One Night in Brussels for Obama Cost Taxpayers $2.9 Million

Posted by on Apr 06, 2014 at 10:06 am
U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he talks with Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican City

For a guy prancing around the country whining about the minimum wage, he could probably give those few earning minimum wage a raise if he just spent more time in Washignton. This breakdown of costs associated with one night abroad are just ridiculous.

President Obama’s one-night stay in Brussels last month will cost taxpayers a staggering $2.9 million.

On the short jaunt, Obama’s crew used 387 rooms at the The Hotel — a stylish building that boasts spa services and free champagne — for $1.5 million between March 25 and 26, the Weekly Standard reported.

The administration also forked over $1.05 million for 143 rental vehicles and footed a $396,000 bill to Crowne Plaza Hotel, where some staffers stayed on the trip, according to federal documents posted online at

The jaw-dropping fees included two weeks’ pay to staffers, who were in town for UN and NATO summits.

Rooms at The Hotel feature “unforgettable views of the Brussels city skyline . . . even from the sauna” for roughly $320 per night, according to the hotel’s Web site. The rooms come complete with walk-in “rain showers” and 46-inch TVs.

Wait, what on earth do they need 387 hotel rooms and 143 vehicles for? It’s not like his wife and her massive entourage were there. Meanwhile, President Spendthrift is back on the road this week shifting his focus to there, er, economy, or something.

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2 Responses to “One Night in Brussels for Obama Cost Taxpayers $2.9 Million”

  1. Redwine on 7/07/14 at 3:45 am

    He’s practically begging for a revolution. He shouldn’t press his luck. This won’t end well