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Joe Biden’s Million-Dollar Golf Expenses

Written by Gary North on June 8, 2012

It costs taxpayers $1,000,000 a year to pay for Joe Biden’s golf games.

He rides in comfort. How much comfort? This much.

It’s a Boeing C-32. It has a crew of 18.

I think it’s a bargain. Anything that keeps him away from the government is money well spent.

Imagine what the country would look like ten years from now if we could persuade Congress to spend $1,000,000 a year on each member’s time on the golf links. That would be $535 million, and no new legislation.

I’d go for $10 million a year. $20 million a year. You name it; I’d go for it.

Anyway, back to Joe Biden.

He flies to his golf links by helicopter every Friday. Then he hops on Air Force 2 to fly home to Delaware.

Newsmax reports:

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 2 is $22,000 an hour. Then the Secret Service rents about two dozen condos in the Delaware area on weekends.

The thought of spending money to keep terrorists from kidnapping Biden to extract information from him is amusing. The guy can’t get his life’s story straight, let alone any secret that Obama may have shared with him.

Last June 13, Obama placed Biden in charge of a Campaign to Cut Waste, which will “hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the federal government,” according to the White House website.

In an email, Biden told supporters that he was the “new sheriff in town.” He said that “particularly at a time when we’re facing tough decisions about reducing our deficit, it’s a no-brainer to stop spending taxpayer dollars on things that benefit nobody.”

It’s business as usual in Washington.

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6 thoughts on “Joe Biden’s Million-Dollar Golf Expenses

  1. Yes, Veep Bite-me got it exactly right this time when he said, "…it's a no-brainer to stop spending taxpayer dollars on things that benefit nobody."

    The Prez sure put a no-brainer in charge of that project when he gave the job to Bite-me.

    The thought of sending all the Congress to the golf links sounds good, except when we are stuck with a president that believes the law-making process doesn't apply to him.

  2. ladybug says:

    This is totally unacceptable as is most of what Obama, Biden and the czars are doing. They should be arrested, handcuffed and taken out of the White House today. If not today, let's get them out in November.

  3. How much longer do we have to pay for these wasted personal expenses of both of them!!!! Putting him in charge of a fiscal waste cutting program is like the proverbial fox in charge of the hen house. Guess we'll have to keep paying until NOVEMBER, and, actually it will be JANUARY 2013, because you know they will spend as much as they can until then!!! We now support the #1 taking a million trips to raise campaign cash……expensive, but they really don't care…..not their money….OPM…other peoples' money!!! Let's hope the WI recall election is a harbinger of good things to come!!!

  4. A newspaper article in Sunday's paper stated that the Democrats are trying to advertise Joe Biden as a middle class ordinary guy. However, this ordinary guy, who is in line for the presidency, recently (and publicly) said that only the elite can be president.

  5. It's amazing how much this administration looks like the reign of Louis XVI. The Shadow in the Closet rules, Madame Deficit insults everyone and tells them NOT to eat cake, knowing that they don't have anything else, and Biden thinks that he's "No. 115 North Tower."

  6. Fortunately, this waste will end on January 20, 2013.