Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What a "Czar-castic" list !!

Let's get "Czar-castic" by meeting Obama's Czars one by one by Czar-title, name, and official administration job title. The ** indicates ones that I'll tell you more about later in the week. The Czars are :
  1. Manufacturing Czar ** - Ron Bloom, Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury (position was formerly known as Car Czar under Steve Rattner who was replaced by Ron Bloom)
  2. Information Czar - Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer of the White House
  3. Auto Recovery Czar - Ed Montgomery, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers
  4. Weapons Czar - Ashton Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
  5. Border Czar - Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Special Rep for Border Affairs
  6. Government Performance Czar - Jeffrey Zients, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Chief Performance Officer
  7. Faith-Based Czar - Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  8. Urban Czar - Adolfo Carrion, Jr., Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Urban Affairs
  9. Regulatory Czar ** - Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  10. Domestic Violence Czar - Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
  11. WMD Czar - Gary Samore, Coordinator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation
  12. FCC Diversity Czar ** - Mark Lloyd, Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer
  13. Energy and Environment Czar ** - Carol Browner, Director of White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy
  14. Copyright Czar - Victoria A. Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
  15. Science and Technology Czar ** - John Holdren, Assistant to Barack Obama for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  16. Counterterrorism Czar - John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  17. AIDS Czar - Jeffrey Crowley, Director of Office of National AIDS Policy
  18. California Water Czar - David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior
  19. Technology Czar - Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer
  20. Health Reform Czar (a.k.a. ObamaCare Czar) - Nancy-Ann DeParle, Counselor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform
  21. Afghanistan / Pakistan Czar - Richard Holbrooke, Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  22. Eurasian Energy Czar - Richard Morningstar, Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy
  23. International Climate Czar - Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change
  24. Central Region Czar - Dennis Ross, Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia
  25. Mideast Peace Czar - George Mitchell, Special Envoy to the Middle East
  26. Sudan Czar - J. Scott Gration, Special Envoy to Sudan
  27. Drug Czar - Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  28. Stimulus Accountability Czar - Earl Devaney, Chairman of Reovery Act Transparency and Accountablility Board
  29. Pay Czar - Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master TARP Executive Compensation
  30. Safe Schools Czar **- Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
  31. Economic Recovery Czar - Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Economic Recovery Board
  32. Intelligence Czar - Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence
  33. TARP Czar - Herb Allison, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability
  34. Great Lakes Czar - Cameron Davis, Senior Advisor to the EPA Administrator on the Great Lakes
  35. Guantanamo Closure Czar - Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
Two other czar positions are currently vacant - the Cyber Security Czar (formerly held by Melissa Hathaway) and the Green Jobs Czar (formerly held by Van Jones - please see my 9/8/2009 post for more about him). Rumor has it that these positions will be filled in the future and that Obama is considering even more czars. In fact, the Czar Organizer in Chief is considering appointing a Czar Czar. But .... isn't he already doing that job ??

Many of these czars job responsibilities could be performed by the Secretaries of State, Homeland Security, Interior, Defense, Treasury, Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services. So why is it necessary to pay these czars 6-figure salaries to do them ?? Could it be because if a cabinet position was doing these jobs they would be subject to congressional oversight ?? Begs the question - Mr. Obama, what are you hiding ??

Tomorrow, we'll start looking at some of the more radical czars and I'll show you some of what Obama's hiding. We'll start with the "Czar-castic" Ron Bloom who is the Manufacturing Czar formerly known as the Car Czar. In the meantime, I want to encourage you to do something - take the list I've provided here and Google some of the names. You will be shocked by some of the things you find.

sources :  Glenn Beck, NewsMax
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