lowfog01 wrote:ErikLaurence wrote:Obama has one more Czar (a title that does not exist) than George Bush did.
You make my point - Czars do not exist or at least they are not supposed to.
If you are unable to see the difference in a “kitchen cabinet” that previous President’s have had versus what ever you want to call what Obama has I can’t help you. Besides, I didn't say Czars were ok for any President but it’s especially not ok to have Czars like Obama’s who have been given enormous decision making powers. Just look at the Payroll Czar - did you vote for this Czar - one unelected man in the federal government - to declare what was fair compensation for a job preformed. Yah, they took Tarp money, so what my point stands. Was this Czar approved by the Senate per the Constitution? Or the environmental Czar who is working with the EPA to place new restrictions on the public with no congressional oversight. Did you vote for him, did anyone? Did he undergo congressional vetting? No and why not? Could it be because the administration knew that the appointment wouldn’t happen if we were given the opportunity to examine the records?
What makes you believe these "czars" have the power you claim they do? You heard it on the radio? Can you give a specific example of how a "czar" with no oversight has done anything? An actual example, not random hearsay.
You also do understand that a great many of the so called czars are in fact confirmed by the senate? In addition many of them are also appointed by people other than the President (the "compensation czar" (actually Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation) for instance is appointed by the treasury department). The Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation is such a raving lefty that John Ashcroft (what a commie he is) made him Special Master for the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund?
Let me ask a question, do you think that Vikram Pandit, the head of Citigroup, whose total pay came to $38 million in 2008, who did such a poor job running the company that the treasury needed to bail them out, should be paid $38 million of OUR money?