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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.
What’s the White House’s “core mission”?????
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).
But they aint going to touch that huge EBT fraud problem.
Gotta be an April Fools joke.
I just wish they would furlough more of the IRS agents.
You left off the AprilFools tag.
April Fools Joke?
To nuke American exceptional-ism?
Sure.....get rid of them and pay them a big fat pension instead.
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!”
I’ve been furloughed several times in the past 5 years.
Obama Gets Early Start On Weekly Dog & Pony Show
April Fools Joke?
I was thinking the same, as if the WH would furlough anyone on their own damned staff...
I'd rather we hang them. Right after we tar and feather them.
“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.
Office of Management and Budget. They don’t need the entire Department.
Don’t have a Budget and sure don’t Manage.
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.
Chewie’s lobster haulers
They should start by cutting Chewbacca’s “staff.”
What is this furlough? I bet they don’t lose and pay at all.
Does anyone actually think the Budget will be Managed less effectively with fewer people spending fewer hours in the Office?
I wonder if Barry’s two kids are on the furlough list.
Core mission is to go on Vacation.
Exactly, It makes me wonder why they stayed on this long as he never had a budget anyways.
Does that mean Malia and Sasha are being laid off?
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.
Ahh so you mean Obama might actually have to do some honest work himself for once?
Didn’t many receive backpay after the govt shutdown in 95?
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.
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.
Don’t furlough them. FIRE them!
Or buying up all that ammunition, or curtailing Zero’s vacations, or.....
The complete and total destruction of the United States of America.
“... without undermining its core mission,...”
And what, pray tell, is that?
Congress needs to double down on this and make it permanent, but target the high income “staff”.
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 worldcomprised yachts, Bugattis, and Michael Jackson memorabiliacould 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. /
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 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
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?