President Barack Obama plans on disregardiging the “czar” ban in the 2011 spending package where House Republicans added on language to cut the salaries for four Obama czars, health care, climate change, autos and manufacturing, and urban affairs. As reported at the Politico, Obama says, “he’s not obligated to comply”.
The anti-czar language in the spending bill marked a victory for Republicans and conservative pundits, who accused the administration of giving unelected bureaucrats too much power within the White House. But the language didn’t appear to have any immediate impact on Obama’s staff.
House Republicans attached an amendment to a spending bill that passed the chamber in February to block funding for nine White House policy advisers. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, the author of that amendment, warned at the time against what he called “a very disturbing proliferation of czars” under Obama.
Does it really shock any one that this president would disregard anything that would limit the power of unelected individuals? As if Obama has listenedd to the will of the people and the mood of the country since he has been in office. Because Obamacare was a great example of Obama’s listening to the people.