Obama: I Didn’t Cancel W.H. Tours, Secret Service and Congress to Blame
The Weekly Standard ^ | MAR 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:59:49 AM by TexasCajun
“[O]ne more question about the spending cuts,” said the interviewer from ABC News. “You’ve been takin’ a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it’s costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?”
“You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But th– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to furlough some folks. What furloughs mean is– is that people lose a day of work and a day of pay,” Obama said, in response.
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