Friday, October 23, 2009


What is the chance that the Congress will elevate this to the level of Constitutional importance that it deserves? All Presidents in recent memory have used these "czars" to circumvent Congressional oversight, thus robbing the people of a clear understanding of just who is setting policy. And there in lies the problem. These are not just advisers. They are actively setting policy and creating and enforcing regulations, exercising authority that should only be exercised by the Legislative branch, with absolutely no checks upon them. This IS a Constitutional crisis.

"The White House is not going to allow the president’s newly created “czars” to testify before Congress.

White House Counsel Greg Craig has indicated that he will refuse to allow any of the 18 new “czar” positions created by President Obama to testify before Congress, according to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Collins revealed during a committee hearing Thursday that she had spoken with Craig, who had earlier sent a letter on behalf of the president, and that Craig told her persoanlly that Congress would not get a chance to ask fundamental questions of the czars about their roles and responsibilities."


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