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$1.5M Hotel Bill for President Obama's One-Day Visit to Brussels
Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 4, 2014 | JERYL BIER

Posted on 04/05/2014 6:58:46 AM PDT by Ray76

In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The president stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president's stay, including about two weeks for an advance team, was $1,522,646.36.

Despite reports that the president travelled with an entourage of 900, the Justification and Approval documents only indicate a need for "283 Lodging Rooms." However, sometimes more than one hotel is used during VIP trips.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 04/05/2014 6:58:46 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: Ray76

Did that include greens fees?


2 posted on 04/05/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Ray76
900 people isn't an entourage, it's a small town.

/johnny

3 posted on 04/05/2014 7:01:04 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ray76
Hmmm!

How many White House tours would that pay for?

This guy is a master of deception.

4 posted on 04/05/2014 7:01:21 AM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Ray76

Wow, someone should tell him the stuff from the mini-bar isn’t free!


5 posted on 04/05/2014 7:02:21 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Ray76

I noticed that Fiji water in hotels costs a lot. So, I’m not surprised.


6 posted on 04/05/2014 7:09:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Ray76

“The estimated cost for the president’s stay, including about two weeks for an advance team, was $1,522,646.36.”

I guess that also includes the fumigation charges.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 7:17:07 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Ray76

Relax of the $1.5M $1.2M was spent on mac daddies bath house visits.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 7:22:23 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Ray76

America gifts its traitors well.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 7:23:17 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Ray76

Nothing but the best for the King of Amerika.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 7:25:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Ray76

islamist bilking of the United States.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 7:41:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Ray76

What’s in your country’s wallet?


12 posted on 04/05/2014 7:51:12 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mouton

Yes, two weeks for the advanced team seems like quite a while to put all the snipers and what not in place.

I was wondering if two weeks has something to do with the life cycle of cockroaches or bed bugs.

Bad enough the way those pesky flies crawl about on The One’s face.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ray76

The Emperors of Rome lived like Econo Lodge travelers compared to Emperor Obama.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 8:14:15 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: Ray76

As my Dad (RIP) used to say

“nothing’s too good for the taxpayers”


15 posted on 04/05/2014 8:21:07 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Ray76

If you took what the taxpayers spend in a year keeping the Obamas in style—in the White House and on their many vacations—and divided by 365, would it be more or less than $1.5 million a day?


16 posted on 04/05/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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The President costs up to $4 million per day!

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/03/11/obamas-cost-of-living-in-the-white-house-14-billion-a-year-n1530802


17 posted on 04/05/2014 9:39:14 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

I think a presidential candidate would get some traction if he campaigned on slashing the white house budget. Believe it or not it is how Toronto mayor Rob Ford got elected back in 2010. His big gripe was the office expense accounts city councilors got and abused and his frugal ways in comparison. Voters don’t like to hear of lavish spending by politicians and it is an untapped area in politics. One could simply show the grand excess of 0 to seriously dent the dims. It is a good way to jui jitsu the dims on their politics of envy.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 10:07:12 AM PDT by xp38
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Such a tactic would require an RNC and GOP presidential candidate who actually wanted to win instead of just wanting to clear the deck for a Democrat.

Who got harsher treatment from Romney and McCain, conservative Republicans or liberal Democrats?


19 posted on 04/05/2014 10:12:35 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

True. I was just musing in general. The thing about lavish spending goes for politicians of all stripes. I did see this tactic used by Rob Ford in 2010 and he won with it. Not sure if he will win with it for reelection this year though. I could be wrong but I think the white house budget might be slashed from 1.5 billion down to say 100 million with little loss IMHO. Get rid of Air Force 1 and a lot of extraneous extras and it is quite doable. A lot of trips are slashable too.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 10:28:43 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Ray76
He do enjoy spending our hard earned $$.
Then laughing at us for daring to question his spending.
21 posted on 04/05/2014 11:34:45 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Deodorant and Common sense. The ones who need it most don't use it. . . . .)
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