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Old 03-06-2013, 07:32 AM  
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Obama closes the White House tours that were run by VOLUNTEERS. He's blaming it on the Sequester

The White House has canceled tours until further notice, the White House Visitors Office confirmed, citing sequester cuts.

Tours will continue through Friday, March 8. All tours for March 9 and onward have been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to “staffing reductions resulting from sequestration,” the office says.
“We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season,” the office’s statement reads.
Some Republicans are skeptical.

“They just jumped the sharquester,” said John Hart, a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Coburn has long highlighted ways the federal government could cut back on what he considers needless spending. But in this case, he’s opposed to the White House’s decision.
“It’s clearly a PR ploy,” Hart said. “They can tour the country on the taxpayer’s dime but can’t allow taxpayers to tour the White House? Seriously?”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), agreed. “This decision appears to be purely political in nature rather than being in the best interest of the American people,” he said in a letter to Obama.
The White House has been highlighting cuts from the sequester in order to put pressure on congressional Republicans to compromise on ending tax loopholes.
“We are going to manage it as best we can, try to minimize the impacts on American families, but it’s not the right way for us to go about deficit reduction,” President Obama said Monday.
Not every administration claim has held up. Our Factchecker dinged Education Secretary Arne Duncan for saying over the weekend that teachers are already being laid off thanks to the sequester, and Obama himself for saying janitors in the Capitol will get a pay cut.
House Republicans introduced a bill Monday that would avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month and shift some spending cuts while leaving in place the $85 billion spending reduction that went into effect March 1.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-to-sequester/
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:54 PM   #61
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Did I say anything untrue? If all this fake indignations and denial makes you feel better, be my guest. It won't change facts.
Bush won reelection “convincingly”. There were no “dubious circumstances”.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #62
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Can you imagine if Bush or somebody from his administration said that it would be ok to use a drone on American soil?

kOZ and penchief would be flooding the board, even orange would be back.

I would have the same reaction if he said it was ok to use a gun on American soil. Or a helicopter. Or any of the other number of things that can be used to hurt someone. I'm not really sure why drones have been singled out.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #63
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Did I say anything untrue? If all this fake indignations and denial makes you feel better, be my guest. It won't change facts.
There is no reasoning with people like you dude. Just live in that world. Denial...
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #64
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Did I say anything untrue? If all this fake indignations and denial makes you feel better, be my guest. It won't change facts.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #65
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I wonder how much extra was paid tonight to the Secret Service to escort a 20 car motorcade out for dinner on the town enjoyed by the President?

The poor guy is obviously suffering financially
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #66
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I wonder how much extra was paid tonight to the Secret Service to escort a 20 car motorcade out for dinner on the town enjoyed by the President?

The poor guy is obviously suffering financially
Presidents should stay locked in their office for the extent of their terms. Its only 4 or 8 years--why should they get to leave the house?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:03 PM   #67
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Bush won reelection “convincingly”. There were no “dubious circumstances”.
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Presidents should stay locked in their office for the extent of their terms. Its only 4 or 8 years--why should they get to leave the house?
It's not like Obama is the most life-threatened POTUS. Oh, wait...
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:34 AM   #68
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:12 AM   #69
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If you say so.
I don't say so, the voting public did.
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Presidents should stay locked in their office for the extent of their terms. Its only 4 or 8 years--why should they get to leave the house?
No, you are right. He has the right to invite out 19 other human beings to dinner, have a cavalcade of vehicles, all to be covered by the Secret Service for several hours of overtime for a dinner while he tells people who have driven thousands of miles that he cannot afford to keep open the White House for a tour because he can't pay the Secret Service extra money.

Makes sense to me.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:19 AM   #71
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No, you are right. He has the right to invite out 19 other human beings to dinner, have a cavalcade of vehicles, all to be covered by the Secret Service for several hours of overtime for a dinner while he tells people who have driven thousands of miles that he cannot afford to keep open the White House for a tour because he can't pay the Secret Service extra money.

Makes sense to me.
I really don't know of the specific event you are talking about, but I think a president is entitled to do some things like a normal human, like go out to dinner sometimes.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #72
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I really don't know of the specific event you are talking about, but I think a president is entitled to do some things like a normal human, like go out to dinner sometimes.
I agree. The day he sent home hundreds of people expecting a tour of the White House, he went out to dinner and paid extra Secret Service to protect him and the 20 Congressmen at dinner.

Makes perfect sense to me as well.
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I agree. The day he sent home hundreds of people expecting a tour of the White House, he went out to dinner and paid extra Secret Service to protect him and the 20 Congressmen at dinner.

Makes perfect sense to me as well.
Does the secret service get paid per assignment? I thought they were on a regular payroll. Silly me.
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Both Presidents Bush and Obama won reelection with approximately 51% of the popular vote. It’s a matter of public record. You can either learn to accept that or continue being laughed at for refusing to do so.
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