White House: WE MUST CANCEL ALL TOURS BECAUSE OF SEQUESTRATION!!!!!! (Also, We’re Hiring! Apply Within!)
The White House suddenly canceled tours of . . . the White House — blaming (you guessed it) sequestration:
Sorry, Washington-bound spring-breakers. Your White House tours have been canceled.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will cancel all tours starting this weekend, due to sequester cuts. The move prompted swift condemnation from Republican lawmakers, who described the decision as the latest attempt to make the sequester seem worse than it is.
“It’s politically motivated,” Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., told Fox News. “It seems childish — take my ball and go home.”
Are Republicans right? Here’s one hint, from the Washington Times:
The sequester cuts are now officially in place, but many government agencies appear to be hiring freely anyway.
The U.S. Forest Service on Monday posted help-wanted ads for a few good men and women to work as “recreation aides” this summer, the Internal Revenue Service advertised for an office secretary in Maryland, the U.S. Mint wanted 24 people to help press coins, and the Agriculture Department said it needs three “insect production workers” to help grow bollworms in Phoenix.
Monday marked the first regular workday under sequestration, and federal agencies posted more than 400 job ads by 6 p.m.
There are children who will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the White House who will be denied that opportunity so Barack Obama can score some cheap political points, in his quest to do Absolutely Nothing about our budget problems other than continually call for more and more and more taxes on the “rich.”
The dishonesty and smug lack of caring is no less infuriating for having become commonplace.