I am one of those DoD emp. What we do is directly related to supporting the USN and USAF warfighter. We are being told that we will see no work inducted for 3rd and 4th quarters for fy13 which means the inevitable degradation of warfighter readiness................nice timing with n. korea rattling their sabres and all. I and the people I work with are not as concerned about $$ lost as we are about our support for the US military.
NRO tallied what taxpayers are paying for the Ohaha's living in the White House: $1.4 billion per year: Air Force One ($181,757 per hour), executive chef ($100,000 per year), three full-time White House calligraphers ($ 277,050 per year for the trio), chief of staff to the presidents dog ($102,000 per year), Ohaha's royal motorcade ($2.2 million).
$1.4 BILLION is the current annual cost of the White House just in household expenses, not including US policy operations for which the WH exists--administered by some 900 parasites---policy staff recruited by Ohaha.
Annually, Ohaha vacations cost $20 million (the low estimate for Ohaha's Hawaii vacay was $4 million, but the true cost is probably five times that); the first familys yearly health-care costs are $7 million; more than $6 million is spent on the White House grounds each year. Transportation costs were a staggering $346 million last year.-
TAXPAYERS DEMAND A FULL ACCOUNTING OF SECRET SERVICE
ASSIGNMENTS BEFORE AND AFTER SEQUESTRATION
REFERENCE- American kids were denied tours of the WH "b/c of limited Secret Service" (so sayeth your president)----but M/M Ohahah were taking separate vacays w/ teams of SS in tow.
Michelle Ohaha skied at a posh Aspen resort while prez golfed with Tiger Woods in Florida---both had Secret Service teams. Michelle brought a few friends and their daughters to Aspen. They were given all-day private lessons with pro-skiers from the Ski and Snowboard School of Aspen.
Mrs O and crew stayed at the home of Aspen Ski Company owners Jim and Paula Crown, who are big Democratic donors. The Secret Serice contingent was so immense, it occupied an entire house next door.
Aspen's wealthy regulars were annoyed when air space was blocked because of Mrs O's tax-paid govt plane----the regular Aspen crowd couldnt get their private jets down, and had to be diverted.
REFERENCE--While kids were shut out of the WH supposedly due to Secret Service cutbacks, the O's teen daughter was spotted in NYC the other night---with girlfriends---dining at the pricey Buddakan, scoffing up rock shrimp, edamame dumplings, short ribs, lobster fried rice........replete w/ five Secret Service guards dining nearby, while students her age were denied access to the people's house.