White House Cancels Tours, Blaming Sequester

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Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#1 Mar 5, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/03/05/whit...

Really?
Maybe they should cancell Obama's golf outings with Tiger Woods!
What a joke!
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#2 Mar 5, 2013
Gville Jim wrote:
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/ 2013/03/05/white-house-cancels -tours-blaming-sequester/?mod= WSJBlog
Really?
Maybe they should cancell Obama's golf outings with Tiger Woods!
What a joke!
Haven't you got something better to do?Why don't you just shut your pie hole about who Obama golfs with. Every president this past century has golfed with a celebrity on occasion. Obama is no different. Its really none of your business in the first place who anybody golfs with.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Farmington, MI

#3 Mar 5, 2013
pipedream wrote:
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Haven't you got something better to do?Why don't you just shut your pie hole about who Obama golfs with. Every president this past century has golfed with a celebrity on occasion. Obama is no different. Its really none of your business in the first place who anybody golfs with.
Testy on this subject are you..... The O spent 2 million just to fly down to take another vacation.... That is our money..... 4 million to Hawaii. What happened to govt for the people and by the people...... But you think he helps the poor but only makes more people poor..... How many on food stamps with his ill conceived notions......

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#5 Mar 6, 2013
Go figure, no money for White House tours, but they somehow had an extra $450 Million for the Muslim Brotherhood?

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/obama...
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Brighton, MI

#6 Mar 6, 2013
Progressives are dumb. Tour guides are volunteers.... Maybe this fact might register in their larceny thinking brains...... Funny, most of these dopes don't pay income taxes....

“Lost my mind”

Since: Apr 07

be back later

#7 Mar 6, 2013
pipedream wrote:
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Haven't you got something better to do?Why don't you just shut your pie hole about who Obama golfs with. Every president this past century has golfed with a celebrity on occasion. Obama is no different. Its really none of your business in the first place who anybody golfs with.
When he spends millions out of his own pocket to golf with whomever he wants, I won't care. But since I've paid for his golf outings, Michelle's vacations, and countless other campaigning trips, I think he needs to keep his ass in Washington and stop campaigning for an office he can't run for again.
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#8 Mar 7, 2013
http://news.yahoo.com/why-white-house-spends-...

No White House tours but Obama has no problem employing three calligraphers, each making upwards of $90,000 per year.

hmmm
Fan

Hudsonville, MI

#11 Mar 7, 2013
Oneal wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/why-whit e-house-spends-277-000-calligr aphers-093500823.html
No White House tours but Obama has no problem employing three calligraphers, each making upwards of $90,000 per year.
hmmm
As I've so candidly said in the past, fans blow and so does Obama.
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#12 Mar 8, 2013
Gville Jim wrote:
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/ 2013/03/05/white-house-cancels -tours-blaming-sequester/?mod= WSJBlog
Really?
Maybe they should cancell Obama's golf outings with Tiger Woods!
What a joke!
Explain this. If you can't then I suggest you just shut up.

Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.

The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.

The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.

During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.

And the above is just the tip of the iceberg. There's even more waste, fraud and abuse.
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#13 Mar 8, 2013
pipedream wrote:
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Explain this. If you can't then I suggest you just shut up.
Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.
The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
And the above is just the tip of the iceberg. There's even more waste, fraud and abuse.
You have to admit that the former President did a fantastic job of sending others on countless tours to exotic places........

If you can call Afghanistan and Iraqi War Zones as exotic!
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#15 Mar 8, 2013
pipedream wrote:
<quoted text>
Explain this. If you can't then I suggest you just shut up.
Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.
The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
And the above is just the tip of the iceberg. There's even more waste, fraud and abuse.
Those who criticize Obama hardly hold Bush up as thrifty about anything, but let's be reasonable here, using Media Matters as a reliable source of calculations on Bush is like asking the same of Ted Nugent on Obama.

This is what you liberals just don't get. You continue to wield GW around like some kind of weapon against any criticism of Obama, while ignoring the fact that in most cases conservatives are in agreement with you - Bush spent like a drunken monkey, passed some horrific legislation and acted like a bully. His presidency is over by the way, and has been for some time now. You do realize that right? I have to ask because many of you don't recognize Obama's own words and aren't aware of key figures in his progressive circle, so it seems likely you still haven't pulled yourself down from the "I hate Bush" high.

Anyway, you don't see anyone on this site holding Bush up as some god, yet post after post, year after year, you cement-headed liberals insist conservatives worship Bush and therefore have no right to hold Obama accountable for behaving like Bush. You've created this template and hold it to be true just as firmly as you do in claiming the tea party is overrun with violent racists despite not being able to provide one shred of proof to back it up.

You can't just keep making crap up.
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#16 Mar 8, 2013
Whether its media matters or some other source, tts all credible and verifiable Oneal. Show me that it isn't. The fact is Bush II used AF1 more than any other president, spent more taxpayer dime on travel, and spent more time on vacation than any other modern day president.

