Originally, the word “czar” referred to an autocratic ruler with despotic powers – the very antithesis of democracy.
That’s the way Obama’s czars operate,” said Vision America President Rick Scarborough. “His czars are unelected and unaccountable. They have too much money and power, and are remaking America in ways none of us could have imagined.”
Scarborough noted that whereas most of his predecessors had one or two “czars,” President Obama has 34 and counting. Each is paid over $172,000 annually plus benefits and has a staff of 10 or more.
“Pay Czar” Kenneth Feinberg (who’s 31-years-old, drives a foreign car and has no executive experience) can set the pay of executives at any company that receives bailout money.
“Science Czar” John Holdren once supported compulsory population-control, including forced-abortion, to fight what’s termed over-population.
“Obama is afflicted by Czar-mania, “Scarborough said. “By appointing these czars, often with powers exceeding those of cabinet-level officials, the president has avoided the Senate confirmation process, as set forth in Article II, Section 2.”
In this regard, Scarborough shares the concerns of ranking Senate Democrat Robert Byrd, who also questions the constitutionality of whole the czar-ist system.
Scarborough noted that Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) has filed a bill requiring confirmation of Obama’s czars and withholding funding from their bureaucratic empires until that happens.
Vision America President Rick Scarborough is also the moderator of a growing STOP Obama Coalition, dedicated to maintaining Constitutional government.