(This post has been updated in my new post: Obama’s Czars – his Shadow Government?)
Define Czar: “a person having great power”, “Title of the ruler of Russia. Taken from the word Caesar, which means emperor.” To keep things interesting, Robert Gibbs refers to them as Special Masters. I see. WOW.
Here are some of the people that are making critical decisions and policies daily in the Obama Administration with NO ACCOUNTABILITY to the American People.
These people report directly to Obama but American Taxpayers pay their salaries and yet…we have no access to them, their “powers” are not defined, and they are not even accountable to Congress – only to the President.
Is this Obama’s government behind the government? Makes you believe in conspiracies about shadow governments…or perhaps this is the Shadow Cabinet?
- Energy czar Carol Browner
- Urban czar Adolfo Carrion, Jr.
- Infotech czar Vivek Kundra
- Faith-based czar Joshua DuBois
- Health reform czar Nancy-Ann DeParle
- New TARP czar Herb Allison
- Stimulus accountability czar Earl Devaney
- Non-proliferation czar Gary Samore
- Terrorism czar – John Brennan
- Regulatory czar Cass Sunstein
- Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske
- Guantanamo closure czar Daniel Fried.
- Tech Czars (these are in addition to the Infotech Czar) Aneesh Chopra, and Jeffrey Zients
- Border Czar – Alan Bersin
- Car Czar – Steve Rattner
- Car Czar II (recovery) – Ed Montgomery
- Intelligence Czar – Dennis Blair
- Weapons Czar – Ashton Carter
- AIDS Czar – Jeffrey Crowley
- Great Lakes Czar – Cameron Davis
- Pay Czar – Kenneth Feinberg
- Sudan Czar – J. Scott Gration
- Afghanistan Czar – Richard Holbrooke
- Science Czar – John Holdren
- Jobs Czar – Van Jones Green
- Mideast Peace Czar – George Mitchell
- Mideast Policy Czar – Dennis Ross
- Climate Czar – Todd Stern
- Economic Czar – Paul Volcker
- Domestic Violence Czar – Lynn Rosenthal
- Copyright Czar – not appointed yet
- Mortgage Czar – not appointed yet
- Autism Czar – not appointed yet
One thing that we can all agree that Obama is very good at – growing government and proliferation of bureaucracy.
Previous administrations have used Czars:
- Reagan – 1 Czar (drug)
- Clinton – 3 Czars (drug and health and AIDS)
- Bush Senior – 1 Czar (drug)
- George W Bush – 4 Czars (cybersecurity, drug, AIDS, Intelligence)
And in the Homeland of the Czars – Russia – Obama has exceeded the Romanov Dynasty. From 1613 – 1917, the Romanovs had 18 Czars.
What’s next – the Proliferation of Czars Czar?
Wake Up, America – Our Goverment is out of control.