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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    No, they are not a big deal. Yes, they should be avail to the population, but they are not critical to american needs. I'd rather see the money spent on feeding the homeless. I noticed some talking heads on FOX said that they would put their own money in to open it back up. Why not feed people instead? Nawwwww... compassionate conservatives? yeah right!
    There are already very costly programs in place to feed the hungry and homeless. Over 50 million people are already on food stamps, and I don't know how many millions are getting rent subsidies...how much more do you think should be done?

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    There are already very costly programs in place to feed the hungry and homeless. Over 50 million people are already on food stamps, and I don't know how many millions are getting rent subsidies...how much more do you think should be done?
    But there are still people out there who haven't finished soaking the rich. Let them get more money for nothing, and then maybe it'll end.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    • The tour organizer still has her 100k job
    • Most tour guides are unpaid volunteers
    • The Secret Service Agents who had postings specific to tours are simply receiving new postings. They are being paid the same as when there were tours.


    How exactly are they saving money by doing this?

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    • The tour organizer still has her 100k job
    • Most tour guides are unpaid volunteers
    • The Secret Service Agents who had postings specific to tours are simply receiving new postings. They are being paid the same as when there were tours.


    How exactly are they saving money by doing this?
    I ALMOST asked that because I didn't know where the sunk costs were in doing tours, and which could be trimmed.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    But there are still people out there who haven't finished soaking the rich. Let them get more money for nothing, and then maybe it'll end.
    Good afternoon, Gipper.

    What's going to happen when there just isn't the money available any more to continue? That is what worries me.

    "When something can't continue forever, it usually doesn't."

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good afternoon, Gipper.

    What's going to happen when there just isn't the money available any more to continue? That is what worries me.

    "When something can't continue forever, it usually doesn't."
    Hello...and there will always be rich people to soak as long as we live in a free market.

    I mean, the market is still "technically" free...government just isn't. The problem is that the one true monopoly - government - reserves all rights to reach into your pocket at any time for any reason.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Hello...and there will always be rich people to soak as long as we live in a free market.

    I mean, the market is still "technically" free...government just isn't. The problem is that the one true monopoly - government - reserves all rights to reach into your pocket at any time for any reason.
    Yep! Sad, but true.

    What I had in mind is what happens when interest rates start creeping up, and we might be paying one trillion dollars in interest alone. That could not be the best thing to happen to us. sarcasim intended..

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Yep! Sad, but true.

    What I had in mind is what happens when interest rates start creeping up, and we might be paying one trillion dollars in interest alone. That could not be the best thing to happen to us. sarcasim intended..
    America has completely thrown in the towel on ever trying to balance the budget since Clinton left office. Granted, Bush wasn't quite as bad as Obama when it comes to discretionary spending, but he wasn't exactly trying to rein things in. We're on a runaway course now, and all you can do is cushion yourself for the crash.

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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Do they still do those? I guess the petty cash pot dried up.
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    Re: Is no White House tours like Jimmy Carter's no Christmas Tree lighting?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Obama declaring due to the sequester (which limited how much the federal government can increase it's budget this year) that White House tours have to be canceled. This reminds of the historic Jimmy Carter declaring the White House Christmas Tree would not be lite due to a gasoline shortage - although electricity doesn't come from gasoline.

    Does the stunt of the President declaring the government is too broke for White House tours remind you of Jimmy Carter's stunt of not lighting the White House Christmas tree? Is this the same stupid kind of stunt by a President?
    My question is:

    If he didn't how long would it take a Republican to bitch about the money being wasted on White House tours?!?



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