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a want
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Don't try to defend this a want.

There is no defending the stupidity of this sequester hoop-la.

How am I defending it? I start the sentence "it's almost certainly "all theater"...(since I don't really know)...Then I simply point out that it takes more than interns on site when White House tours are operating.






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Scruffy
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Then I simply point out that it takes more than interns on site when White House tours are operating.
You did state that it was more than likely "all theater." I'll give you that, but the 2nd part of that post was a defense of this situation.
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they're going to need more than free interns secure the place.
I apologize if it wasn't your intention, but you appear to make it seem as if they are cutting areas that help to "secure" the WH. As someone pointed out, the SS is not going to be reduced in any way, so I'm not sure what they need besides the already existing guards.

There is no "maybe" as to whether this is theater. It is purely theater. This whole sequester debacle is one side fear-mongering in order to damage the reputation of the other.

There is ABSOLUTELY no denying that. I will go so far as to say that what I just posted is fact. Not opinion. Fact.



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a want
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Queen
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At the Capitol, staffers who use the building’s West Front entrance that looks out on the National Mall were told Tuesday that door would be closed as of next week in order to save money.




To keep the a/c or heater from running as much? This whole thing is so stupid. With a budget as big as the fedgov has, cutting $85 million could be done so that no one even notices. The posters who said this is just theater and fear-mongering are right.






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CptBengal
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.they're going to need more than free interns secure the place.


Like the secret service that was ALSO EXEMPTED FROM SEQUESTRATION?

good god you Obama defenders just fail so hard.






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MFn GIMP
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It's almost certainly "all theater" but when the White House is open to the public.....they're going to need more than free interns secure the place.


It's 100% political theater. LINK /

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The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that.

In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections.

He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.





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foshizzle
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I'm pretty sure the Secret Service wasn't really a fan of the tours to start with.





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conservativewifeymom
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And this is after BO and MO so 'proudly' told everyone that the White House is the 'people's house.' So the people have been kicked out of their own house! Can anyone find any precedent for this?!?!





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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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So disingenuous of Hugo Obama. What do you want to bet the staff responsible for tours still are getting paid. I wish someone could prove that and publish it.





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LSUgusto
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the White House is the 'people's house.'
It is the 'people's house.'

I know the snobby leftists around here will scoff and say, "This board...", but this is truly a sad occasion. The president is intentionally and unjustifiably denying the people what's theirs. This is an affront in so many ways, I don't even know where to begin.

Shameful. Absolutely shameful.






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THRILLHO
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Maybe if we had charged Egypt for just one of the 16 F-16's we gave them, we could have paid for these tours for years.





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udtiger
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Well, on the bright side, there won't be any innocent civilians there should something bad happen.





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TupeloTiger
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I think the Republicans ought to organize volunteers to handle the White House tours immediately to keep it open. Where are the Repubican leaders. We have got to start fighting back. Obama is starting to make mistakes and the public is not going to like all his manure he's doing.





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Grizzly
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You could have gained more credibility by calling this move what it is, and walk away. There is nothing one can say to make this ridiculous act seem right.





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macatak911
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This is ridiculous. Interns give these tours. Interns cost nothing. This is all theater.



Do interns run the background checks on tour requesters? You have to give your SSN when requesting a tour for a reason. (And it has been like that since 9-11)



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LSUgusto
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I think the Republicans ought to organize volunteers
For real, man. If the Republicans can't embarrass the frick out of Obama over this, then they really are hopeless.






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drexyl
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i fully expect Obama to start drowning kittens in the Rose Garden while blaming the sequester and saying that killing kittens was a choice republicans made.





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REG861
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We have a petulant brat in the White House. What an embarrassing display





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OldTigahFot
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the public is not going to like all his manure he's doing.


You are assuming that the public will ever find out what he is really doing. Don't hold your breath waiting for anyone but Fox News to air this side of the issue.







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