White House cancels tours because there’s no money; Americans now unable to say goodbye to the $250 million the Obama administration is sending Egypt
**Written by Doug Powers
An alternate headline comes courtesy of Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX): “The people have been banned from the people’s house.”
From Fox News:
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will cancel all tours starting this weekend, due to sequester cuts. The move prompted swift condemnation from Republican lawmakers, who described the decision as the latest attempt to make the sequester seem worse than it is.
The announcement is the latest from the administration about the impact of the cuts that went into effect last Friday. Congressional staffers received a terse email saying White House tours would be canceled effective this Saturday.
The email cited “staffing reductions” from the sequester.
“Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours,” the notice said. “We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season.”
Regret it? Uh huh.
Knowing sequestration was looming, there was still enough money for an extra $15 million in Pakistan aid, $50 million for TSA uniforms and even hundreds of thousands for portraits. Even post sequestration they were somehow still able to scrape $250 million from under the country’s couch cushions to give to Egypt.
Finally, the Tweet of the day:
White House cancels tours post sequester. Now I guess the only way to get inside Obama WH is to give $500,000 to OFA. ow.ly/ipe5x
— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) March 5, 2013
**Written by Doug Powers
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