Mike Huckabee News
Mar 16 2013
The federal government is giving new meaning to the term “Penny wise and pound foolish”… When President Obama canceled White House tours because of the sequestration, it seemed like the kind of cut designed to be as inconvenient as possible, and sour Americans on spending cuts. But to be fair, canceling the tours did save money. So it’s reasonable to ask, “How much?” ABC News calculates that 30 guides at $30 an hour for 20 hours a week costs $18,000 a week. Admittedly, that IS a lot of money…anywhere other than Washington. There, a single golf weekend with Tiger Woods could’ve covered the tour costs for a year and three weeks. Air Force One costs over $180,000 an hour to fly. How many hours did Obama spend flying around the country to warn us about the sacrifices these spending cuts would impose? Just one hour less on Air Force One would’ve paid the tour guides’ salaries for 10 weeks. Instead of canceling tours of the White House, maybe our leaders should sit down and take a guided tour of their own budgets.