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Obama Cancels WH Tours – Has Staff Of Seven

Yesterday, March 5th, Congressional offices received the following letter from the White House Visitors Office:

White House cancels tours, cites sequestration cuts

ATTN Interested Parties,

Due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration, we regret to inform you that White House Tours will be canceled effective Saturday, March 9, 2013 until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reschedule affected tours.

We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season. For updates regarding this situation, please contact the White House Visitors Office 24 Hour Hotline at (202) 456-7041.


White House Visitors Office

For the record, a person has to go through their Congressman to arrange a White House tour. And they usually have to be scheduled more than one month in advance. So this notice was a little late in coming.

The White House Visitors Office is located in the East Wing of the White House. It employs seven people. Besides arranging White House tours, they also oversee the White House Easter Egg roll. (Which undoubtedly will be the next item sacrificed on the altar of sequestration.)

The White House tours themselves are actually "self-guided." A detail that no news media outlets is bothering to report.

Meanwhile, we have this from the irrepressible Louie Ghomert, via the Washington Examiner:

No more golf for Obama until White House tours resume, Gohmert says

By Michal Gohmert | March 5, 2013

In response to an announcement by the White House that it will end public tours due to sequestration, Rep. Louie Ghomert, R-Texas, filed an amendment to the House GOP’s six-month continuing resolution that would prevent President Obama from using federal dollars to go golfing, a favorite pastime of his, until the tours are reinstated.

Gohmert’s amendment to H.R. 933 states:

“None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the president to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume.”

‘Breast [sic] for tat.’ We love it.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Obama Cancels WH Tours – Has Staff Of Seven”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    But it’s my house.

    Not his house.

  2. bousquem25 says:

    Wow, I wonder if he took a few less days of flying across the country for golf and campaign speeches then there would be tours. But with Barry in the house, all that matters is getting his way like a spoiled 5 year old.

  3. canary says:

    If Obama cancelled just one golf game, the White House tours could continue.

    It was the excess Obama’s personal body and security guards and paying them overtime among other White House upkeep that led to closing to the White House Tours to halt.

    The enormous number of body guards having to oversee the new planting of Michelle Obama’s personal garden of rare herbs and lettuce, removing debris, retooling the soil…

    The over the top new Spring flowers landscaping to also provide an endless supply of sweet nectar for the WH honey bee hives that needed maintenance and cleaning the Obama Beer brewery have all led to closing White House tours.

    In fact the closing of the White House for tours was done souly for maintenance and reconstruction

    The enormity of guarding for parties, traveling, and decor for the inauguration following the lavish and decorating with 54 Christmas trees, and recent Spring landscape planting, yet alone, people coming and going getting the White House food garden planted and “bee hive cleaning and maintenance for brewing “Obama beer” has just ran down Security costs to the ground.

    Further aside these non- precedent White House maintenance of party’s and gardens, body guards constantly having to retrieve the White House Koran Thomas Jefferson had in order to understand the barbarians robbing our ships.

    Less significant is the recent money allotted this term to WH Green Smart Infrastructure overhaul to the White House. I think most missed Obama claiming the WH had cold drafts, and you can bet the duck tape the EPA recommends is not fuel cost lowering improvements the White House is planning.

    • canary says:

      Further reasons the White House tours have been stopped is because WH Green Conferences
      such as the White House Storm Water Sept 2012 Conference was held at the White House instead of the many available buildings in the area.

      We will see more and more needless meetings as the above meeting held at the White House than ever in history.

      It is fair to say providing these White House Conferences will grow in number and the costs will be staggering. It would be impossible to work in tours to the public in the midst.


      This huge conference was held at the White House so Obama.

      Republicans need to see if the White House itself is funneling the rain water from the White House roof into contemporary rain barrels and drains to the White House rare Herbs, Lettuce and Peas. These new regulations would make a White House pool feasible as a man made EPA Watershed since it is on Federal property.

  4. canary says:

    White House tours closed do to ATF and FDA witnessing documentary of tours being given showing the White House Beer being Brewed in the House, to include unregulated honey bee hives with now FDA warning that honey can be toxic to infants.

    Law enforcement and Safety Personal became alarmed when in Sept 2012 after visiting a University in VA, Obama randomly surprised his body guards with no notice demanding they stop at a Fire Station. Violating Federal and State safety regulations, both ATF and FDA requirements, Obama proceeded taking and handing out beer from the case to the on duty Fire Men. The amber bottles containing what Obama said to be beer, had no labels on them as to their contents or volume of alcohol. Further there was no warning on the bottles that it contained honey which can be lethally toxic to infants and young children.

    Thus, until the White House is found to be safe of explosive and dangerous brewing methods being done in the White House and Kitchen. Also, the White House bee’s lured to the new Spring flowers planted around the entrance due to normal food crops being doormat from winter, led hives of bees to the flowers and holly berrys around the White House entrances and exists.

    The FDA and DOA sent a warning to the White House:

    “… people with insect sting allergy, a bee sting may trigger a dangerous anaphylactic reaction that is potentially deadly… further

    …Honey bee stings release pheromones that prompt other nearby bees to attack….(!)

    Wildlife conservatives became further concerned for the well-being of the honey bees themselves, who were dying from intoxication; overdosing and accidents from flying while impaired and under the influence of alcohol.

    Further the FDA and DOA were critical of no warning as to other lack of health warnings, such as heart conditions, liver damage, and no warning of not driving or operating equipment.


    Obama handing out illegal alcohol to Firemen at Fire Dept.



