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White House cancels tours over sequester cuts, as lawmakers call decision political (ya think?)
FoxNews.com ^ | March 5, 2013 | Fox News

Posted on 03/05/2013 2:48:20 PM PST by LUV W

Sorry, Washington-bound spring-breakers. Your White House tours have been canceled.

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will cancel all tours starting this weekend, due to sequester cuts. The move prompted swift condemnation from Republican lawmakers, who described the decision as the latest attempt to make the sequester seem worse than it is.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/05/white-house-cancels-tours-citing-sequester/#ixzz2MhycOBzj

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; politcal; sequesterpunishes; wethepeople; whitehouse; whtours
We, the people need to protest in front of the White House this latest insult! Wish I lived closer!
1 posted on 03/05/2013 2:48:32 PM PST by LUV W
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To: LUV W
50 million for new spiffy TSA uniforms but not one cent for White House tours. That's our boy.
2 posted on 03/05/2013 2:51:10 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Now if the vacations will just be cancelled, I’ll feel a teensy bit better! (Not really...this is an outrage!)


3 posted on 03/05/2013 2:53:03 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W
These chicken-sh!ts missed their calling.

They should have been in theatre.

4 posted on 03/05/2013 2:55:20 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: LUV W
The White House tour is the most over-rated tour in DC. They put a Park Ranger on one end of the line to give you a quick spiel and another at the other end to push the crowd through like a mass of fecal matter through a large intestine. You hardly hear or see anything. Buy the book and look at the pictures if you want to see something.

Better yet, contact your congress critter or senator for a private tour of U.S. Congress in the Capitol Building. The groups are modest sized, the staffs are fairly knowledgeable, you get to ride the private subway from the SOBs or COBs and, best of all, you actually get to see and learn something.

5 posted on 03/05/2013 2:56:36 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: LUV W

This is well known in government circles as the Washington Monument ploy; at the local level it’s called the firehouse ploy (whenever hishonor wants to frighten the rubes into handing over more of their money, he/she has the council start holding hearings to deliberate which firehouse/EMS stations will need to be closed). In the schools, they threaten to shut down athletics. Nothing new here.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 2:57:53 PM PST by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: LUV W

Gee...and all these years, I thought it was OUR house, not that grifter and his beards house!


7 posted on 03/05/2013 2:58:49 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: LUV W

Did Obama’s cancel the White House public tours because of Hugo Chavez’s death...

or

That Chavez died on the anniversary of Stalin’s death

decisions decisions


8 posted on 03/05/2013 3:05:32 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: LUV W

So.....Where are the ‘lawmakers telling the Admin that since the house is closed, their state will cease sending tax money?

Afterall, why fund a closed ‘business’?


9 posted on 03/05/2013 3:06:11 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: LUV W

What jerks.


10 posted on 03/05/2013 3:10:12 PM PST by Girlene
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To: LUV W

This is so petulant, just like a selfish child who doesn’t get his own way. Please God, deliver us from this ridiculously foolish imposter who has NO business being president.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 3:17:29 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Old Grumpy

It’s a good thing.


12 posted on 03/05/2013 3:20:55 PM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: LUV W

This is getting so obvious even the low information voters are going to start “getting it.”


13 posted on 03/05/2013 3:26:41 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

They could run the “tours” by firing as little as 10% of the Beard’s staff!!

Someone needs to send a memo — It’s the People’s House ... not a political backdrop.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 3:38:19 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LUV W

Camp David to be declared surplus property unless utilized for 60 days a year, I hope.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 3:38:56 PM PST by Scram1
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To: ThePatriotsFlag
This is getting so obvious even the low information voters are going to start “getting it.”

Don't count on it.

16 posted on 03/05/2013 3:41:23 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: LUV W
White House cancels tours over sequester cuts...

Good one! Excellent cover story, while the white hut mourns Chavez.

17 posted on 03/05/2013 3:42:34 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Spartan79

Well said! “Nothing new here”. The outrage of this ploy is just beginning to set in my mind. This couple, who have hijacked our Presidency, have the nerve to cancel tours of OUR White House? I would take away the keys to Air Force 1, and 2. No more travel on our dime. Stay in Washington and work on creating a budget for the first time in 5 years, why not?
And, while you’re at it, stop talking to us as if we are your uninformed voting bloc. Your tone is disgusting Chicago “street talk”, not appropriate for one who is in a leadership position. By the way, START LEADING!


18 posted on 03/05/2013 3:49:36 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Nachum

That’s right, 1953. Joseph Stalin made me a Republican a very long time ago. I hated communism then and I hate it today.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 3:50:06 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: elkfersupper
They should have been in theatre.

Yes! The theatre of the absurd!

20 posted on 03/05/2013 4:04:41 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: LUV W

MMMMM, I wonder if the obama’s will cancel their vacations?


21 posted on 03/05/2013 4:08:24 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Cyclone59

Hmpfh! Don’t count on THAT! They could care less for anyone besides themselves!


22 posted on 03/05/2013 4:09:39 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: hinckley buzzard
...careful with the That's our boy.

The monitors at the WH/DMC HQ may go bonkers.... /humor

23 posted on 03/05/2013 4:44:23 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: LUV W

A record high in spitefulness and small-mindedness.....


24 posted on 03/05/2013 4:47:45 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: LUV W

More propaganda against the cuts. What does the White House tours have to do with the cuts? Come on now. How much could it cost to tour a few people through the White House? They are stopping them to make it look like everything is going to stop because of the cuts.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 5:24:41 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: MagUSNRET

Exactly. Someone needs to tell the commie ba$tards that they can’t close it since it belongs to the American people.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 5:27:17 PM PST by sheana
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To: All

Congressman: No Golf for Obama Until White House Tours Resume
National Review:

“Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has filed an amendment to the House GOP’s six-month continuing resolution that would bar federal funds from being spent on President Obama’s golf outings until public tours of the White House start up again.
“Earlier today, the White House announced it was cancelling public tours beginning March 9 as a result of spending cuts mandated by sequestration.”

Finally! Someone stands up and takes a stand against this lunacy!


27 posted on 03/05/2013 8:51:02 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

The best revenge is to pin it on Obama and the Dems. Email these articles and post it over and over again on every website they show up on.

It’s Obama’s fault.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 4:55:31 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

As you can see in post #27, a lawmaker, Rep. Louie Gohmert
from Texas,is already on pinning it to obama and his
minions! :) Hitting him right in the golf game! LOL!


29 posted on 03/06/2013 6:03:24 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

If I were a conservative Congressman, I’d take that busload of kids from my state who wanted to tour the White House and we’d stand at the door with some Fox News cameras and ask to tour “the Peoples’ House.” It would make some really s****y “optics” for them to be turned away.

It’s past time that conservatives learn to fight back.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 6:09:40 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: LUV W

He’s awesome. I’d like to see him make cuts to the WH meal plan, electric bill, ground AF-1, etc. Let’s all suffer under the Obama malaise or should we just eat cake?


31 posted on 03/06/2013 6:36:43 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I have a feeling there will be more pushback now that he opened the door to it, as it were. We can only hope!

I know the GOPe isn’t going to do it. I hope to hear something from my Senator, Ted Cruz before too long. I know he’s getting a reputation as a rebel-rouser...like that was a bad thing. :)


32 posted on 03/06/2013 6:41:11 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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