And there's more. Its all out there. You'd benefit if you looked for it and read it.
SeenItBefore

Jenison, MI

#17 Mar 8, 2013
Oneal wrote:
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Those who criticize Obama hardly hold Bush up as thrifty about anything, but let's be reasonable here, using Media Matters as a reliable source of calculations on Bush is like asking the same of Ted Nugent on Obama.
This is what you liberals just don't get. You continue to wield GW around like some kind of weapon against any criticism of Obama, while ignoring the fact that in most cases conservatives are in agreement with you - Bush spent like a drunken monkey, passed some horrific legislation and acted like a bully. His presidency is over by the way, and has been for some time now. You do realize that right? I have to ask because many of you don't recognize Obama's own words and aren't aware of key figures in his progressive circle, so it seems likely you still haven't pulled yourself down from the "I hate Bush" high.
Anyway, you don't see anyone on this site holding Bush up as some god, yet post after post, year after year, you cement-headed liberals insist conservatives worship Bush and therefore have no right to hold Obama accountable for behaving like Bush. You've created this template and hold it to be true just as firmly as you do in claiming the tea party is overrun with violent racists despite not being able to provide one shred of proof to back it up.
You can't just keep making crap up.
As long as Media Matters is not a credible source for calculations on Bush come up with a credible source to refute it with rather that just use the same ole' talking points expecting them to be taken as gospel.

I mean we all know that liberal opinions don't matter. Why should conservative opinions matter?

It's all this conviction that Obama is acting like Bush that is so far off base. There is no credible comparison of Obama to Bush. That's the point in pointing out Bush considered his presidency as a ticket to do as he pleased. Just like he had been doing all his life.

This what conservatives don't get. Liberals aren't all that pleased with whom Obama has surrounded himself with. Conversely it would seem the conservatives would be very pleased with his choices as they have been for the most part from the conservative side of the private sector.

But then the conservatives haven't given Obama any credibility or chance of it from the time he was elected. They made it very clear they would not be cooperating with Obama and have been following through with it. And the lock-step minions have been following right along.
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#18 Mar 8, 2013
And if you don't like Barack Obama, you only have to look to his predecessor, King George, and what he did in office, to understand why we have Barack. Its easy. If you're tired of us blaming George. Just Thank George! Thank him for all the debt he accumulated, thank him for the 2 wars, thank him for the Great Recession, thank him for everything that Barack inherited and has to try to fix.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Keego Harbor, MI

#19 Mar 8, 2013
pipedream wrote:
<quoted text>
Explain this. If you can't then I suggest you just shut up.
Those who criticize the cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation don’t want you to know that George W. Bush spent at least $20 million taxpayer dollars just on flights to his ranch in Crawford.
The right wing has been outraged at the four million dollar plus price tag for Obama’s family Christmas vacation, and they constantly hold George W. Bush up as an example of how thrifty a president should be when going on vacation.
The problem is that W. wasn’t thrifty. He was the most expensive vacation president in US history. Not only did Bush spend more days on vacation than any other president, but he used Air Force One more often while on vacation than any other president.
During Bush’s two terms, the cost of operating Air Force One ranged from $56,800 to $68,000 an hour. Bush used Air Force One 77 times to go to his ranch in Crawford, TX. Using the low end cost of $56,800, Media Matters calculated that each trip to Crawford cost taxpayers $259,687 each time, and $20 million total for Bush’s ranch flights.
And the above is just the tip of the iceberg. There's even more waste, fraud and abuse.
At least he held as many staff meetings there as at the White House.......
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Keego Harbor, MI

#20 Mar 8, 2013
pipedream wrote:
And if you don't like Barack Obama, you only have to look to his predecessor, King George, and what he did in office, to understand why we have Barack. Its easy. If you're tired of us blaming George. Just Thank George! Thank him for all the debt he accumulated, thank him for the 2 wars, thank him for the Great Recession, thank him for everything that Barack inherited and has to try to fix.
The O spent 6 Trillion all by himself..... Not even close....
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#21 Mar 8, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>The O spent 6 Trillion all by himself..... Not even close....
Show us o'clever one how 'O' spent 6 trillion all by himself.

You won't be able to but we will give you a week or two, and you get back to us. Just make it good Bitcher. Till then just try drying up and blowing away.
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#22 Mar 8, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
<quoted text>At least he held as many staff meetings there as at the White House.......
Why didn't he hold them at the White House, or if he preferred his mighty ranch, whey didn't he take a bus or coach commerical there and saved the tax payers their dime? He could have taken his red phone, the nuke codes and a couple extra cell phones and everything else would have stayed the same.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Keego Harbor, MI

#23 Mar 8, 2013
pipedream wrote:
<quoted text>
Show us o'clever one how 'O' spent 6 trillion all by himself.
You won't be able to but we will give you a week or two, and you get back to us. Just make it good Bitcher. Till then just try drying up and blowing away.
You have not been paying attention to the debt clock....... Do the homework and wake up..... Thick......
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#24 Mar 8, 2013
The debt clock is not an answer. If you can read answer my question. If you can't read, then have someone read it to you and answer my question.

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