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Senate kills bid to make White House czars accountable
Computerworld ^ | 9/25/09 | Jaikumar Vijayan

Posted on 09/25/2009 9:16:11 AM PDT by Nachum

Computerworld - A proposed amendment that would have given Congress more oversight over the White House cybersecurity czar and at least 17 other czars appointed by President Obama was shut down in the U.S. Senate today.

The amendment, proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), sought to restrict federal funds for the expenses of White House-appointed czars unless two conditions are met. One of them was to require the president to agree that every czar would respond to "reasonable requests" to testify before Congress on matters related to the office. The other required White House-appointed czars to issue a report to Congress twice a year. The proposed amendment was in an Interior Department environmental appropriations bill on the Senate floor.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bid; czars; kills; senate
Gee, I wonder why
1 posted on 09/25/2009 9:16:11 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Rats: see no evil, hear no evil


2 posted on 09/25/2009 9:20:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Nachum
I actually listened to most of that committee meeting and the bottom line is/was ... there's no such thing as a czar, so language cannot be adopted to even write a bill or ammendment.

baucus was as arrogant as zero (I intentionally refuse to capitalize their names)

3 posted on 09/25/2009 9:21:51 AM PDT by knarf
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To: Nachum

The Senate does not need a bill they have the power to have oversight over the czars.


4 posted on 09/25/2009 9:25:26 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Nachum

Wow the Republican door mat Senator Collins was unable to get her legislation through. But I thought that if the Republican were just nicer and easier to work with they would be able to get some of the legislation through. Maybe Senator Collins should spend less time breaking her foot off in the Republican party’s butt and more time challenging her Democrat peers. But then again she did say the Republican party has left her. I am sick of her type; I guess this was her attempt to validate that R next to her name.


5 posted on 09/25/2009 9:25:45 AM PDT by Rays_Dad (H. Clinton-Every man who looks at her is reminded of his first wife, even if he's never been married)
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To: Nachum

Simple cut off their paycheck for starters.


6 posted on 09/25/2009 9:26:53 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: knarf

I share that sentiment in refusing to capitalize their names. Silly little thing isn’t it? Still, strangely satisfying. Any insult I can think of to spurn their legitimacy.


7 posted on 09/25/2009 9:27:38 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Nachum

Susan Collins authored this?


8 posted on 09/25/2009 9:31:06 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Nachum

I guess Sen. Collins no longer has the hots for Obama.


9 posted on 09/25/2009 9:31:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: DarthVader

The National Socialists in Congress will ensure that Obama’s Czars are unaccountable to the American people.


10 posted on 09/25/2009 9:31:31 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: knarf

I agree. They are not deserving of having capitalized names.


11 posted on 09/25/2009 9:34:42 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: Nachum

Really? So these Czars are really senate shills?

I would have never guessed.

I have been telling people that Barry O. is a symptom and the real problem lies in the legislative branch.

Somehow we need to expose these chumps.


12 posted on 09/25/2009 9:37:58 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Nachum
These people are participating actively in the communist takeover of America.

That makes them domestic enemies of the constitution.

Troops who understand should act.

13 posted on 09/25/2009 9:38:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Melchior

“The National Socialists in Congress will ensure that Obama’s Czars are unaccountable to the American people.”

Good then only more fuel to stoke the anti-democratic election fires.


14 posted on 09/25/2009 9:40:09 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Nachum

And if the DemocRATs decide what a “reasonable request” is then this bill would be meaningless, if passed. Susan Collins is a disgrace.


15 posted on 09/25/2009 9:41:10 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

I guess they might get it in 2010...when we sweep Washington clean of the filth. Then again they are dense.


16 posted on 09/25/2009 9:41:33 AM PDT by clove (In God we Trust, all others need a birth certificate and picture ID)
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To: Lazamataz

How much more can we take? Daily I am aghast at this Congress, O’s activities, etc. Day after day after day .....


17 posted on 09/25/2009 9:41:39 AM PDT by Docs Galore
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To: knarf
the bottom line is/was ... there's no such thing as a czar, so language cannot be adopted to even write a bill or ammendment.

Good points, and continuing that line of reasoning: anything these non-existent "czars" propose is just so much hot air, and anything they try to implement or enforce will be blantant violations of several existing criminal and civil laws.

18 posted on 09/25/2009 9:43:37 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

Can we use that reasoning to resist anything they implement?


19 posted on 09/25/2009 9:45:27 AM PDT by clove (In God we Trust, all others need a birth certificate and picture ID)
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To: clove

I hope we can clean out the trash in 2010.

With all the corruption in the non-transparent WH and Senate and with ACORN ‘s help, they do have an advantage. They would NEVER EVER WIN a legal election.


20 posted on 09/25/2009 9:52:14 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: clove

We’re very close, perhaps past the point where trying to reason with these creatures can be useful.


21 posted on 09/25/2009 9:52:17 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Nachum
Why be surprised?

Obama clearly said during the pre inauguration days that he planned to FUNDAMENTALLY change America. He wants the Constitution to be changed. He is not for the good of America ... he is for the good of Obama; and those that put him in power. (Not the people).

He has no love of America or it people. MO.

He has total power and he intends to make the most of this.

Soon he will declare he needs more time to complete his work and will extend his time in office to life.

Watch and see.

22 posted on 09/25/2009 9:52:57 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Nachum

It will be back, but only After the Senate has conferred with its House flunkies and assured that it’s Packed with Pork for the Senator’s home States: which seems to be about the Only purpose most legislation has anyway.

Rather than wasting time on this, How about a Senate Resolution Opposing the use of terminology from pre-Soviet CZARIST RUSSIA being Any part of American Government to begin with?


23 posted on 09/25/2009 9:58:24 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Nachum
Accountability is for peasants, peasants.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 09/25/2009 10:01:10 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

czars are just another term for advisor. I cannot remember a president since Nixon who did not have them. W had 47 and that did not bother us. This makes us look a bit hypocritable I am afraid. And costs us our credibility. We have so many huge problems, why this battle have we chosen? And we did not choose to do anything about W’s. Just makes me wonder.


25 posted on 09/25/2009 10:01:35 AM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

What the heck was that word I used??? Hypocritable???? Is that a word???? Dont think so. Good grief...makes us look like hypocrites.....there you go.


26 posted on 09/25/2009 10:02:46 AM PDT by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: geologist

“Soon he will declare he needs more time to complete his work and will extend his time in office to life.”

That would not surprise me and I hope he does. The true patriots of this country would resolve that issue, quickly.


27 posted on 09/25/2009 10:12:17 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Nachum

Eventually, how many of these criminals will go to jail?
How many should go to jail?


28 posted on 09/25/2009 10:14:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher
How many should go to jail?

Every last one of them should be put in handcuffs and frog-marched to club-fed.

29 posted on 09/25/2009 10:24:22 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

So does this mean we have 4 branches of govt now?


30 posted on 09/25/2009 10:25:22 AM PDT by uncitizen
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Susan “I’m a RINO” Collins?

This was orchestrated by the WH.


31 posted on 09/25/2009 10:31:50 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Looking for Fraud? Waste? Abuse? Audit ACORN. Audit The Fed.)
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