Friday, January 7, 2011

House Republicans Push Bill to Shut Down White House 'Czars'

This is one of the best ideas I have heard yet! These "czar" positions are an easy way for obama to pile on more and more liberals to try and figure out how best to screw us over next. These people are not approved by anyone other than obama. They make huge salaries and are responsible for billions and billions of dollars of our money. They answer to no one but obama. They have very little supervision and even less accountability. Most of them are so far left that they make even obama look like a centrist, and that's almost impossible!

If you remember, some of them have some very alarming ideas for our Country. One of them even advocates the involuntary sterilization of "undesirables". I'm sure he would also be the one who determined the worth of American citizens.

Overall, this is some very scary stuff that needs to be brought out into the light of day. I fully support the Republicans on this. If obama really thinks these people are worthy of such a prestigous position, let him fight for them. Let the American people know about all of their ideas for our Country, hell, let us hear why they are qualified for the position and the huge six figure salary.

What I would be even more interested in is how they are connected to obama. Are they family, friend, supporter? Why are they being given this job? Is there some sort of favor or payback involved? We will probably never find any of these things out, at least not from the main stream media...

From FoxNews

House Republicans have President Obama's "czars" in their crosshairs once again, introducing a bill this week that would effectively shut down their offices.

The bill, authored by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., is a revamped version of a proposal that went nowhere in the last Congress. But with Republicans in charge of the House this year and a particularly combative Republican in charge of the committee that will be considering the measure, the proposal might have a fighting chance this time around.

"We're hopeful for this one," Scalise spokesman Stephen Bell told

Though the definition of a "czar" is muddy at best, it generally refers to top-level administration officials who don't have to go through the Senate confirmation process. The Scalise bill aims to be a bit more specific than that, defining a "czar" as the "head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President" or similar office, appointed "without the advice and consent of the Senate."

Scalise's office estimates that 39 officials in the Obama administration fall under this description. The bill would order Congress to cut off all funding for them and the offices they control. Presumably, the president could afterward try to reinstate them by seeking Senate confirmation.

"It's to encourage transparency," Bell said. "So that everybody knows who they are, what they stand for."

The bill, introduced on the first day of the session Wednesday, has so far attracted 28 other co-sponsors. The White House could not be reached for comment on the proposal.

Though past efforts to target these posts have failed, the Scalise bill might get some attention this year as it heads next to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., a leading Obama administration critic, is the new chairman of that committee and has already set the stage for a rigorous agenda of hearings.

Issa's office had no comment on the Scalise bill Friday.

The "czars" have been a popular target for Republicans ever since Obama took office, though these high-level officials have been appointed under several administrations. The Nixon administration had an energy czar and the George H.W. Bush administration appointed the first drug czar within the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

But several of Obama's past and present czar selections have drawn criticism from Republicans, including former green jobs czar Van Jones and current science czar John Holdren.

The White House avoids the term "czar." Jones was technically an adviser to the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Holdren is technically director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.