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Boehner: Who's getting laid off at the White House?
Politico44 A Living Diary of the Obama Presidency ^ | 3/6/13 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 03/06/2013 11:46:48 AM PST by ColdOne

House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday suggested the White House is being less than candid about how it is implementing sequester cuts to its own budget and said the decision to cancel White House tours is politically motivated.

"The President is trying to make it tough on members of Congress," Boehner told CNBC's Larry Kudlow. "It's just silly. I want to know who is being laid off at the White House. The Capitol is open for tours. We've been planning for this for months."

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1 posted on 03/06/2013 11:46:51 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
HERE is the White House staff.
2 posted on 03/06/2013 11:49:24 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, if they’re no longer doing tours (a stunt just intended to piss off the public), did those tour guides get laid off? If not, what ARE they doing now? Just sitting around?


3 posted on 03/06/2013 11:51:29 AM PST by bigbob
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To: ColdOne
Obama should do his share and only accept minimum wage.
4 posted on 03/06/2013 11:52:16 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ColdOne

You go from one democrat president to the next one and you barely have to change headlines............


5 posted on 03/06/2013 11:55:14 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: ColdOne

With all the various sexes represented in this evil White Hut who is getting LAID?


6 posted on 03/06/2013 11:55:52 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: bigbob

I heard that the White House tour guides are unpaid volunteers. Thousands of taxpaying tourists who planned their Washington D.C. vacations months in advance are getting screwed for nothing. Typical 0bama b.s.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 11:57:19 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: bigbob

The tours are self-guided. Plus nowadays you just can’t walk in off the streets for a tour. You have to arrange it ahead of time through your congressperson. Given that so many of us don’t want to make the effort, plus I personally wouldn’t ask my idiot congressman for anything, I wonder how many people does the White House get for their tours.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 11:57:42 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Au contraire, mon ami.

(A little French lingo there to demonstrate the esteem in which I hold the froggies.)

There are, at last count, over 1,000 employees in the White Hut and the annex. We have assorted homosexuals, lesbians, transgendered wierdos, et al amongst all the other sex starved heterosexuals.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 11:58:37 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: forgotten man

Who in the hell wants to see the White Hut while this moronic, phony Chicago sewer rat hangs out there?


10 posted on 03/06/2013 12:00:13 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ColdOne
Boehner, you idiot!

Why don't you bring up the 16,000 new IRS agents hired to enforce the Obamacare taxes?

Why don't you bring up the 38(?) "CZARS" the Administration hired plus all their staffs?

Why don't you bring up the 1.6 BILLION rounds of hollow point ammunition DHS has purchased?

Why don't you bring up the 2,700 MRAP armored personnel carriers DHS has purchased?

There are so many extravagancies in this Administration.

For God's sake, Boehner, learn from Alinsky - USE RIDICULE ON THEM! Do you need help with more?

11 posted on 03/06/2013 12:02:52 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: bigbob

Well this jive ass punk pissed me off and last night I wrote him a note that in no uncertain circumstances told this punk what I thought of him.
I expect the secret service to shoot me with a drone shot as I drive at any minute.
Also wrote cbs,nbc,abc and fox and told them what I thought of them for not holding this magic negro accountable the same as they did noxon???


12 posted on 03/06/2013 12:03:00 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ColdOne
It's not really the tour guides, because people use those self-guided audio sticks. So it's the cost of replacing the batteries that was sequestered.

But no, those things are rechargable, so it's not the batteries - it's the electricity to recharge them that was sequestered.

But no, the White House uses more electricity than Al Gore's house, so you wouldn't really notice the recharging of those little talkie sticks. So it's the...

You know, I don't really know...

-PJ

13 posted on 03/06/2013 12:03:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: fatnotlazy

With Obama in the crap house I won’t even go in the vicinity of DC or northern VA, even though I have family there, much less the crap house.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 12:04:27 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: ColdOne

Now that Boehner has stopped crying long enough to complain that his constituents can no longer call their Representative and get a White House tour , how about he starts asking about giving millions to Christian killing Egypt.

