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Administration On A Roll With Sequester Threats

March 29, 2013 by  

The White House threatens the Easter Bunny. Continuing its effort to make the forced spending cuts called sequestration seem as onerous as possible, the White House issued a warning to all of the parents who had tickets for this year’s Easter Egg Roll that “this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty.” With all of the negative press the Administration of President Barack Obama received over halting White House tours for the same ridiculous reason, you’d think someone in authority there would realize it’s time to stop such petty politics. But wait, this is the Obama White House we’re talking about.

Senate Democrats refuse to fund White House tours. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) offered an amendment to the bill funding the Federal government for the rest of the current fiscal year that would shift funds around to restore the White House tours. But the Democrats who control the Senate refused to agree, and the measure failed on a party-line vote, 54-45.

Those bureaucrats owe how much in taxes? Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says more than 100,000 Federal employees have delinquent tax bills totaling more than $1 billion. He introduced legislation in Congress that would require all Federal employees to pay the taxes they owe or lose their jobs. It seems like a pretty reasonable requirement to me. But Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, condemned the bill, saying that it “seeks to demonize federal employees.”

That Biden entourage is expensive. It turns out that when Vice President Joe Biden goes abroad, a whole lot of folks get to travel with him, which can leave us taxpayers with a mighty large bill. For a one-night stay in London in February, for example, the group needed 136 hotel rooms, including the presidential suite. The tab at the Hyatt Regency for the one night came to $459,388.65. But the stay in Paris the next night was even costlier. The Vice President’s tab for one night at the Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand cost taxpayers $585,000.50. That brought the two-day total to over $1 million. And that was just for hotel rooms. Sure would pay for a bunch of White House tours, wouldn’t it?

–Chip Wood   

Chip Wood

is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference.

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  • jdn

    Procrastination will be the death of this country . It is long overdue for the people to put a stop to the madness . Has the voting propaganda really been ingrained so deeply that people actually believe we are getting what we voted for ?

  • Warrior

    Yes, in reviewing these four articles it is abundantly clear, “almost crystal”, how important the “peoples work” has become. And on top of this, we have the”supremes”, not the singing kind mind you, determining if “bung hole” surfing is considered “normal behavior” among all animal species. Fear not, you sandusky’s, your acts of love and kindness will soon be an accepted “norm” as well.

  • Chris

    White House tours……….should continue…………it belongs to the people.
    Easter egg hunts on White House grounds……….not important and should be stopped if it costs taxpayers one penny………..people can have their own easter egg hunts………they don’t need the White House grounds to do it.
    Federal employees owe taxes……….either they pay what they owe by a certain date or so much comes out of their paychecks because it would be stupid to fire them.
    Biden………”WHY” 136 rooms? This is where people should be complaining……….starting with “HIM”.

  • Kermit

    How many White house tours could be paid for if Obama’s kids stayed home for spring brake?

  • http://Yahoo Rita Washam

    There is so much government waste that nobody does anything about. Yet the people in the whitehouse continue to spend money and ignore the fact that we are in debt. As far as the Easter Egg Roll. I say that they should have it. It is a tradition. Since we waste so much money anyway, the cost of this event would not be the nation in dire straights. Look how much money is spent on trips made by the President and Vice President, this is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.

  • Nadzieja Batki

    Why are WH tours so important since the kiddies have no concept of how the government works? Is going to the WH the most important trip of anyone’s life? The tours were designed to benefit who specifically, the kiddies or the workers who ran the tours. Then the tours kept expanding with the years at quite a cost to the taxpayers even when they spawned businesses as supporting entities to the tours.
    I doubt anyone but the hotel and businesses and restaurants and taxis and buses, etc. will miss those tours. Who knows maybe they will be reorganized by decree that you have to visit certain shrines in DC several times a year.

  • M S

    The government can cut the money spent on chemtrails. That should save millions.

  • STEVE E.

    I believe you are right about that. Does anyone outside DC really gives a damn about White House tours? I would not go into the White House of Iniquities even if they paid my expenses to get there.

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