house was
built in 1893 as the home of the superintendent of the U.S. Naval
Observatory. Congress turned it into the official residence of the vice president in
1974 and gave it the address One Observatory Circle.
During the day, at least five Navy stewards attend to every personal need
of the second family, including cleaning, cooking, shopping for food, and
doing the laundry.
Biden has portrayed himself as a regular Joe, a product of a working-class
family who takes on millionaires and Republicans who are said to be out of
touch with middle-class Americans. Last June, Obama appointed Biden to root
out wasteful government spending. But behind the scenes, it’s a different
Biden’s disregard for the cost of constantly shuttling back and forth to
his home in Wilmington and his additional trips to golf with the president
betray the arrogant, contemptuous attitude we saw him display toward Ryan
during the debate.
“The White House is a character crucible,” Bertram S. Brown, M.D., a
psychiatrist who formerly headed the National Institute of Mental Health, told
me for the Secret Service book. “It either creates or distorts character.
Few decent people want to subject themselves to the kind of grueling abuse
candidates take when they run in the first place,” says Dr. Brown.
“Even if an individual is balanced, once someone becomes president, how
does one solve the conundrum of staying real and somewhat humble when one is
surrounded by the most powerful office in the land, and from becoming
overwhelmed by an, at times, pathological environment that treats you every day
as an emperor?”
The vice president has chosen the emperor approach, revealing his true
So, friends, we have a liar and fraud as POTUS and a backup fraud and hypocrite who will gladly take the office of POTUS—should anything happen to the Muslim commie who was, very sadly, re-elected.
There are two of the biggest crooks whoever held a political office in the two highest positions in U.S. government. Our country is being ruined, murdered by these two pieces of garbage.
Then you have to add the “first lady” (harumph!) who shamelessly spends the nation’s money taking frivolous vacations and showing up at the Oscars. Just what the hell was she thinking? How can she spend all that money to be at the Oscars when our nation is in conflict trying to work out a solution to the $85 million budget cut crisis?
How can she shamelessly do that? If you don’t know how she can do that and still sleep soundly, you must be either ignorant, a butt-kissing Obama supporter, or a serious racist. Maybe you are all three.
Or maybe you work for ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and have a sore back from bowing down to the Obama’s and kissing their hind ends.
I know how Michelle can shamelessly waste taxpayer money. Must I spell it out for you?
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