White House warns lawmakers Easter egg roll may be canceled
Another sequester casualty?
- Duration 4:50
- Date Mar 19, 2013
Another sequester casualty?
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Washington getting ready for possible government shut down about a week from now will that happen the Obama administration now warning lawmakers that it might have to cancel.
The annual Easter egg roll on the first of April.
Out of that happens every year expected draw tens of thousands -- the White House set for April 1.
Just a few days after the government could run out of money in the White House is saying quote.
Finally by using these tickets -- or acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty.
Surrounding the executive office of the president other federal agencies have canceled the event will not be.
Rescheduled we will notify you if there are any modifications to this event by the way that was part of the fine print that was given to members of congress when the invites one.
It -- Bob Beckel former democratic campaign manager co host the five for a -- and former deputy assistant president George W.
Bush and gentlemen.
Good morning to you -- who wants to be Peter cotton -- here.
Brad you wanna raise your hand for batterers -- that are -- RAI and let a lot of -- of the mess have they got.
-- themselves into here.
This is at best an exaggeration.
For the president to say that if that an event that is almost entirely funded by corporate donation has to be canceled and don't forget as you pointed out.
These invitations went to every member of congress not only for themselves but their families so this is a shot over the -- a congress that if it's canceled its your fault.
The fact of the matter is Bob that most of this event is underwritten by volunteers.
Who who not only donate their time but money.
So there's very little cost of the government this is a tradition that goes back.
-- decades upon decades and it's a punishment to the people who who -- -- to come with their kids to an event that has become part of public personally for an -- But for now it's on schedule so members of congress can come in but members of the public cannot.
Because the -- have been kept track and album Bob what how do you see this.
-- -- I wanna thank you bill for inviting me to talk about this uplifting story that you -- warning I also wanna take this signs of public service through announcer because sequestration.
Christmas has been canceled -- little so that would be I want you don't want you make news right here on your show to begin today.
Look at it is -- is lot of things I can't think about cutting before I would cut this but having said that.
The truth is there is going to be 85 billion dollars taken out of the economy from the federal government.
There are going to be a lot of people we're going to be hurt by this thing it's not a laughing matter we could take out -- -- -- these outrageous things like this and say here you go again.
But the fact is a lot of -- and lose their jobs a lot of functions of the governor gonna slow down.
And I think that that's nothing that we -- I venison.
All came to -- -- that they expect 35000 people in the South Lawn of the White House for this but yet the public tours are closed.
I'm how expensive is it.
To have 35000 people in one day.
You as a member of congress can -- for family members.
True but the fine print says at least one of the family members has to be -- Under the age of thirteen it's it's just a contradiction that people see right now based on the policy of the White House that goes back -- to the closing of the -- That in retrospect.
Might have been.
Perhaps not the best decision.
Well built to show how incompetent this White House is you -- that the president can't control a three point six trillion dollar annual budget.
He can manage a sixteen trillion dollar deficit but somehow he can't figure out how to how to keep towards open.
For for the American people he can't even figure that out how is he supposed to figure out all these other heady things that Bob is talking about the real serious decisions.
If if he can't even control that which he does control and that's the white.
And I bought another obvious -- about the job loss eventually double level come a bomb a fuel working in the White House.
Would you closed off the -- it's.
I mean it is that the decision you -- reached what -- canceled toilet paper order first.
The the reality is so good luck.
I you know when Brad talk about this is there now boats in Newport News to Virginia in for retrofitting -- have been -- The work on them there appear -- airports are in -- airports are closed down -- -- around the country.
They haven't furloughs done at the border.
There's a lot of things that are going on here that should not -- on the it's not gonna look good if you have 35000.
Members of condos and their family members and the guy I'm not arguing when you well I think is gonna look so ascension -- -- you know I -- -- sensation I think it's a new -- -- go out there and advertise.
Look the reality is if I had we're doing this may -- if there was a way to do it.
I assume that this was something that somebody had to think about this seniors who have people whatever Brett says that -- -- captain -- remember they won reelection by big margins.
Got to listen we got breaking news gentlemen to be continued okay Brett thank you -- thanks yeah.