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White House to furlough 480 staffers
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/01/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

White House to furlough 480 staffers By Amie Parnes - 04/01/13 02:44 PM ET

The White House announced Monday that 480 staffers who work at the Office of Management and Budget have received furlough notices requiring that they take unpaid days off due to the sequester.

White House press secretary Jay Carney made the announcement during a White House briefing on Monday, but he would not get into details about whether other members of the White House staff, including those who work closest to President Obama in the West Wing, received any notices.

Carney told reporters that other notices could go out if Congress can't iron out a deal on the budget.

“As the impact of the sequester progresses, furlough and pay cuts remain possibilities – or additional furloughs as well as pay cuts remain possibilities for additional White House employees,” he said.

Carney told reporters that the White House hasn't been hiring as many people and has also been delaying filling open positions.

The White House has also “significantly scaled back” buying equipment and has “curtailed” staff travel, as well as the use of Internet air cards.

The White House is also reviewing contracts to determine if it's able to “reduce costs and improve efficiencies” without undermining its core mission, Carney said.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhowhitehouse; omb; sequester; sequesterfurlough

1 posted on 04/01/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

kabuki bullshit


2 posted on 04/01/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s the White House’s “core mission”?????


3 posted on 04/01/2013 12:03:16 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: Sub-Driver

Furlough the dork-in-chief. He (it) is incapable of producing anything useful anyway.

Perhaps he could serve as a golf pro somewhere (with no standards).


4 posted on 04/01/2013 12:03:55 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

But they aint going to touch that huge EBT fraud problem.


5 posted on 04/01/2013 12:04:18 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Sub-Driver

Gotta be an April Fools joke.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 12:04:20 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just wish they would furlough more of the IRS agents.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 12:04:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Sub-Driver
WTF are.....as well as the use of Internet air cards?
8 posted on 04/01/2013 12:04:53 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Sub-Driver

You left off the AprilFools tag.


9 posted on 04/01/2013 12:05:09 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Sub-Driver

April Fools Joke?


10 posted on 04/01/2013 12:05:10 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: noexcuses

To nuke American exceptional-ism?


11 posted on 04/01/2013 12:05:32 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure.....get rid of them and pay them a big fat pension instead.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 12:05:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: noexcuses

I read where all of World War 2 was conducted with a white house staff of 500. Clinton had 3000 with as many consultants. I don’t know how many the Bush’s had. But I read where Michelle has 24 staffers. I can understand that the first lady might need a secretary. But, come on!

BTW, I think the huge numbers of employees are a way of redistributing wealth and gaining political support. Also, they train people who will spend their career in politics. I recall somebody being laid off under Reagan when he closed down some federal agency. The poufy guy said, “Oh, my goodness, I have no idea what I’ll do. I’ve never had a real job!”


13 posted on 04/01/2013 12:07:42 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Sub-Driver

Boo Hoo

I’ve been furloughed several times in the past 5 years.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 12:09:04 PM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama Gets Early Start On Weekly Dog & Pony Show


15 posted on 04/01/2013 12:09:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: VRWCmember

April Fools Joke?

I was thinking the same, as if the WH would furlough anyone on their own damned staff...


16 posted on 04/01/2013 12:13:41 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind
I just wish they would furlough more of the IRS agents.

I'd rather we hang them. Right after we tar and feather them.

17 posted on 04/01/2013 12:15:14 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The White House announced Monday that 480 staffers who work at the Office of Management and Budget have received furlough notices requiring that they take unpaid days off due to the sequester.”

Carney followed this statement with the announcement that the President would be immediately leaving for Pebble Beach to enjoy a quick round of golf with his friends in the Hollywood elite.


18 posted on 04/01/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Since “O” spends OUR money like it’s confetti, and given the Obama family record of personal and professional profligacy, those 480 people were probably a bunch of do-nothing idiots who were only put on the payroll to repay a campaign debt or just ‘because’ they COULD BE!
19 posted on 04/01/2013 12:20:33 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Office of Management and Budget. They don’t need the entire Department.

Don’t have a Budget and sure don’t Manage.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 12:20:49 PM PDT by dan on the right
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To: Sub-Driver

What, no furlough notifications to one of the three White House calligraphers? Or at the very least, consolidating such lettering with the Department of State?

Seriously, just fire the lot of the OMB. When was the last time that the White House produced a budget that received more than 10 votes in the Senate? Seems like everyone there is redundant.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 12:22:53 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Chewie’s lobster haulers


22 posted on 04/01/2013 12:25:15 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver

They should start by cutting Chewbacca’s “staff.”


23 posted on 04/01/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What is this furlough? I bet they don’t lose and pay at all.


24 posted on 04/01/2013 12:26:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does anyone actually think the Budget will be Managed less effectively with fewer people spending fewer hours in the Office?


25 posted on 04/01/2013 12:27:49 PM PDT by SoCalRight
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if Barry’s two kids are on the furlough list.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The GOP will never get another cent or vote from me. Thanks to the eight gangbangers.)
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To: noexcuses

Core mission is to go on Vacation.


27 posted on 04/01/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dan on the right

Exactly, It makes me wonder why they stayed on this long as he never had a budget anyways.


28 posted on 04/01/2013 12:36:20 PM PDT by MSH
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To: Sub-Driver

Does that mean Malia and Sasha are being laid off?


