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Friday, February 18, 2011

Obama's Czars To Be Defunded?

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.

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.
As noted at Weasel Zippers, elections do have consequences.

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[!]


  1. Today in Egypt:

    Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt

    For the first time since he was banned from leading weekly friday prayers in Egypt 30 years ago, prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi will lead thousands in the weekly prayers from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday.

    About Qaradawi, spiritual advisor to the Muslim Brotherhood:

    Qaradawi Defends Hitler and Nuclear Terror

    More evidence that the United States should cut off aid to Egypt!

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  3. I hope the czars are defunded, but it's not a done deal yet. BO's thugocracy isn't going to take a deczarification lying down.

  4. Finally some great news. FCC and now this, we got a twofer. Thank goodness for the Tea Party. I know we have a way to go, but the message has been sent.

  5. Since we the citizens are paying for these Czar's can we please find out what the heck they do? How much they are paid? How much their staff's cost? How many perks they get like cars? Or do they just ride on the plane like Pelosi at taxpayer expense?

    As to sending money to Egpyt....duh we should cut funding to all nations. News Flash we are broke. If they need the money, they can borrow it from China directly.

  6. 1. Czarry about that (Can't resist a bad pun).

    2. Qaradawi whipping up the crowd in Cairo is only a portent of things to come.

  7. Whatever happened to Violent Overthrow right here in the states? If it's so wonderful in Egypt and Obama likes it so much..... I mean, I know it's illegal but it is in Egypt too. Tell me that whole thing wasn't violent.

    God I miss the good old days when Lee Harvey Oswald and the Mafia worked Black Hand in glove...

  8. Must-read post over at Infidel Bloggers Alliance! In part:

    "Islamist role rising" in post-Mubarak Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood has role on committee redrafting constitution

    Qaradawi addressed a HUGE crowd in Cairo today.

  9. Wow:

    A federal court ordered the Obama administration Thursday to act on five deep water drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico within 30 days, calling the delays in issuing new decisions “unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified.”

    In a case brought by the drilling company Ensco, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Judge Martin Feldmen ruled that the four to nine months the company has waited for a decision on the permits it has a stake in is simply too long.

    Feldman acknowledged the difficulty the administration’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has had in implementing new regulations in the wake of the BP disaster, but said the time has come to act.

    “Delays of four months and more in the permitting process, however, are unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified by the evidence before the Court,” Feldman wrote in his ruling, issued late Thursday....

  10. This is a nice start. In the end, entire bureaucracies must be terminated, their employees laid off, the offices close and sold. It must be ripped out by the roots.

  11. Matt

    agreed 61 billion in cuts is a good start but sort of like pruning when we need to rent a chainsaw and a stump grinder


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