The pettiness in Washington has now reached into the environs of power and corrupted the basic workings of our Republic. With all the problems facing this nation and the added trauma of a President who is purposely inflicting harm on the American people through his sequestration debacle, we have it compounded by a Congress powerless to stop him.
We now have hit an all-time low in legislative intent for our nation. We now need a legislative act to keep our petulant president from golfing (or, to put it in a historical context, to keep Nero from fiddling while Rome burns.
The Washington Examiner tells the full story on this legislative gem from Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert:
As long as President Obama keeps the White House closed to the general public, Rep. Louie Gohmert R-Texas think he shouldn’t be relying on taxpayer dollars to transport him to the golf course.
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,” reads the text of the Amendment.
The White House Visitor Center announced that all public tours would be canceled beginning Saturday March 9 due to the sequestration cuts
In this dystopian world, the American people find themselves caught in the crossfire from this President and Congress, by a government that refuses to act in the best interest of the people by deliberately spending us into bankruptcy. The irony is that the power to end this stalemate and charade lies with Congress if they would only do their duty to the People, the Union, and the Constitution…
My forecast is cloudy with a 100% chance of rain…and bankruptcy for our nation. With a looming economic collapse on the horizon, the only way to get this president’s attention is to limit his visits to the links with the help of a Congress that is currently too busy rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic!
Americans are made of sterner stuff than this petty nonsense.
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