Congressman Introduces Bill Preventing the President From Using Taxpayer Money to Golf
March 6, 2013  //  By:   //  Economy, President Obama  //  2 Comments   //   392 Views

Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has decided that since the President sees fit to cancel White House tours to the general public under the guise of sequestration and budgetary hardships, that Obama should also make some sacrifices – namely, his golf game.

Via the Shark Tank:

Texas’ feisty Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert  is looking  to ‘handicap’  President Obama’s golf game as he has just  proposed a bill that would keep taxpayers from paying for Obama’s golf outings.

Great stuff! Now someone needs to step up and propose a bill to ban the President from playing in all of those pick-up basketball games in which he plays hoops against Secret Service agents and White House staffers, all of whom are paid with taxpayer dollars.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

As long as President Obama keeps the White House closed to the general public, Rep. Louie Gohmert R-Texas think he shouldn’t be relying on taxpayer dollars to transport him to the golf course.

“None of the funds made available by a division of this Act may be used to transport the President to or from a golf course until public tours of the White House resume,” reads the text of the Amendment.

The White House Visitor Center announced that all public tours would be canceled beginning Saturday March 9 due to the sequestration cuts.

Limiting the endless hours on the golf course shouldn’t be so hard for a guy who likes to claim that ‘everyone needs to have some skin in the game’ during these tough economic times.

About the Author :

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

2 Comments to “Congressman Introduces Bill Preventing the President From Using Taxpayer Money to Golf”
  • A. Truslow
    March 7, 2013 - Reply

    I wish I could find a way for the taxpayers to pay for MY golf games!

  • weneedhelpnow
    March 12, 2013 - Reply

    Shouldn’t the president pay for his own recreation?

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