Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Government Shuts Down on same day the Affordable Health Care Act becomes the law

The week leading to the the October 1st Government Shutdown and the kickoff of the Obamacare exchange implementation was quite busy for President Obama. During this time, he: received 4 daily briefings; met with Prime Ministers Netanyahu and Singh, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, his speech writing Director; and held a Cabinet meeting.

While the President refused to work with Congress to negotiate an American budget (one of his elected duties), Mr. Obama instead chose to make a historic phone call to the President of Iran, offering to work together with him. Thus, it seems the President was telling American that he is more interested in Iran than he is in our own country.

American Taxpayers paid for this

Hoping to make sure the October 1 implementation of Obamacare is a success,  Mr. Obama called several local officials and traveled to Maryland to delivered a speech selling this product.

An Executive week would not be complete if the President did not participate in a Democratic fundraising event. So, last Thursday, the pockets were greased when Mr. Obama attended a local DNC event. This came one day after VP Biden flew to New York City to attend a different DNC fundraising event there.

Weekly Air Force One and Helicopter flying time (3 hours total):
  • VP Biden : Washington DC to New York City (round trip)  : 3 hours

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday September 25 through Tuesday October 1 2013.

Today, Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • President Obama receives a daily briefing at 11 AM. Then at noon, he will meet with beneficiaries of Obamacare (according to Politico). However, the White House website indicates the President will have no public agenda items this day.

Monday, September 30, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:15 AM. That was followed with a bilateral meeting with Netanyahu at 11:15 AM, and a 12:20 PM working lunch. At 4:45 PM, the President delivered a statement about the impending Government shutdown. Lastly, he held a Cabinet meeting at 5 PM.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • President  Obama played his 35th round of golf this year.
  • Jill Biden attended the homecoming ceremony of the Delaware National Guard 153rd Military Police Police.

Friday, September 27, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Next, he held an 11:30 AM meeting with Prime Minister Singh of India. Next, he held a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. He ended the day after making a 3:30 PM statement about the call.
  • Michelle Obama hosted a tea for the wife of PM Singh
Mr. Obama talks about Obamacare at St. George's Community College
Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • President Obama delivered remarks about the Affordable Care Act at 10:55 AM at Prince Gorge's Community College in Largo MD. His only other appointmetn awas a 4:25 PM Democratic National Committee fundrasising event.
  • VP Biden met with members of Congress and talked about the Obama's plan for Western Hemisphere involvement.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 11 AM. Next, he met with his senior advisers at 11:45 AM. In the afternoon, he participated in ca call with mayors, county officials, and state legislators on the Affordable Care Act; and also met with his Speechwriting Director, Cody Keenan. Afterward, he met with Secretary Lew at 4:30 PM.
  • VP Biden - attended a DNC fundraising event in New York City. He also met with President Mujica of Uruguay, VP Al-Khuzaie of Iraq. Last, he delivered remarks at the Clinton Global Citizen Awards.

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