Skip to comments.W.H. to Congress: Easter Egg Roll could be canceled (Updated)
Posted on 03/18/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
The next casualty of sequestration could be the Easter Bunny at least according to a White House e-mail that recently landed in Capitol Hill inboxes.
The White House warned Congress that budget uncertainties could nix the annual Easter Egg Roll for kids, which is planned for April 1.
[B]y using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies, the White House cautioned, according to two Capitol Hill sources who provided the language. If cancelled, the event will not be rescheduled.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said last week that the egg roll would go forward, although he left open the possibility that that could change. (Update: A White House official said Monday that the egg roll is still going forward. More below.)
The administration has faced a backlash from Congress and late-night comics for canceling tours of the White House to save money as part of the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts, known as sequestration, that went into effect March 1. And there has also been criticism that the Easter Egg roll would go forward while the tours would not.
On Friday, Carney got into a contentious back-and-forth on Fox News and said the egg roll is for a lot of military families and it's paid for by the sale of ceremonial eggs and outside donations. "Its a totally different budget," he said. "These are apples and oranges."
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There, fixed it.
I remember a story a few years ago that the Obama’s hated the White House tours and having to mix with regular citizens.
I think that is why these things are being cancelled.
I triple dog dare them!
To quote HIllary from the early days at one of their first White House tours, “We just screwed all of these people.”
Makes sens.. Muslims don’t celebrate Easter anyway.
Just saving more pocket money for the Obama's when they go on their next expensive vacation somewhere.
There are many things to be ordered for this event...including a design for an egg.
They're toying with us.
Cancel the event....but don't you dare go on vacation.
And, and, and no more parties in the WH!
No wait, scratch that last one.
You can bet if it were called the Ramadan Falafal Roll there would be on talk of cutting it from the budget.
The Democrats have a War on Children!
Michelle seems to have all black kids at her events...I think she’s a real whitey hater....more than him. He gives a damn for no one. What father tells his girls...if you kill your babies because they’re inconvenient, it’s okay with me.
Wait a minute, Conservatives! Don’t you realize that canceling the egg-roll will help help reduce the $16-trillion debt?
I wish America would have cancelled the obamas in November. Mitt wasn’t a great candidate, but I do feel sure that with his background,he would have made some good choices - versus what this president has done since day 1.
Actually if you look carefully they always slip in a token whitey and a token asian - I suspect there is someone on the WH staff whose job it is to see to this.
They should cancel all the activities at the White House.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
They’re going to have a condom hunt instead.... you know, eggs being a fertility sign of Spring and all from the paganism types.
Then they gonna look for obamaumao’s boyfriends.
Moochelle’s Spring Break vacation supposedly starts on Saturday.
Hey there, Silvie! How goes it?
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