Decisions, Decisions: That Sequestration Thing Is So Pesky!
First, White House tours had to be canceled because of sequestration. Now the cancelations have selectively spread:
- To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, there was enough money to dye green the water in the fountain on the White House south lawn, and to host (at the White House) a reception.
- But the White House will not hold a Jewish History Month event in 2013.
- Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper met at the White House with the Obamas to view the movie 42, about Jackie Robinson.
- Obama hosted a reception at the White House for the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer Champion Los Angeles Galaxy.
- Obama somehow found the money needed to play golf two weekends in a row, so his activities have not been/will not be canceled.
- Obama somehow found the money needed to attend an NCAA "March Madness" basketball game.
- A White House reception and performance in honor of "Memphis Soul Sound" as part of "In Performance at the White House" is scheduled for April 9.
Will the Cinco de Mayo celebration be canceled? Don't holds your breath -- Obama plays politics with sequestration cancelations, and there is currently a battle for the Hispanic vote.
Deciding what events to cancel could become quite problematic for Obama and the White House. Obama is, indeed, picking what is and what is not to be canceled because of the sequester.
Bottom Line: The Executive Branch (that's Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama), not the Legislative Branch (that's Congress), decides what cancelations get made.
Dr. Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University. He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making. He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired. Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He blogs at rwno.limewebs.com.