Skip to comments.Senate votes to keep White House tours closed
Posted on 03/20/2013 12:58:31 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
Senators voted Wednesday to keep the White House closed to public tours, turning back a GOP-led effort to free up money to open the building back up after the sequesters.
The vote was just one of a series of high-profile votes the Senate was taking Wednesday afternoon as it plowed toward passage of a bill to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year
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Moocher is happy. Hates having common people in her house.
Maybe it is time to close the Senate....
Good. I don’t know why Republicans are for this. It is crazy to want to continue to spend money we don’t have. Republicans think we have this endless supply of money. It is seriously becoming clear that Republicans and Democrats do not take the budget seriously. If you can’t forgo visiting the White House for six months then we have much bigger problems. The Republicans are wasting their time on this and not taking the time dumping Obamacare. I am sure I will be scolded about how important it is to spend more money by some FREEPERS by keeping the tours going....we certainly have some liberal FREEPERS who love to spend the tax payer money.
Party line boot lickers.
Got to keep those smelly citizens out.
I would say that it is not her house, but the fools, idiots, [arasites, and self hating Whites of America said otherwise November 6, 2012.
Donald Trump offered 5 million dollars to pay for the tours. The white house turned him down.
It does succeed in taking the edge off the Democrats attempt to blame the Republicans for the Sequester cuts. Not sure for how long it will continue to help.
It is my belief this “President” is distancing himself from the little people. His track record is one of arrogant aristocracy. He believes himself so above everyone else. I believe the closed White House is fulfillment of a goal. One more step in his personal trek towards isolation from the little people.
Sequester is just a great excuse.
Donald Trump has no right to do something like that. It is probably illegal. The federal rules are ridiculous but nobody current wrote them. These were written years and years ago.
I heard they’re remodeling the White house, and this is just a coverup. They are removing all traces of the great white presidents and bringing in interior decor from the third world. That’s just what I heard. Ahem.
Don't bother. There here.
The bestids. The White House belongs to the People of the US of A, not the illegals who live there. How dare they? Ohyah...I hope they have no clue about Angry Americans....
“I believe the closed White House is fulfillment of a goal. One more step in his personal trek towards isolation from the little people.”
You are so right and why didn’t the rest of us see it before! Now King Obama has the Senate’s blessing to turn the peoples’ house into the Imperial Palace.
Obama needs the WH closed for his Spring Break staycation with Reggie Love while Michelle once again vacations separately?
Obama, “Get Off My Lawn!”
You don’t think Americans have a right to fund the government? Unless it is by force?
I don’t want to go there it isn’t safe.
My bet is the White House never reopens to the public again.
Obama, Leave me and Reggie alone!
good job, now the hyprocrisy of every stupid spending program the democrats pass can be compared to closing the people’s house to the people
this might also put a crimp in the obamas love of inviting ghetto trash ass grinding lip syncing entertainers like B-Yonce over for special tours and parties
LOL- does obama have a redneck statue for a lawn jocky?
The Republicans are for this, because the White House BELONGS TO US, the citizens of the United States. There have been several sources come foward and offer to fund the expense of the tours, so the Democrats are CHOOSING to make this a vivid political issue. It has nothing to do with “liberal FREEPERS who love to spend the tax payer money.”
BS! He has every right to do that. He has as much right to offer to pay for tours as the G has to DEMAND what they do from my paycheck, and then waste it like they do!
The White House BELONGS to the PEOPLE! The Federal Government funds the study of why lesbians are fat and why they drink too much. Just one example of many enormous wastes of taxpayer money. I toured the White House with the Safety Patrol trip to D.C. back in the 1960’s. Imagine the disappointment of the children who anticipated the visit and were turned away. Go after the other HUGE wasteful expenditures and give the People back their White House!
That house belongs to the people not the President or the Senate. There are many things that can be cut. If you don’t believe me re-listen to Obama’s state of the union where he spells out all the layers of government doing exactly the same thing. When kids and schools have an opportunity to learn about our government we should not stand in the way.