Ask about some of these things being cut.
* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings.
> * Save America ‘s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings.
> * International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings.
>
> * Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings.
> * National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings.
> * National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual Savings.
> * Hope VI Program — $250 million Annual savings.
> * Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
> * Eliminate duplicating education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last
> Congress), authored by
>
> Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
> * U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings.
> * WoodrowWilsonCenter Subsidy — $20 million annual savings.
> * Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47
> million annual savings.
> * JohnC.StennisCenter Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
> * Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
> * Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings.
> * Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
> * Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
> * Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings.
> * Technology Innovation Program — $70 Million annual savings.
> * Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual
> savings.
> * Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization — $530 million
> annual savings.
> * Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings.
> * New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings.
> * Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their
> Historical
> Trading Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
> * Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants — $2.5 billion annual savings.
> * Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
> * Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings.
> * Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings.
> * Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion
> annual savings.
> * Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings.
> * Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings.
> * Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
> * Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
> * U.S. Agency for InternationalDevelopment — $1.39 billion annual savings.
> * General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings.
> * Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150
> million annual savings.
> * Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 millionsavings over ten years.
> * No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual
> savings.
> * End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
> * Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually.
> * IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it
> offers


15 posted on 03/06/2013 12:08:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: eCSMaster

http://www.usajobs.gov
want to see a non-hiring freeze,visit the govs job board


16 posted on 03/06/2013 12:12:42 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: eCSMaster
On the contrary, I think the cut of White House tours item will resonate far more with a wider swathe of the public than any of the things you listed. It continues to perpetuate the sequester lies Obama told over the last several weeks and we need to milk that for as long as possible.

WH tour cuts sound petty even to libs.

17 posted on 03/06/2013 12:19:38 PM PST by what's up
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To: ColdOne

That’s progress. Twenty years ago during the Clinton administration, the question would not have included the word “off”.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 12:20:49 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: steve86

The Obamas can even soil the Smithsonian. Last time in DC, I toured the museum. There was a display of First Lady gowns. The one for Michelle was the ugliest rag I’ve ever seen.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 12:29:51 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: ColdOne
All of the following should be laid off:

President Barack Obama

Vice President Joe Biden

First Lady Michelle Obama

Dr. Jill Biden

The Cabinet

White House Staff

Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors

Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco

Counselor to the President Peter Rouse

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer

Executive Office of the President

Other Advisory Boards

20 posted on 03/06/2013 12:32:18 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: IbJensen

The cost to run the Executive branch runs to about $1.5 billion. Now a lot of that involves maintaining the fleet of jets that are called Air Force 1 but nevertheless it is a huge budget with lots of room for trimming.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 12:54:38 PM PST by xp38
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To: fatnotlazy

The White Hut would have to be fumigated at least six times before I’d visit it.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 12:55:24 PM PST by bgill
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To: ColdOne; Roscoe Karns
Who's getting laid off at the White House?

Beautiful. Mr. Speaker, whoever advised you to say this, use them for all of your statement advice in the future.

As suggested by awesome Rep. Louie Gohmert, hopefully 0's golf game will take a hit too ...

Damn that Gohmert. No golf until the sequester is over.
picture source: FReeper RoscoeKarns lives on (where have you gone roscoe?)

24 posted on 03/06/2013 1:04:05 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ColdOne
Maybe we could start with cutting the First Lady’s staff back to 2007 levels. She could be the first, First Lady to give up so much for the Country she feels so proud of now.
25 posted on 03/06/2013 1:10:29 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ColdOne

VP Joe Biden, thinking out loud:

“OK—here’s the condumdrum.
“You got `Jack’ and `Jill’, right?
“Both good kids, both children of good Democrats working as tour guides in the White House.
“The Republicans have wrecked the economy, once again, with this whole Seekwester—whatever!—thingee, so whatchugonna do?

“Lay `Jill’ or `Jack’ off? Both? Huh? What a world, what a world.
“We’re stuned, these are series questions and we demand answers.”


26 posted on 03/06/2013 1:19:31 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: eCSMaster; All
In case you missed it, WaPo yesterday reviewed a book by former Rep Bob Ney. In it, Ney describes Boehner thusly..

"He was a chain-smoking, relentless wine drinker who was more interested in the high life - golf, women, cigarettes, fun, and alcohol."

Ouch!! That's gotta smart. Here's the link

27 posted on 03/06/2013 1:22:07 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: bigbob
did those tour guides get laid off? If not, what ARE they doing now? Just sitting around?

The actual tour guides, as I understand it, are volunteers. They do not get paid.

28 posted on 03/06/2013 1:53:09 PM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: bigbob

I believe that the WH tour guides are unpaid volunteers.


29 posted on 03/06/2013 1:56:46 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Servant of the Cross

Looter Guy driving the golf cart.

Well done.


30 posted on 03/06/2013 1:58:49 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: mountainlion
“Obama should do his share and only accept minimum wage.”

Romney took one dollar a year as Governor of MA. But that ship has sailed.

31 posted on 03/06/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by Makana
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 6:49:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

still hangin’ in there


33 posted on 03/08/2013 9:26:09 AM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: Roscoe Karns

Great to hear! Please post as able. I for one need your humor in these dark times.


34 posted on 03/08/2013 10:12:27 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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