Don't try to defend this a want.
There is no defending the stupidity of this sequester hoop-la.
quote: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.
Then I simply point out that it takes more than interns on site when White House tours are operating.
quote: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.
they're going to need more than free interns secure the place.
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.
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.
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.”
quote:It is the 'people's house.'
the White House is the 'people's house.'
This is ridiculous. Interns give these tours. Interns cost nothing. This is all theater.
the public is not going to like all his manure he's doing.