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  •  So your saying the tours (1+ / 0-)
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    Were more important than the security staff (police and Secret Service agents)?

    WH plainly stated that the tour stoppage was to be able to keep necessary security in place. I'm sorry, but I rate keeping the President safe over being able to look around the public areas.

    Lots of the cuts are petty -- THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE -- the whole sequester is political theater, and I've reached the point where I don't think either side of the problem cares.

    BTW, I'll take people getting a paycheck over a White House tour any day.

    •  Exactly right. (0+ / 0-)

      Especially when cancelling the tours not only preserves critical Secret Service functions, it makes their job a little bit easier by removing any security concerns over tourists. The GOP idea of doing the opposite would magnify threats against President Obama by making the White House less secure, not only through reductions in Secret Service protection, but by leaving a gaping hole in security.

      Registered Buddhacrat

      by clear SKies on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 03:38:39 PM PDT

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    •  Not saying that at all, Moon. (0+ / 0-)

      I'll take people staying on the payroll, too.

      It's about timing and optics. These two things matter a lot on the sequester and for 2014. AS "for a lot of the cuts are petty, 8% in domestic spending cuts is not petty. Neither is even just 2% on health care. (I am, for one, delighted with the cutting and slashing the military as to do, although it will be very artful at it.)

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 03:46:40 PM PDT

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