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Czars

September 11, 2009

The questions are starting to be asked. How many czars does he have? Who do they answer to? Who is paying them?

Well,┬áDavid Gergen, a CNN contributor and former aide to past presidents said, “Now with President Obama, we have a number of people who answer to the president but not to Congress. When the Congress looks at it and sees over 30 people with czar titles, it naturally begins to worry that a lot of authority has been taken away and stripped of the Cabinet.” So apparently he has over thirty czars, I have heard 32-37 thrown around. You just can’t find an accurate count anywhere and it seems to change daily.

Dana Perino, a White House spokeswoman for the Bush administration, told Fox News that, “Presidents like to appoint czars because it can be hard to get political appointees confirmed by an increasingly partisan Congress. They have skirted around that process so there is no accountability for the czars. Nobody has to go up and testify in front of Congress. They don’t have to go through the process.” So they answer only to the President would be the answer I derive to our second question.

As for the last question you already know the answer, don’t you? It’s the same poor schmucks who are paying for the thirty handmaidens for Michelle. You and I, my friend. You and I. Chairman Zero is not the first President to have czars (their officail title is advisor) they have been around for decades in both parties. I think the real question here is are they Constitutional and legal? If so let’s move on and concentrate on something else.