    Official White House Beer Brewery and Bee Hive Tour Documentary (seriously)


    The White House and Cabinet leaders have fallen short of an official recall of the potentially dangerous ale, by warning Colorado politicians, Democratic Convention attendees, to avoid
    bad publicity.

  5. canary says:

    Further evidence White House Brewery closed White House for Pubic Tours do to excess Security needed. Imagine what this cost Tax payers.

    USA Today: Beer Stand Owner: Obama Visit Cost Me $25,000

    By David Jackson 8/14/2012

    The owner of a famous beer stand at the Iowa State Fair says President Obama’s visit last night cost him as much as $25,000.

    The Bud Tent, which has been serving fairgoers for 65 years, had to be shut down to the public during the presidential drop-in; patrons had to be screened and scanned before being allowed entry.

    “I was in a position to make a campaign donation against my will,” said third-generation owner Mike Cunningham II to the Des Moines Register.

    “I wouldn’t have voted for (Obama) before,” Cunningham said. “I won’t again.”

    Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, stoked the flap with a Tweet today: “How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite.”

    Cunningham played the gracious host during the president’s visit ­ smiled, posed for photos, raised a beer with Obama, gifted him a “Save Water; Drink Beer” T-shirt.

    (Read more and see tawdry photo of Obama at beer-stand)

  6. wirenut says:

    How much more “diversity” and “transparency” can this Nation endure? Just how many people were “cut-loose”,
    just to fix the “King” his breakfast? The WH. is, “Our House”, with a resident. Cutting off access to us,
    only builds the bubble of (self-importance).

    • canary says:

      The Secret Obama and Democratic BIG DIG lie of closing tours of the WH due to budget cuts.

      A a secret project called the BIG DIG got underway and now they are not only moving the oval office, but building “TWO OVAL OFFICES”.

      If you recall, when Obama first moved into the White House, Americans were told no infrastructure or redecorating would be funded.

      On the contrary tax payers have been paying millions if not billions of dollars on the “The BIG DIG” Secret Tunnel project.

      Furthermore, Security Guards are all ready burdened with Obama’s celebrity friends, athletes, and donors who have constant access to the White House, the TOP Secret White House Project and protecting Obama’s golf games.

      Bits from the “white house dot gov 1 dot info forward slash tunnel forward slash”


      In 2010, the White House West Wing underground command center project secretly got underway.

      The construction equipment arrived and tall fences went up around the West Wing of the White House. An initial ill-conceived scheme to deceive the public about the true nature of the construction led to the widespread reporting of a mere “utility upgrade” project. However, the massive scope of the construction led to many questions and outrageous conspiracy theories.

      While some officials in federal government agencies had access to this secret information, most Americans were left in the dark.

      In a spirit of openness and transparency, the Obama Administration has decided to set the record straight.

      Building Our New West Wing Underground Command Center

      …Because of limits in technology at that time, the project was deferred. Fifty years later, the DUCC is finally becoming a reality….

      Unlike the old Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)…

      Temporary Relocation of the Oval Office – 2013

      At some point in the future, much of the West Wing of the White House, including the Oval Office, will be relocated to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door to allow for the installation of the wiring, elevators, and secret entrances to the new command center below them.

      It is imperative that the President be able to safely evacuate to the command bunker below without having to leave the Oval Office.

      The existing trap door under the President’s desk leading down to the Secret Service “Horsepower”…

      A secondary Oval Office will be built in the south end of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

      The Secret Service is working closely with the construction crews providing top secret security specifications for the windows, walls, and access points for the President’s new workplace.

      Presidential Executive Command and Control System Relocation.

      Currently, the President has access to a large suite of Executive Command and Control applications via a PC located in his personal study outside the Oval Office.

      Some of these applications include the Cyber Warfare Command and Online Nuclear Launch Codes……

      The White House Tunnel System

      …The White House was deteriorating and it was determined that massive reconstruction was required.

      President Truman relocated to the nearby Blair House for three years while the interior of the White House was completely rebuilt with concrete and steel beams…

      The Secret Metro Tunnels

      The Washington Metro is a subway system that serves the Washington DC area. It “officially”… directed the development of a secondary secret underground rail system built alongside the public one.

      This secret tunnel system currently connects…

      The estimated completion date and exact route of this ambitious tunnel expansion plan remains classified.

      Planned White House Tunnel System Expansion Map

      Continuity of Government – Planning for the Unthinkable

      In the event of a CATASTROPHIC NATIONAL EMERGENCY, the White House is authorized to operate a SHADOW GOVERNMENT…….


      Buried deep within the 98-page FEMA plan is the strategy for the mass evacuation and relocation of every federal government agency including The White House and the military in response to an exceptional catastrophic event within the National Capital Region. Each agency ….

      There is currently a secret train that runs between DC’s Union Station and Mt. Weather and is under the protection of the TSA Federal Air Marshals. In addition, there is a fleet of specialized vans and trucks…

      Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC)

      The PEOC was built six stories below ground under the East Wing to provide the President with a secure meeting place in the event of an emergency….


      As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to make this White House the most open and transparent in history, we’ve released over three million White House Visitor Access records including the ones below related to meetings held in the PEOC (click below to view the report)

    • canary says:

      Seriously, Proof they are lying taken right off the WH link I wrote out. This is edited off the official WH site and . If you want to go to the link you can see pictures, video and more. It would be interesting to go through “millions of pages” on visitors, but who wants to download it?

      So, Now we know where the increase of construction job numbers came from.

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