No Federal Funds to Transport Obama to/from Golf Courses Until WH Tours Resume

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Max E., Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Max E.

    Max E.

    Great idea!

    Congressman Gohmert (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the Continuing Resolution preventing Obama from using federal funds to transport himself to/from a golf course until White House resumes giving tours to the public.

    Today, the White House Vistor's Office sent out an email to interested parties that announces the suspension of all White House Tours due to the sequester cuts.

    Congressman Gohmert is a history enthusiast who frequently gives extended tours of the capitol in the evenings to his constituents. Many tourists come to D.C. this time of year on vacation, specifically to visit the Cherry Blossoms, projected to bloom at the end of the month. These tourists will not be able to take a tour of the White House, and if they scheduled a tour, the tour is cancelled.

    The rules committee in the House is currently deciding whether or not they will allow amendments to be included in the CR. If they decide to allow amendments, Gohmert will attach his amendment.
    Gohmert's amendment reads: 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.

    According to, the president has played 115 rounds of golf since taking office. Townhall's Heather Ginsberg estimates that 341 furloughed jobs could have been saved had the money not been spent of golf trips.
  2. Lucrum


    Great, but does congress have the balls to pass it?
  3. Shall we just ask the President to take Friday's off now too? You know he already works basically 24/7.
  4. pspr


    For sure let's defund any Air Force One trips to Hawaii. If the Obama's want to spend millions on a vacation they can charter a jet themselves. Just save one seat for the guy with the 'football.'
  5. Mav88


    then why didn't he read his health care bill?
  6. Lucrum


    NOT our current president.
  7. Fuck that let him communicate with the guy holding the football by "go to meeting .com".