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This went straight -- the politicians including our president didn't do their jobs and now that children get punished by the White House.
What's wrong with this picture.
Spring break begins for schoolchildren across the country.
Thousands of students travel to Washington.
Trips funded by bake sales of other events throughout the year will allow students to take in Washington's historic landmark 67 -- -- -- white.
Have some White House tourists it was a travesty -- that night.
Bet they won't -- if there's no question that we believe.
Regular folks out there.
We're being unnecessarily harm by imposition of this question.
I wish we could go and bad yeah.
We can't decide -- things to do you should be able to explode the White House and -- -- to -- about -- about in the country and billions.
To -- applies to.
The White House in the executive office of the president.
As it does to the rest of the executive branch.
Can't -- Scott I think it's obviously that -- robbing children of education would have been nice.
Would have been nice it's disappointing -- it's not open for tours how do you guys -- until after being canceled.
The sequester cutting into spring break plans for many American school children but it is not stopping President Obama from traveling the weekly standard Steve Hayes joins us disease these.
-- -- -- it's not unusual for presidents travel they all do but this is a very different time right now we are in a sequester I'm your thoughts about the cancellation the White House tours -- -- presence -- travels.
Well look it's one thing the president needs to travel for -- for his official business and I think we all know that that's part of -- Do the job and and you know the president needs to get places he needs to see people in person we get that.
What I think is less understandable at least from the perspective of the public the American public.
Is these extra trips whether it's an extra night in Paris by Joseph Biden -- whether it's.
Family vacations whether it's the president's golf trips those -- kind of things that.
In this current context.
The sequester and cutbacks elsewhere shouldn't look good for the president.
Here it's got nothing on vacations in presents take out vacations that's not a new show I think this fun you know -- what catches my eyes -- -- the nuanced family vacations like this.
Is that instead of going on vacation together answer minimizing the cost the president goes off the Florida -- golf with Tiger Woods right and the rest of his family goes off to -- and and did his ski and enjoyed the mountains of Colorado whereas most American families of their locking up to take vacations.
-- really locking up to don't separately this sort of that there be a pick and choose agreement -- this year we're gonna go play golf.
And I think you know that's sort of the teen years aspect of it I don't think he realizes at least I -- -- stands up to me.
Yeah I think that's right and look look at this above the things that are -- I'm worried about with respect to the country.
This is low on the list but just in terms as you suggest of how it looks to the American public you're going off you're using taxpayer money.
You're taking separate vacations there and they're little steps that I think the president.
And the family in the White House could be doing.
To make it look like they get it they understand.
That when you're canceling White House -- we're talking about people being furloughed when here.
But when you raising the the prospect of of people being laid off.
-- you ought to be a little self conscious about what you're doing with your own travel.
I don't know maybe -- but I think it looks very different what -- take a vacation in Martha's Vineyard which is a very survived a leap plays a very expensive place.
Or do you think the family out to like Yellowstone -- Disney World or someplace else that more Americans are likely to go to we almost say I realize he's not he's not gonna run again.
But those are messages and then there's small messages and not did DO so critical.
But -- -- reflects.
I think a little bit on on the choices this White House makes it it would look better and sequester.
And times of high unemployment an analyst says -- an economy that -- his -- and they just feel a little bit smarter about how I vacations do you agree or disagree.
No I do agree anyhow about the Wisconsin Dells -- -- to put in a plug for our.
Our native state look I think there are plenty of ways the president could have done this -- -- of us.
A lot better than he did I think if you're if you're looking at a from the perspective of the White House and you're looking out of the country.
You probably think but these are the kinds of criticisms we heard from conservatives we heard from Republicans going back before the election.
And they didn't have any immediate elect moral consequences quite plainly -- -- president want anyone -- pretty reasonably.
You know I think he probably says it didn't hurt me before the election it's not -- -- -- now I'm not that worried about it and you know -- the chips fall where they may.
-- I think -- I would have been if I act -- is -- -- so much attention that would notice it's so much it before he left town he made sunset provision -- some resources so that he could open up the White House to all these kids coming -- because of that -- clear with children this time if we don't -- -- what she don't know about that this really is spring break and all his kids coming from around.
The United States to see the White House -- -- their right chance minute and -- to an event bake sales have done all this stuff for.
Buddy if he had made some -- provision for the children.
They have come from all over the -- states and said you know I'm opening this up for the White House -- they can have a tour and then gone on these vacations if I wouldn't -- -- would've caught at least what caught my attention so much at least it did something.
Yeah I think that's right I mean look remember the president and the and the White House they refuse the flexibility that Republicans were offering them.
From congress -- big Republican said we're gonna allow you to to move things around so that you can -- the things that you do you important.
And not fun things that you don't end the president refused that even after he had that criticize Republicans basically for not offering matter for not.
Allowing any flexibility within the context -- the sequestered so for the president to be canceling these White House -- For kids to be there I think that and not be able to go to the White House I think that looks bad for -- the president.
Particularly because of the kinds of vacations that he's been taking.
Boy outside these kids are really excited in the White House really is spectacular really is fun it's really excite you read about in school.
And that you'd like BO it's at least if you're in Washington just to take that quick tour and you know at first and it realized you know early on -- what impact would have on these kids but more and more I see it every day here in Washington Steve I'm.
Thank you come -- -- sounds.
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