Judiciary Doesn’t Sequester Flowers

On Day 8 of the sequester, landscapers were busy planting flowers – an annual practice – in front of the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, which also features an impressive five-story glass atrium entrance.

According to a report provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the sequester would reduce the Architect of the Capitol’s “Judiciary Office Building Development and Operations Fund” by 7.6 percent.  That may seem like a lot, but even after that $1 million hit, enough money remains for planting flowers that will die in just seven months.

The post-sequester flower planting may come as a surprise to the Federal Bar Association, which warned, “The federal courts would be unable to properly supervise thousands of persons under pretrial release and convicted felons released from federal prisons, thus compromising public safety.”

Who needs public safety when you have flowers?

Heck, that may as well be President Obama’s message on gun control, too.  Peace, love and flowers!


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