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In an effort to target cuts from the federal sequester where they would provoke maximum public outcry, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the suspension of all White House tours this week. The move backfired, however … with most of the “outcry” falling on Obama. In an editorial published this week,…

In an effort to target cuts from the federal sequester where they would provoke maximum public outcry, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the suspension of all White House tours this week.

The move backfired, however … with most of the “outcry” falling on Obama.

In an editorial published this week, The Wall Street Journal decried Obama’s decision – contrasting it with several U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) bureaucratic getaways to wine country.

Obama’s move would “punish the eighth graders visiting from Illinois” rather than the USDA bureaucrats’ attending a “mouthwatering” wine tasting in Fresno, California next week, The Journal noted.

Taxpayers subsidized $376 million in “home improvements” to the White House in 2010 – an investment they are now prohibited from seeing unless they donate $500,000 to Obama’s “Organizing for America” liberal advocacy group.

The sequester cuts total roughly $42 billion during the current fiscal year – around one percent of all federal spending over the next nine months.

Backed by Obama and Congressional Republican leaders in 2011 as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling by more than $2 trillion, the sequester cuts are supposed to trim $109 billion annually over the next nine years.

For some perspective on the cuts, check out this column by our friend Bill Wilson at Americans for Limited Government.

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24 comments

jimlewisowb March 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

Buck Farack

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10-8 March 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

10-4 Jim!

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jimlewisowb March 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

Buck Farack

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10-8 March 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

10-4 Jim!

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upstate March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

I can’t confirm, But I am hearing that tours of most government buildings/palaces in Egypt are still ongoing. Perhaps we should eliminate their funding to keep our own tours in place.

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upstate March 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

I can’t confirm, But I am hearing that tours of most government buildings/palaces in Egypt are still ongoing. Perhaps we should eliminate their funding to keep our own tours in place.

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Trevor Bauknight March 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

Congress could have acted. Senate Republicans are trying to stonewall until the clock runs out, and they’d just as soon destroy the Federal government as deal with Obama. Blame Obama all you want. It just makes you look stupid.

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Squishy123 March 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

You know, I’ve never met an intelligent Trevor. Just an observation.

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La Gloria Cubana March 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

Actually Trevor, you’re the only one who looks stupid for defending this comical antic from our worthless piece of sh!t president.

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Trevor Needs Meds March 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Trevor, your psychosis is noted.

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Trevor Bauknight March 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

Congress could have acted. Senate Republicans are trying to stonewall until the clock runs out, and they’d just as soon destroy the Federal government as deal with Obama. Blame Obama all you want. It just makes you look stupid.

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Squishy123 March 6, 2013 at 11:25 am

You know, I’ve never met an intelligent Trevor. Just an observation.

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La Gloria Cubana March 6, 2013 at 11:27 am

Actually Trevor, you’re the only one who looks stupid for defending this comical antic from our worthless piece of sh!t president.

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Trevor Needs Meds March 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Trevor, your psychosis is noted.

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nobody March 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

This is actually good news. How can you know what you value when the government has led you to believe you can have everything? (only short term of course) When appropriately restrained by reality, the people can decide if they’d rather have their national herritage on lock down in exchange for a few bombs, some more folks on disability, a little more from their own pockets, etc.

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nobody March 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm

This is actually good news. How can you know what you value when the government has led you to believe you can have everything? (only short term of course) When appropriately restrained by reality, the people can decide if they’d rather have their national herritage on lock down in exchange for a few bombs, some more folks on disability, a little more from their own pockets, etc.

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Jan March 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

“The move backfired, however … with most of the “outcry” falling on Obama.”

This from the same right wing echo chamber that had Republicans convinced the Presidential election was in the bag.

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La Gloria Cubana March 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Yeah Jan, because most Americans believe that the GOP House manages the operations and affairs of The White House… nice try!

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Jan March 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

“The move backfired, however … with most of the “outcry” falling on Obama.”

This from the same right wing echo chamber that had Republicans convinced the Presidential election was in the bag.

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La Gloria Cubana March 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Yeah Jan, because most Americans believe that the GOP House manages the operations and affairs of The White House… nice try!

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9" March 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I can’t get the right to visit my partner of 12 years ,while he’s in dying in a coma, and visiting the white house fucking MATTERS? EAT SHIT AND DIE,you white trash redneck motherfucker !!!

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9" March 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm

I can’t get the right to visit my partner of 12 years ,while he’s in dying in a coma, and visiting the white house fucking MATTERS? EAT SHIT AND DIE,you white trash redneck motherfucker !!!

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Cleveland Steamer March 8, 2013 at 3:05 am

I have to take a shower after I read some of these articles, but as the author states unfair and unbalanced

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Cleveland Steamer March 8, 2013 at 3:05 am

I have to take a shower after I read some of these articles, but as the author states unfair and unbalanced

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