Friday, February 18, 2011

House votes to overthrow 'czars'

What began in the Clinton Administration, grew with Bush, has now flourished with Obama. Obama is now running a "shadow government" that is proliferating regulations that usurp the power of Congress. As an example, Obama and his Czar, has stated that if Congress does not pass Cap & Tax, the EPA will do it through regulations.

I guess he, in his student days, forgot to read the part of the Constitution that states, Congress makes the laws and the Office of the President enforces them.

Hopefully, withdrawal of funding will begin the recovery efforts to re-establish the Constitution as the true law of the land.

The House voted Thursday to dethrone nine White House “czars.”

Republicans successfully added an amendment to the continuing resolution that would leave President Barack Obama’s senior advisers on policy issues including health care, energy and others out of a job.

The vote was 249-179.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) offered the amendment that blocks funding for various policy advisers to combat what he called “a very disturbing proliferation of czars” under Obama.

“These unappointed, unaccountable people who are literally running a shadow government, heading up these little fiefdoms that nobody can really seem to identify where they are or what they’re doing,” Scalise said Thursday. “But we do know that they’re wielding vast amounts of power.”

The jobs on the chopping block: White House-appointed advisers on health care, energy and climate, green jobs, urban affairs, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, oversight of TARP executive compensation, diversity at the Federal Communications Commission and the auto industry manufacturing policy.

Read full POLITICO article here.

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