posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 04:14 PM
Using the 136 rooms number from the London trip, that works out to be approximately $4301 per room, which is pretty damn exorbitant. The only thing
that I could see as potentially feeding into those bills would be if the trips were not scheduled long in advance. I would guess that a number of
rooms above, in the section of, and below the VP were probably required to be free of others residents of the hotel by Secret Service. If that meant
cancellation, I could see the hotels stacking in penalties to compensate for having to drop reservations in order to suit the VP's needs. Still,
it's pretty damn excessive if it were for a couple night stay. However, the contract on the first one is for 893 nights not 1 or 2 so what these
contracts could be are contracts for current stays and future stays over the next 4 years. If that's the case, then it's $114,847 in annualized
expenses or $844 per room. Not quite as bad because really, I don't expect the VP to stay in an Euro version of Motel 6. I did that equivalent and
was not fond of the midnight cockroaches in London or the guys peeing on the hotel wall in Paris.
So yeah, I care. I actually look at our government's actual budgetary data from the source as a hobby because I want to know why our spending is so
whacked. It's just these bills could very well be 4 year contracts based on one of the bills' wording.