Biden's expensive commute on Amtrak

Much was made of Joe Biden's daily Amtrak commutes from his home in Delaware to the Capitol. Some bloggers tried calculating the cost, and determined it was very substantial and wondered how anyone could afford to do that.

The answer's simple: he charges others. Via Opensecrets.org:

Dan Riehl of Riehl World View posts some of the amounts spent on Amtrak and clarifies:

AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $336 February 01, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $399 February 02, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $129 February 02, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $54 February 02, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $28 February 07, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $64 February 08, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $376 February 09, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $266 February 11, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $193 February 12, 2007 Travel

Update: To be clear - this is election travel expense data. But it gives a general idea of what Biden's AMTRAK travel costs run. And some of them require some explanation - perhaps buying multiple tickets in advance on the same day?

Meanwhile, the Washington Post misleadingly headlines a story regarding Sarah Palin's per diems in Alaska.

h/t:fly free

Much was made of Joe Biden's daily Amtrak commutes from his home in Delaware to the Capitol. Some bloggers tried calculating the cost, and determined it was very substantial and wondered how anyone could afford to do that.

The answer's simple: he charges others. Via Opensecrets.org:

Dan Riehl of Riehl World View posts some of the amounts spent on Amtrak and clarifies:

AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $336 February 01, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $399 February 02, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $129 February 02, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $54 February 02, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $28 February 07, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $64 February 08, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $376 February 09, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $266 February 11, 2007 Travel
AMTRAK Wilmington, DE $193 February 12, 2007 Travel

Update: To be clear - this is election travel expense data. But it gives a general idea of what Biden's AMTRAK travel costs run. And some of them require some explanation - perhaps buying multiple tickets in advance on the same day?

Meanwhile, the Washington Post misleadingly headlines a story regarding Sarah Palin's per diems in Alaska.

h/t:fly free