Obama won’t give up golf, despite sequester

Obama won’t give up golf, despite sequester

While sixth-graders beg President Barack Obama to let them visit the White House, the president will still be practicing his golf swing.

After the Obama administration announced the White House would be canceling all tours due to the sequester, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) suggested that Obama not use federal money for golfing until the White House reopens its doors.

But when asked about this simple request on Friday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to respond and attacked Republicans for calling sequestration cuts “great news” and “cheering” on the cuts.

The White House said that they could not afford the Secret Service necessary to watch over the self-guided White House tours, but Obama’s golf outings also require Secret Service.

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