Skip to comments.White House cancels tours over sequester cuts, as lawmakers call decision political (ya think?)
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 ...
Now if the vacations will just be cancelled, I’ll feel a teensy bit better! (Not really...this is an outrage!)
They should have been in theatre.
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.
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.
Gee...and all these years, I thought it was OUR house, not that grifter and his beards house!
Did Obamas cancel the White House public tours because of Hugo Chavez’s death...
That Chavez died on the anniversary of Stalin’s death
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’?
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.
It’s a good thing.
This is getting so obvious even the low information voters are going to start “getting it.”
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.
Camp David to be declared surplus property unless utilized for 60 days a year, I hope.
Don't count on it.
Good one! Excellent cover story, while the white hut mourns Chavez.
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!
That’s right, 1953. Joseph Stalin made me a Republican a very long time ago. I hated communism then and I hate it today.
Yes! The theatre of the absurd!
MMMMM, I wonder if the obama’s will cancel their vacations?
Hmpfh! Don’t count on THAT! They could care less for anyone besides themselves!
The monitors at the WH/DMC HQ may go bonkers.... /humor
A record high in spitefulness and small-mindedness.....
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.
Exactly. Someone needs to tell the commie ba$tards that they can’t close it since it belongs to the American people.
Congressman: No Golf for Obama Until White House Tours Resume
“Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has filed an amendment to the House GOPs six-month continuing resolution that would bar federal funds from being spent on President Obamas 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!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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. :)