We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Czars
Both Parties Miss The Boat
By Dell Hill
“Senate Republicans, nearly united, blocked the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the first head of the newly-formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), but President Barack Obama
made clear Thursday the fight is not over, that a recess appointment to
install his nominee without the consent of the Senate remains a viable
will not take any options off the table when it comes to getting
Richard Cordray in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," Obama
promised. "My hope and expectation is that the Republicans who blocked
this nomination come to their senses. I know some of them have made the
argument that well, we just want to make some modifications to the law.
Well, they're free to pass a bill."
mind the fact that passing a bill (the Obama suggestion) results in no
Republican sponsored House legislation ever seeing the light of day in
the Democrat controlled Senate. And never mind that such a bill would
be vetoed out of hand by that same president who suggested it.
Both parties are totally missing the boat.
not that we don’t want Richard Cordray - as opposed to any other
candidate - to be the new Czar of the CFPB. We don’t want ANY czars to
be in charge of anything!
creation of czars (about 40 of them now) by President Obama has created
a shadow government, totally controlled by the White House and is an
unconstitutional power-grab of the highest order.
of the cadre of czars is answerable to congress and - except for the
president’s blessing - there’s absolutely no oversight on their actions -
especially as it relates to regulations.
it was right for Republicans to vote down the Cordray nomination, it
was done for the wrong reasons and the political explanations are
of the very first orders of business for a new president would be to
notify every Obama appointed czar that their services are no longer
needed...and promise the American people that the “czar system” of
dictatorial government will never return.