Skip to comments.Shutdown takes its toll on White House operations (The horror!)
Posted on 10/08/2013 5:11:15 AM PDT by babbabooey
WASHINGTON (AP) Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed, barred even from checking the BlackBerrys they usually clutch like worry beads.
Of the 1,701 advisers, assistants, number-crunchers, butlers, chefs and landscapers who work at the White House on a normal day, fewer than 450 are on duty, according to President Barack Obama's budget office. The rest fall under an unfortunate label that has kept hundreds of thousands of federal workers home: "non-essential."
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Where is Reggie?
Yeah, instead of having his manservant put on his pants, Obama has to put them on himself.
The scene was so funny, I stopped (in the right lane, there was no traffic) just to take in the comedy of it all.
Suddenly a Prius came up behind me (he could have gone around in the left lane) but decided to beep to get me to move. I held my ground until he finally went around. I keep imagining it was probably some disgruntled White House worker checking out the crowds at the WW2 memorial.
Dont forget the landscaper who cares for the veggie garden.
Since the shutdown started, Obama hasn't played a round of golf, as he does almost every weekend. And there was no fancy night at a restaurant for the president and Mrs. Obama, who marked their 21st wedding anniversary Thursday.
What? One THOUSAND ....WHAT? You got to be freakin' kidding me.
To quote Ted Nugent from his magnificent article last week:
"The Fedzilla employs more people than any company on earth, because the beast has hired thousands of inept, careless souls to do the job of a dozen truly capable, accountable individuals."
If anyone wants to read the greatest article written all year, print it out, frame it like I did, here it is:
What about the 22 staffers assigned to Moochelle?
Even her tHighness Hitlery Klintoon only had three.
All other 1st Ladies had only one, and Mrs. Eisenhower paid for hers out of her husband’s salary.
But what about Big Moochies personal staff?
Does she still have her personal toilet flusher?
Has The Keeper Of The Wigs been declared non-essential?
And what about America’s own Caeser, Barackus Obamacus himmself?
Is his personal food taster still employed?
Is he still hosting nightly Rap and Hip-Hop parties for 500 of the First Couple’s closest friends?
only 450 servants? OMG Michelle must be making toaster waffles and sending her wig out to a dry cleaner to get by
btw if renters and leaseholders are being evicted from govt property why haven’t the obamas been escorted out? Different rules for mobile home dwellers and senior citizens than for Chicago grifters?
Sacre bleu! King Louis’ court at Versailles may have to do without the Lord Chamberlain! However WILL His Highness survive? Mon dieu!
IS Mama Robinson still stayin at the White Crib?
that deal with the red carpet really burns me
Oh no - Moochelle may have to actually weed her own garden!!
Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year (24x more than the British Royal Family)
Moochelle is non-essential. As are all of her aids.
Can’t you just see the mooch not able to get out of bed, draperies drawn, door locked crying, “what about my hair, my clothes, my shoes, my vacation, my lobster, my jet?!
I wonder if their ‘wipers’ were sent home.
Or BO’s ‘taster’- you know, the one who wasn’t available the day he was offered food on a peasant walkabout so, he had to turn it down.
1701 White House...employees.....WTF...
A private business could probably do it with under 500 employess...or less
The Obama’s need to be kicked out. The government is shutdown. Why are they allowed to occupy?
Mooch can cook her own damn beenie weenies in her own house not on government land.
What about the guy who walks Bo & his mate, and who cleans up the White Hut lawn after them, for $100,000?
Non-essential. There is much meaning in that term.
BTTT - Throw all the parasites out..
No. That is not true. Is it?
why would these socialists buy a Toyota Prius from an evil capitalist company like Toyota ? why don't they buy a car from a government like DC, the UN , or any government (local state or national)? oh that's right government can't produce a quality automobile to compete with a private for profit company. lol
It's also funny that democrats buy a Prius to save the planet from the global warming hoax when a mini Ice age is really coming( according to the Sun's solar cycle)
Typical tolerant and compassionate lib/prog schtick---get the taxpayers to subsidize endless do-good programs "for the poor" .......and make a buck on it for themselves personally, and to keep the party in power.
That’s what I read. The dog guy makes the big bucks.
What about his diaper?
Why isn’t the Secret Service laid off?
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