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U.S. President Barack Obama looks over as Speaker of the House John Boehner rises to speak during the unveiling ceremony for the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS
Please Mr. O'Bummer stop being so mean to Boehner and his boys!
House Speaker John Boehner responds to the Obama administration's decision to cancel White House tours in order to comply with sequester-mandated spending cuts:
The President is trying to make it tough on members of Congress. It's just sick. I want to know who is being laid off at the White House.
So there you have it: The official position of House Republicans is that it would be better to lay off more workers than to cancel White House tours, because canceling White House tours makes it "tough" on members of Congress. Don't you feel sorry for them? I mean, it must be awful for them to have to call up campaign contributors who requested White House tour tickets and tell them that the tours have been canceled because of the sequester—the sequester that they created.

If only there were something House Republicans could have done to avoided this great tragedy. You know, something like being willing to replace the sequester with something more reasonable. But they couldn't bring themselves to do that, and now we're stuck with the sequester ... and now that we're stuck with the sequester, the only thing they seem to be upset about is the one thing that impacts them on a personal level. As far as they're concerned, the hundreds of thousands of Americans that their fiscal policies are putting out of work can go take a hike.

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