As it turns out, Vice President Joe Biden’s London stay in February was not the most expensive part of his trip. A government document released on February 14, 2013 shows that the contract for the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand came in at $585,000.50
The documentation for this contract is not as detailed as the London one, so the cost per room is not available. However, just like his London hotel, the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand is a five star hotel. Again, security concerns prevent these type of contracts from being open to bidding, but if the government was able to do some comparison shopping, the Hotel Intercontinental has a special offer, “Find a lower price elsewhere and your first night is free.” The Vice President stayed in Paris for one night.
I am almost speechless! What the hell is going on in this country where this is acceptable on any level considering the debt we are facing? Take the keys to the bank away once and for all, we are balancing our budgets here at home while our President and Vice President dig the hole a bit deeper while they live like royalty. Maybe its just me but I find it hard to believe anybody is cool with this amount of money for a one night stay.