Would Obama really be petty enough to cancel the White House Easter Egg Roll?

Just when you thought President Obama couldn't get any more petty-minded

by The Humph on 19 March 2013 14:49

Writing a couple of weeks back, I made the point that the Obama administration’s decision to cancel public tours of the White House was a classic play, straight out of the brattish handbook.

Won’t play by my sequestration rules? Fine, I’ll just have to sequestrate my ball back.

Of course, what made this play even more ridiculous was that Obama was cutting off the public’s nose to try and spite the Republican Party. Punishment by proxy.

But just when you thought the administration’s belly couldn’t drop any lower, it has its sights on a new proxy victim: children.

According to the Washington Post, the 135th White House Easter Egg Roll may be cancelled due to a potential government shutdown.

A memo, released by the White House, read:

Finally, by using these tickets, guests are acknowledging that this event is subject to cancellation due to funding uncertainty surrounding the Executive Office of the President and other federal agencies.” 

It continues: 

"If cancelled, the event will not be re-scheduled.  We will notify you if there are any modifications to this event.”

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for slashing government spending; but I don't buy the administration's penny-pinching makeover. It's trivial brinkmanship, plain and simple.

And no matter how many times it's been said, it's worth reiterating: sequestration cuts will mean that federal government will now grow by a 'measely' $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion. Stop sulking, Mr. President.

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