Such defunding would be a step in the right direction and do much to curb the federal bureaucracy.
From Weasel Zippers:
The House GOP approved an amendment to a government-spending bill that would block funding for the Obama administration’s so-called policy “czars,” appointed advisers to the president that have been much-criticized by Republicans.As noted at Weasel Zippers, elections do have consequences.
The amendment, offered by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), specifically targets Obama’s “climate czar” by blocking funding for the assistant to the president for energy and climate change, the position’s official title. The amendment would block funding for the ‘czars’ through the end of the fiscal year, when the spending bill would run out. The underlying bill also includes a provision to block funding for the position.
“I think this sends a strong signal to the president that we are tired of him running this shadow government, where they have got these czars that are literally circumventing the accountability and scrutiny that goes with Senate confirmation,” Scalise said after the vote.
In addition to curbing Obama's regime of Czars (See THIS at The Obama File), Congress needs to find a way to defund the following, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday, February 17 (from Infidel Bloggers Alliance):
The United States will spend $150 million to assist Egypt's democratic transformation after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
Don't tell me he's giving the Muslim Brotherhood 150 Million Dollar US taxpayer money[!]