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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Tragically funny. Give billions to ‘green’ companies that fail, to governments that hate us, and to pay the interest on the debt that this administration spent us into, but they can’t find the money for some guy/woman in an Easter bunny costume and some colored eggs and chocolates.
I guess this means they’re getting tough on spending...
What, can’t the Wookiee get off her gigantic ass and boil up some eggs for the kids? What a useless crowd we have at 1600 Pennsylvania.
We’ll get to hear Obama reading kids’ letters to HIM about how HEARTLESS Republicans deprive them of the Easter Egg Hunt, etc etc
Hell. Obozo’s wookie wife would just read from bunny books instead of from the Bible anyway. Best to just cancel it. ‘Sides, mooselimbs don’t believe Christ was crucified or resurrected anyway, so the illegal alien and his overweight wife can just sleep in Easter Sunday.
Where are the usual cries from the Left, ‘But, but, but, it’s for the children!’
But seriously, this isn’t about the cost. It’s about inflicting as much pain as possible, AND possible about removing any vertige of Easter from the landscape.
Let’s get Congress critters from both chambers pony up for the event. Afterall, we, the taxpayers pay for their haircuts. And I’ll bet that covers coloring, blow drys, shampooing, etc. Call your Representatives and Senators and tell them to pay for their own hair styling! Save the Bunny!
They’re just being silly over there.
What do they possibly think this will gain them?
The next time Ramadan comes around, maybe they can have a Ramadan party on the WH lawn for all to enjoy. Camel meat anyone?
so how is Barney taking it? is he still crying?
As the President said in Illinois, “They dont trim the fat; they cut into muscle and into bone...”
Which is the Easter Egg roll, the muscle of government or the bone?
Why not? It’s not as if the current residents are Christians.
It makes you wonder what traditions the Obamas will throw over the side next.
Bingo.....the Democrats DO have a War on Children....it’s called ABORTION!
I have a feeling this is being done to shut out the public rather than something which is in response to the sequester. Secrecy seems to be the goal of this administration. There really is no logic to this move.
everything is already ordered and paid for...... this is just a circus. They think we are so dumb
another homosexual crap from this white house which only the radical left and libertarians want.
The average person around here are sick and tired of these people and their agenda.
men are men, women are women and it takes two of the opposite sex to reproduce.
Even if they don; not go with God then they sure like to mention Darwin and nature and yet in their view point nature never intended for two of the same to reproduce and which they ignore that point
Only with the incompetents in the WH would they ever considering cancelling something like this/
Its funny to see Obama is getting stingy on cheap services that could be or are already being provided by volunteers...
It shows the world just how pathetic a man Obama really is.