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    SoonerFans.com Elite Member cleller's Avatar
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    White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Our tax dollars are now too tight to keep the tours going. Still plenty of tax dollars available to head to Florida to play golf with Tiger. This is how you set priorities at The White House:

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345004
    Last edited by cleller; 3/7/2013 at 08:29 AM.

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    Liberal Stuff Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    I don't think you understand the healthcare implications here. When is the last time you have seen a picture of a POTUS who can get his leg up past his waist without ending up in Bethesda Hospital? The long term implications are being overlooked.


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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Why people adore this lazy POS is beyond me.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Tickets for WH tours are or were free but can/could only be had by going over that morning (as in 6 a.m. to have a reasonable chance of getting one) to sign up and the numbers are limited. Then you sit on the bleachers in the park till it is your group's turn to be escorted onto the grounds. The tour consists of moving as a group through the various colored rooms (pink/blue/green).

    Doesn't seem right that a building that essentially belongs to all of us is now off limits.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    I'm heartbroken.

    Natl Parks will be next. Sorry off limits.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    "Sequester to hit 9/11 victims hard..." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...6pLid%3D279757

    Do they think we are freaking idiots?

    Whats next? Sequester will eventually kill your puppies.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    I posted this in the sequestration and austerity thread. This stupid White House thing is just another high profile example of it.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...2df_story.html

    "It’s firemen first. That’s the phrase coined in 1976 by legendary Washington Monthly editor Charlie Peters to describe the way government functionaries beat back budget cuts. Dare suggest a nick in the city budget, and the mayor immediately shuts down the firehouse. The DMV back office, stacked with nepotistic incompetents, remains intact. Shrink it and no one would notice. Sell the firetruck — the people scream and the city council falls silent about any future cuts."

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    And I hope Obama has an EBT card so he can keep the lights on.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    "Sequester to hit 9/11 victims hard..." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...6pLid%3D279757

    Do they think we are freaking idiots?

    Whats next? Sequester will eventually kill your puppies.
    The 9-11 victims received on average $1.8 million. (Wikipedia) Some of the funds came from insurance companies, but 42% of the money came directly from Congress. This is in addition to whatever life insurance they already had. A nice thing to do, of course, but what mandated these payments I don't understand.
    Last edited by cleller; 3/6/2013 at 10:42 PM.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    We will threaten to cut of food and benefits to poor children; but we will send that $1 Billion to Egypt.
    This ain't rocket science folks!
    How can there be too many children?
    That is like saying there are too many flowers.
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    (Or, too many tax-payers!)

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Did this ruin some of your Travel Plans?

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue View Post
    "Sequester to hit 9/11 victims hard..." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...6pLid%3D279757

    Do they think we are freaking idiots?

    Whats next? Sequester will eventually kill your puppies.
    LOL

    I keep wondering how we will ever cut the budget. These cuts represent about a 1% cut. Over time we need to cut about 15 % and raise revenue. This is a typical American problem we do not want to face any pain...no cuts no new taxes.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by KABOOKIE View Post
    Why people adore this lazy POS is beyond me.
    I voted for him and I am pretty upset by his total lack of leadership. Someone needs to slap him up side his head and tell him to quit campaigning and start acting like he gives a chit. Maybe that is why his ratings are at 43%, We need cuts and I think we can do them over time but we need leadership and target wasteful programs, duplicate efforts and get out of Afghanistan.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    I like the Speaker's response to the White House stopping tours:

    "While Iím disappointed the White House has chosen to comply with sequestration by cutting public tours, Iím pleased to assure you that public tours of the United States Capitol will continue," Boehner said. "Under the leadership of the House officers and their teams, who oversee daily operations in the Capitol in consultation with the Office of the Speaker, planning for the possibility of sequestration has been underway for some time. Consequently, alternative spending reductions have been implemented within the Capitol complex to ensure public tours and other regular activities can proceed as they normally would.

    "I encourage you and your family to visit the U.S. Capitol during your trip to Washington, D.C. If you havenít already made arrangements through my office for a Capitol tour, I encourage you to do so," Boehner concluded in the letter.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by sappstuf View Post
    I like the Speaker's response to the White House stopping tours:
    LOL

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by diverdog View Post
    I voted for him and I am pretty upset by his total lack of leadership. Someone needs to slap him up side his head and tell him to quit campaigning and start acting like he gives a chit. Maybe that is why his ratings are at 43%, We need cuts and I think we can do them over time but we need leadership and target wasteful programs, duplicate efforts and get out of Afghanistan.
    only 43%...what happened to the 47% that voted for him? lol...just flippin ya $hit~
    How do you know if you get there, if you don't know where you are going?..oh and I had 1,713 post on the "other board"..I hate being a rookie again!

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by cleller View Post
    The 9-11 victims received on average $1.8 million. (Wikipedia) Some of the funds came from insurance companies, but 42% of the money came directly from Congress. This is in addition to whatever life insurance they already had. A nice thing to do, of course, but what mandated these payments I don't understand.
    For the releases.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by KABOOKIE View Post
    Why people adore this lazy POS is beyond me.
    Same thing has been said about every President in my life. Well, I don't remember it being said about Clinton but I'm guessing it was.

    Every President has responded that it's a stressful job and to be effective you have to get away to relieve stress.

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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by jkjsooner View Post
    Same thing has been said about every President in my life. Well, I don't remember it being said about Clinton but I'm guessing it was.

    Every President has responded that it's a stressful job and to be effective you have to get away to relieve stress.
    Is that why he send Michelle and those Kids away so much? to relieve Stress?
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    Re: White House tours closed down. Golf trips: a Go.

    Quote Originally Posted by sappstuf View Post
    I like the Speaker's response to the White House stopping tours:
    That's right guys, Obama got mad at how the game was going, so he took the ball and went home.

    Boehner says, Hey, we've got a ball over here. Don't worry about that cry-baby that left.

    LOL

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