Thursday, March 05, 2009

President Obama's czar system concerns some

Can we say Presidential irony?  Think about it in relation to power in the executive:
President Obama's czar system concerns some - Los Angeles Times
He has appointed special advisors who will work from inside the White House on healthcare, the economy, energy and urban issues, with more to come.

"The challenges coming at us are bigger than anything we've seen since the Depression," said Jim Messina, deputy White House chief of staff. "It's crucial to have people in these positions who can help us meet them head-on."

But some lawmakers and outside experts fear that Obama is setting up a system that is not subject to congressional oversight and creates the potential for conflict among his many advisors.

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