Fair? No more golf for Obama until Americans can Tour the White House. Maybe the American People should make Obama’s inability to compromise with congress to avoid the sequester as painful as possible
Gohmerts 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.”
Gohmert Blasts White House Over Cancellation of Tours, Introduces Amendment –
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke on the House floor about the announcement made by the White House to cancel all tours due to staffing reductions resulting from sequestration. He talked about an amendment he introduced to the Continuing Resolution which would preventing Obama from using federal funds to transport himself to/from a golf course until White House resumes giving tours to the public.
Gohmert’s Statement on President Obama’s Sequester
Washington – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today concerning President Obama’s press conference on the sequester and funding cuts:“Every single hardworking American taxpayer had a 2% tax increase on January 1st with the payroll tax increase President Obama wanted. Now, the Obama administration is screaming gloom and doom for basically having the same amount of reduction in available spending money because of the sequester. But, it is incredible that the President is acting so indignant when we know and he stated numerous times that the sequester was his idea. Jay Carney has now acknowledged that. Every report of the President’s speech today should include a transcript of the interview he did with the Des Moines register last October, the day after his Iowa debate:
‘[T]he good news is that there’s going to be a forcing mechanism to deal with what is the central ideological argument in Washington right now, and that is: How much government do we have and how do we pay for it? So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place … we’re going to be in a position where I believe in the first six months we are going to solve that big piece of business. It will probably be messy. It won’t be pleasant. But I am absolutely confident that we can get what is the equivalent of the grand bargain. (October 23, 2012, in Des Moines, Iowa)
It is clear by President Obama’s own previous words in different settings that he not only wanted the sequester cuts to go through, he also expected that the Bush tax rates would end and everyone’s taxes would go up. For him to now criticize the very ideas he came up with, he supported, and he originally wanted to occur is grossly inappropriate. The 2% cuts are actually a reduction in the automatically increased spending rather than a real cut and slows the Obama growth in government from 20% to 18%. He refused to sit down with Congress to work an agreement until he finished his expensive nationwide fear tour condemning Congress for not working with him, until the day after the cuts were reality.
Now, his administration has released arrested criminal suspects, is threatening to furlough or cut law enforcement, not protect our border, leave our military in harm’s way without adequate support, cut out vaccinations to children, fire teachers they do not even hire, and now pull FAA personnel from 168 airports –all to punish the country. We have never had an American administration intentionally try to do this much damage to American lives as part of a tantrum demanding more money for government. This is a very serious and sad time for America.”
Congressman Louie Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He also served as Chief Justice of Texas’ 12th Court of Appeals.
— PolitiSite (@Politisite) March 6, 2013
Congressman offers amendment- no transportation to be provided to president for golf until White House tours resumed http://t.co/OW7m2XbFZW
— PolitiSite (@Politisite) March 6, 2013
Kudos to Rep. Gohmert, but make a change: POTUS shouldn't be using public funds to transport himself or his family… http://t.co/94vxTXGYNC
— I Support Calexit (@jbnv) March 6, 2013
— Eva (@goddesslx09) March 6, 2013
Seems the Congressman has Golf on the brain. Seems he thinks Congresswomen Pelosi needs to be hit with a golf Club. Is this Congress or the Playground?
VIDEO: Louie Gohmert jokes about hitting"Nancy Pelosi" w/ golf club http://tinyurl.com/3etlf2p
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) August 12, 2011
- Congressman Offers Amendment Defunding Obama’s Golf
- Gohmert: Oh, we can’t afford WH tours anymore? Okay, how about no golf outings either? (hotair.com)
- Gohmert: No Federal Funds to Transport Obama to/from Golf Courses Until WH Tours Resume (breitbart.com)
- White House Cancels Tours, Email: Make Sequester as Painful as possible (politisite.com)
- White House cancels tours because there’s no money; Americans now unable to say goodbye to the $250 million the Obama administration is sending Egypt (michellemalkin.com)