Obama Cuts Citizen’s Whitehouse visits but spends $1M on Golfing In Florida

(BrightCitizen.com) Obama, in a political move to try to get his enemies to raise taxes has tried to creative a look of trouble at the Whitehouse.  He cuts American’s rights to visit and tour Whitehouse while spending $1M USD on a trip to play golf with Tiger Woods in Florida.  On March 5, Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert filed an amendment to a House resolution that would prohibit federal funds from being spent on Obama’s golf trips until public tours of the White House resumed.

Gohmert referenced press reports pegging the cost of a recent Florida golf outing Obama took with Tiger Woods at $1 million. He also cited press reports saying 341 federal workers could have been spared furloughs if Obama had stayed home.

“The president’s travel expenses alone, for the golfing outing with Tiger Woods, would pay for a year of White House visits,” Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer said Thursday. “So I suggest that perhaps he curtail the travel.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/08/white-house-public-tours-on-hold-first-family-trips/

Obama says US needs to cut costs, Then Raises Salaries of Government Employees

(BrightCitizen.com)  For all Barak Obama’s talk about the government’s need to be responsible, he doesn’t seem to think it matters when it comes to paying himself or his friends in government.

Barak signed an executive order raising salaries of members of congress last week to give more tax money to members of congress to take home.  News reports

Rank-and-file members of Congress would all see a $900 bump next year — up from $174,000. Congressional leaders will receive a slightly higher raise, with the House speaker receiving a $1,100 salary increase to $224,600. The top two Senate leaders will see pay rise $1,000, to $194,400.

Vice President Biden, meanwhile, will see his pay increase from $225,521 last year to $231,900 after his raise goes into effect March 27, 2013.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/31/obama-gives-congress-pay-raise/