Do you have a link for the rule that says an American citizen cannot pay for WH tours?
that’s the new strategy—democrats vote to deliberately screw things up, then blame republicans, and the media helps them get away with it.
Never ever, even after Obama is gone. Even if we have a Republican President. I had the exact same thought.
Good. I dont know why Republicans are for this. It is crazy to want to continue to spend money we dont have.
FRiend, you and the most GOP is missing the point. The kenyan kept the WH dog walker and calligraphers on staff but closed the peoples house. If you are rich there is still a seat at his table. If you are regular Joe wanting to visit the WH you get nothing. People need to know that.
The kenyan should be hammered for these brazen political stunts. Don’t let him get away with it.
Just imagine the weeping and gnashing of teeth in the MSM ... if these Iowa students had been locked out on W's watch.
“What Sequester? Feds To Continue Funding Study On Duck Penis Length “
(CNSnews.com) The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $384,949 grant to Yale University for a study on Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia, according to the recovery.gov website.
The grant description says,The project examines how reproductive morphology covaries with season, age, and social environment in a diverse sample of duck species that differ in ecology, territoriality and breeding system.
The grant was made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package.
The project has been receiving money from the NSF since 2009 and is slated for funding through July of this year.”
The tour guides are all volunteers, the only expense to the gov’t is the security, which is there 24/7/365 anyway!
The tours for the schoolkids are usually planned several months to a year in advance. A six month delay means that this year’s class doesn’t get to go, as they will be in other classes and schools next year, despite raising the money for the trip.
Yet you say “tough noogies”. Life isn’t fair, so I suppose this is one way of teaching that, right?
Another citizen offered to pay the alleged expenses to keep the tours going, but the petulant one said “no”, and you appear to support that childish gesture.
There is NO legitimate reason to shut the doors of the White House to the people who pay for it. EVER.
Now, she wouldn't even slow down her limo if the were standing in front of it.
The government of the people has turned on the people.
Where the hell are the commercials taking the Assclown to task for such stupidity??? Huh?
You know darn well the MEDIA isn’t going to cover this crap. They bow their KNEES to the Clown.
about to say the same, the obama’s are just fine that the people can;t get into our house as they now think it;s their house.
How they must be loving the full range of our house dring the days now, hell I wonder if they are doing contruction there, not like we’ll fnd out right now.
AND WHY HASN;T THE GOP MADE MORE OF A SONG AND DANCE OVER THIS?
thta was my thought too, the people’s house is closed to the people as this family thinks of our osue now as their house and we still have dopes on our side or so called our side saying this is no big deal.
It;s costs next to nothing and there is many ways for the people to see the inside of their house by moving some waste money , plus I wouldn;t be surprised to know there is construction going on and the obama’s are using this as an excuse
course he has a right and it;s our house ot their’s.
Who the hell does the obama’s think they are by not letting the people see the sinside of their house anyway?
Republicans should be making more noise about this not frigging less
The problem is Presidential death. The numbers of presidential death threats must be astronomical.
Securing the White House ,like food tasting over on Capitol Hill can be taken to mean the man is scared, badly scared for his worthless hide
my question too.
Why isn;t the GOP maing more nosie and making AD’s, hell the cuts have hurt him so keep this up and even not about cts then they have no right to close the peoples house
The GOP bill was not a spending bill, but rather it gave the Executive Branch greater flexibility to deal with the sequester including identifying unused funds in various accounts. The sequester cuts still go forward.
Closing the WH tours and parts of Yellowstone Park, slowing down meat inspection, delaying the deployment of carriers, etc. are the tactics of this despicable Administration. The GOP is just making that obvious to low information voters, but they have clearly failed in your case.
maybe if they weren’t spending money for a study on duck dicks they would have the money.
Hasn’t stopped dear leader from spending our money. Something very wrong in the USA as we sit idly by.
Have you actually bought Obama's line that White House tours must go and there's absolutely, positively not another single place we can cut? C'mon, of course, we have to cut -- about a trillion and change a year.
But we do not have to cut White House tours. This one's a winner for the Republicans. Public perception matters.