29 posted on 04/01/2013 12:41:00 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver
The problem with today's liberals is that the only way to tell them apart from parody is that parody cannot go too far over the top. As soon as I saw the title, my first guess was April Fools - for the White House to cut spending by furloughing staffers is entirely too sensible to be real. Then I saw the numbers. No sane person would suggest that there are 480 staffers who work at the OMB; that's too exaggerated to be funny and makes for a weak parody. That's why I assume this is real.

If we're wondering why we run trillion dollar deficits year after year, it's because of bloated organizations like OMB, bloated entitlements including Social Security disability, and frivolous research. I hope the OMB and all other federal agencies will cut back to the staffing levels of Clinton's last year. That would still be far too big, but it would be a nice start.

30 posted on 04/01/2013 12:46:44 PM PDT by Pollster1
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To: Sub-Driver
Management and budget? LOL! Who will miss them?
31 posted on 04/01/2013 12:52:37 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: noexcuses

Parties


32 posted on 04/01/2013 1:03:11 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Sub-Driver

Ahh so you mean Obama might actually have to do some honest work himself for once?


33 posted on 04/01/2013 1:26:40 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Sacajaweau

Didn’t many receive backpay after the govt shutdown in 95?


34 posted on 04/01/2013 1:49:26 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: SoCalRight

Re: furloughing Office of Management and Budget staffers

This is the group that dares to point out how out-of-whack spending is. Of course, they will be furloughed! Reduces the Won’s bad press, you know.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 2:59:52 PM PDT by spaced
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To: Sub-Driver

Meaningless. This isn’t a furlough. Having people take their vacation time still results in paying out the same amount of money. It doesn’t reduce anything. More Smoke and mirrors.


36 posted on 04/01/2013 3:12:37 PM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t furlough them. FIRE them!


37 posted on 04/01/2013 3:45:10 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: fella

Or buying up all that ammunition, or curtailing Zero’s vacations, or.....


39 posted on 04/01/2013 4:14:35 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: noexcuses

The complete and total destruction of the United States of America.


40 posted on 04/01/2013 4:34:34 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“... without undermining its core mission,...”

And what, pray tell, is that?


41 posted on 04/01/2013 4:38:12 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sub-Driver

Congress needs to double down on this and make it permanent, but target the high income “staff”.


42 posted on 04/01/2013 7:15:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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The O' kids were flying around to the Bahamas and Sun Valley.....while US kids were shut out of the WH supposedly due to sequestration Secret Service cutbacks. The O's galivanting teen daughter was spotted in NYC last week---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.

Buddakan.

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LEARNING TOUR? M/M O pictured w/ Ivory Coast official 2009.

Malibu home of Ivory Coast dictator's son.

The oil-rich Ivory Coast has one of the worst human rights records in Africa whose rulers are accused of funneling millions of public monies into their own pockets. But now it looks like the son of the dictator----Teodoro---whose world—comprised yachts, Bugattis, and Michael Jackson memorabilia—could come crashing down, according to Foreign Policy (via Curbed).

Foreign Policy's Ken Silverstein reported that after a four-year investigation into alleged extortion and laundering of $100 million in the US and "theft of public funds, or other corrupt conduct" back at home, the Justice Department has filed notice of a lawsuit involving the possible seizure of Tedoro's California mansion, and other assets.

And French investigators just seized millions of dollars' worth of his sports cars, while the Spanish government is investigating the entire Obiang clan. Teodoro reportedly hasn't spent much time stateside recently, in part thanks to various legal actions against him.

Just a peek inside the insane world of Teodoro---he first came to the U.S. to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu. While tuition cost just $3,400, he managed to blow through $50,000 in the first five months before dropping out. Source: Business insier--LA Weekly.

Teodoro is listed as the owner of this $35 million mansion on the Malibu coast, which he paid for in cash. It was the most expensive home sold in California in 2006, and has a tennis court, swimming pool and 4-hole golf course.

Teodoro's on the government payroll as "minister of agriculture and forestry," and supposedly makes just $5,000 per month. But his Malibu home contains $60,000 worth of rugs, a $58,000 home theater and a $1,734 pair of wine glasses. /

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ONE PERCENTERS IN THE WH The Obama family blew $1.4B on travel and entertainment for themselves and their numerous personal staffs last year: that's 2000 times more than what the entire British Royal Family cost the UK ($57.8M)----$27 million bucks a week is only the tip of the iceberg: White House sources claim Michelle went through $10M of taxpayer money last year on just her own private trips and shopping sprees, with one calling the First Lady's self-indulgent spending orgy -including extravagant massages, top-shelf booze, and five-star hotels- 'disgusting'.

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 president’s dog ($102,000 per year), Ohaha's royal motorcade ($2.2 million).

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$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 family’s 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

43 posted on 04/02/2013 9:38:50 AM PDT by Liz
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OMB - another useless governmental organization to cut completely. Note they will be furloughed but receive current level of pay irregardless of working 5 days a week.

WH see the Odumb@$$ is making significant cuts on spending (Left hand)

Odumb@$$ Family is on another vacation to skiing trip, golfing for Odumb@$$, Martha Vineyard, Fourth of July celebration in France (The Odumb@$$ claim they for their vacations) but the taxpayers pick up the tab for the security detail.

Do you think we are that stupid? is my backside showing or what?


44 posted on 04/02/2013 4:36:50 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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