Originally Posted by cosmo20002
No where in that link does it say people giving the tour are volunteers.
For the record, I never said they weren't volunteers, although I did question it, and no one has actually produced anything showing that they actually are volunteers. I did say that it strikes me as incorrect that White House tours do not involve paid employees.
The link is a direct explanation of becoming a volunteer for the President's Park and White House tours. The volunteers are trained by National Park Rangers and Rangers sometimes step up to evaluate the volunteers while they conduct the tour, but not always.
This was done deliberately as an act of aggression against the Republicans. Tours are set up by Representatives and Senators. They have to answer to the public who are denied. And he gave no indication he was going to cancel the tours in advance, so those that were already approved for tour must leave Washington DC from all over the country disappointed. If only he had not taken a 7th or 8th vacation with the upcoming sequestration a few weeks ago, I am sure they could have "afforded" the tours.
It is a petty act by a selfish vain man.