In an inexplicable show of petulance, the White House has shuttered its doors — supposedly due to the “sequester.” This is becoming the worst drama since “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
Speaking of metrosexual vampires, the government seriously needs to cut back on spending. The $85 billion in total sequestration cuts comes out of a budget of $3,600 billion.
The $6,000 billion in added debt over the last four years would be enough to pay for 30 million jobs or to pay off 30 million houses. Obviously, the sequester cuts are chump change.
UPDATE from ABC News (via NRCC): Closing White House To Public Doesn’t Even Save $20,000
The White House has really struck a chord by canceling free public White House tours—allegedly due to President Obama’s sequester. Many parts of the country are outraged by closing the people’s house.
A report by ABC News’ Jon Karl last night showed that the move only saves approximately $18,000 a week. That’s right. The White House canceled tours to the public to save the same amount per week that it takes to buy a KIA.
The U.S. government borrows $20,000 every half of a second. But that didn’t stop the White House from blasting out this tear-jerker on Tuesday:
“Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours.”
Oh my gawd! The government is so strapped for cash it has to shut down the White House! Cancel all of the president’ golf outings immediately… oh, wait. Let’s not get cray-cray.
Some folks gave their two cents on Twitter:
Does a president who is winning the argument on the sequester resort to stunts like shutting down tours of the White House? No.— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 5, 2013
What a sad, petty, pathetic person the President of the United States is.— LilMissErinGoBragh (@LilMissRightie) March 5, 2013
In reaction to WH tour memo, John Hart, spox for Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says WH has “jumped the sharquester.”— Major Garrett(@MajorCBS) March 5, 2013