White House suspends public tours, but first family trips in full swing

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#1 Mar 8, 2013
That's one parting famdamily. Hey! The trips is free! Whats kind of Afrokin passes up free stuff?

"WASHINGTON Visitors to the nation's capital looking for a White House public tour are out of luck starting this weekend, courtesy of what the Secret Service says is its own decision to deal with the sequester cuts.

But while the agency said it needed to pull officers off the tours for more pressing assignments, the budget ax didn't swing early or deep enough to curtail a host of recent Secret Service-chaperoned trips like President Obama's much-discussed Florida golf outing with Tiger Woods, first lady Michelle Obama's high-profile multi-city media appearances, or even daughter Malia Obama's New York dinner outing with a group of teenage friends.

Obama's pricey golf outings have been a particular target for Republicans who see them as examples of what they say are the administration's rather selective concerns with running up the tab of Secret Service resources. On March 5, Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert filed an amendment to a House resolution that would prohibit federal funds from being spent on Obama's golf trips until public tours of the White House resumed."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/08/wh...
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 8, 2013
Typical dictator attitude.

He is above the common man.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 8, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Typical dictator attitude.
He is above the common man.
any time barry soetoro leaves the White House it costs the tax payers MILLIONS - we need an audit on that families travel costs. IT WOULD BE AMAZING THE AMOUNT THEY SPEND !
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 10, 2013
The USA is in a sorry state of affairs.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#6 Mar 10, 2013
King Obama wants power and will punish those in his way. All liberals, socialists, & commies want is to control you.

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