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White House visitors, get lost (WH closed due to .. Sequester?)
March 8, 2013 at 07:22 PM
I actually heard this story on several MSM stations and to my surprise, they're attacking Obama and saying it little to do with the sequester whatsoever. Its basically an attempt to trim things in an area where the public will see it and create a little outrage. Actually I'm fine with them closing the WH down to be honest.. BUT. As stated in this article he may want to consider doing all his vacation at Martha's Vineyard because obviously we can't afford these vacations in publicly accessible areas (which are extremely expensive in terms of secret service use). He spent the last couple weeks utilizing secret service to fly around publicly campaigning against the sequester. It's even been stating that his one gold outing with Tiger Woods just several weeks ago would've paid for a year of keeping the WH open to the public. The saddest part.. he expected the public to be angry at the sequester cuts. We were promised armageddon and the WH is closed to the public.. oh no.
Quote :"Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013, until further notice," the White House said in a terse message on its Visitor Center hotline. "Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours." The White House operating budget took a $1 million hit — chump change in the nation's capital — and the president has to take it out on somebody.
Mr. Obama seemed to invite outrage, or at least a little pushback. Newt Gingrich, the former speaker, weighed in on Twitter: "Canceling White House tours is childish and dishonest — the golf weekend in Florida cost enough to keep the White House open for months." Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, another Republican, submitted an amendment to the continuing resolution that would have prohibited the president from using federal money to pay for outings to or from a golf course until the White House tours are restored.
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