On a recent trip to Key West, my family went on a special Danger Charters cruise to see the Blue Angels. It was a great way to see the show. But that may have been the Blue Angels’ last performance, because their budget is being cut as a result of the sequester. What a joke. It’s yet another example of the government playing games in the name of saving money. Spending on the Blue Angels as a percentage of the total defense budget is peanuts. Not to mention the pittance spent on the White House tours.
But this is all a game to your elected officials. The cancellation of the tours is a psychological blow to Americans handed to them by an inept administration bent on getting the most possible divisiveness out of the sequester. “Announcement of the decision—made in an email from the White House Visitors Office—came hours after The Washington Times reported on another administration email that seemed to show at least one agency has been instructed to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be,” reported the Times. The tours and the Blue Angels give you a sense of pride in the government. Allowing both to be cancelled is offensive and ignorant of the overspending problems in Washington, D.C. It’s time to clean house.