Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Well it turns out as you might guess that stopping the federal government from spending money is harder than -- shopping the snow from following.
That's what we saw in Washington today and true to form the government sent everybody home for a day off with pay -- -- act.
Suffice it to say Arab Peter Barnes made it into work as did lots of other people who work for private business and here is why.
According to the eight.
Less than an inch of precipitation falling at Reagan national airport by mid day.
Apparently it was mostly a rain event in our nation's capital the snow hit farther south in Virginia.
In addition to the snow day there was spending at the Transportation Security Administration.
Even as Janet -- -- warned of long lines at airports and even open the doors to illegal aliens.
Yes -- it's within the federal government spent fifteen million dollars on new uniforms for agents some of which will undoubtedly be produce in Mexico.
Adding insult to injury.
And then there's this this White House -- political -- for our you know one of those people with a fancy penmanship.
Turns out that clip that collect -- gets paid almost 97000.
Dollars a year further this person.
Is the chief Coley -- she has two deputies who make nearly as much.
In these tough times of austerity have you not heard of the it's -- system that uses the web not fancy writers it's considered very 21 century to send invitations this way.
I'm sure the heads of state you have to the White House well they wouldn't mind at all.
Have to ask yourself happily motivate the president to get serious about cutting spending what are we have to do.
Well Louis -- the Republican congressman from Texas as an idea that could work.
-- -- filed an amendment to the continuing resolution bill to keep government funded that would bar the president from traveling to a golf course on the public dime.
Since a president can't get anywhere without public expense like the costs transportation of the Secret Service detail follows him around.
It's impossible for him to make it to a golf course.
Without spending public dollars.
Isn't that the appropriate way to react to the fiscal crisis the president has called draconian and Jurassic.
Eye off the top till things get better.
That's thinking hit and where matters.
By the way just in -- -- worry Uncle Sam will go broker waste away to nothing just remember tax revenues are expected to rise this year to two point seven trillion dollars.
That's 11% higher than last year and the highest level on record since the recession started in 2007.
Don't worry it's all going to be okay -- Armageddon the sun will come up tomorrow.
Filter by section