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House votes to overthrow 'czars'
Politico ^ | February 17, 2011 | Robin Bravender

Posted on 02/17/2011 5:03:44 PM PST by Citizen X_Area 51

The House voted Thursday to dethrone nine White House “czars.”

Republicans successfully added an amendment to the continuing resolution that would leave President Barack Obama’s senior advisers on policy issues including health care, energy and others out of a job.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aristocracy; congress; czar; czars; healthczar; libsnots
About time!
1 posted on 02/17/2011 5:03:47 PM PST by Citizen X_Area 51
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

just nine? aren’t there like 30?


2 posted on 02/17/2011 5:09:07 PM PST by mockingbyrd (We remembered in November.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 02/17/2011 5:10:29 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

This is something a Republican Congress SHOULD do....

Do not tolerate any more shenanigans....

Next: De-fund ObamaCare.


4 posted on 02/17/2011 5:11:13 PM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Good news, it’s a start.


5 posted on 02/17/2011 5:11:13 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Citizen X_Area 51
BRAVO!!

It's a start.
How many more to go...about 40?

6 posted on 02/17/2011 5:11:22 PM PST by blam
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

But, but these were the only jobs that 0bama created!


7 posted on 02/17/2011 5:12:44 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Nachum

Looks like Obama got caught with his hand in the cookie czar.


8 posted on 02/17/2011 5:12:56 PM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Does this include defunding all their staffs, and their perks, and their offices, and their office machines, etc. etc.?


9 posted on 02/17/2011 5:14:10 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

This is bs. Those are the ones that are doing the most damage. Get rid of all of them.


10 posted on 02/17/2011 5:20:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

NO, NO, NOOOOOOOooooooo. Next defund Obama then defund ObamaCare.


11 posted on 02/17/2011 5:21:42 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

It’s a start, but ALL of these unelected non-cabinet members should be fired. Let Obama pay their salaries if he can’t do without their advice.


12 posted on 02/17/2011 5:23:51 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Boardwalk

That’s funny. :)


13 posted on 02/17/2011 5:24:04 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

If we don’t tar and feather (censure) them they will czar and fetter us!


14 posted on 02/17/2011 5:27:07 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Judith Anne

Yes

“AMENDMENT NO. 204 : At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following:

Sec. __. None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to pay the salaries and expenses for the following positions and their offices:

(1) Director, White House Office of Health Reform.

(2) Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.

(3) Special Envoy for Climate Change.

(4) Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Council on Environmental Quality.

(5) Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy.

(6) White House Director of Urban Affairs.

(7) Special Envoy to oversee the closure of the Detention Center at Guantanamo Bay.

(8) Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, Department of the Treasury.

(9) Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Communications Commission.”


15 posted on 02/17/2011 5:33:09 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

An amendment was also passed today that forbids the EPA from regulating ‘dangerous’ gasses. The EPA considers CO2 a ‘dangerous’ gas. TFB, EPA.


16 posted on 02/17/2011 5:35:25 PM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: mrsmith
YES!!!!

Don't stop now -- DE-FUND the rest.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2623044/posts

The House of Representatives "holds the purse strings" of this nation. If they refuse to fund something, it withers and dies. The members of the House, our representatives, need to be told that we expect them to de-fund certain programs and agencies; they are, after all, our representatives.

17 posted on 02/17/2011 5:37:34 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: Jerrybob
DON'T LIKE IT? DE-FUND IT!!!
18 posted on 02/17/2011 5:38:34 PM PST by Jerrybob
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To: mrsmith

First Rule of ‘Life On The Job’ - Never, EVER, anger the wonderful folks who pay you.

Congress learned that at the last election, and being “compassionate conservatives” that they are, are now teaching Obama and the Czars.

Isn’t education wonderful?

;-)


19 posted on 02/17/2011 5:38:53 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Jerrybob

http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

Killed the matching funds for presidential elections too!

Go team!


20 posted on 02/17/2011 5:45:25 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: mrsmith

Thanks, Mr. Smith. That’s what I was hoping.


21 posted on 02/17/2011 5:46:15 PM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Citizen X_Area 51.
Republicans successfully added an amendment to the continuing resolution that would leave President Barack Obama’s senior advisers on policy issues including health care, energy and others out of a job.
One to go.


22 posted on 02/17/2011 5:48:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: JPG
"The EPA considers CO2 a ‘dangerous’ gas."

If that's the case, each and every one of them should stop breathing!

23 posted on 02/17/2011 5:48:37 PM PST by RasterMaster (We the tax-payer subsidize DUh-bama's failures)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

Awesome.


24 posted on 02/17/2011 6:19:29 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Next: De-fund ObamaCare.

Next: De-fund Obama!

25 posted on 02/17/2011 6:31:48 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: mrsmith; LucyT; null and void; DJ MacWoW

YAY!!! YAY!!!

Just pinging a few names. May the R’s ramp up and get wild!


26 posted on 02/17/2011 6:41:52 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

our little narcissist in chief is going to get a complex without all of his little commie friends...


27 posted on 02/17/2011 6:44:40 PM PST by phockthis
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

This is good. Now for more of them until they are all gone, or ineffective.


28 posted on 02/17/2011 6:48:16 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: mrsmith

Thanks for this summary. Watched a bit of these votes today - do all of those that passed go to the Senate now?

Can you tell me what the heck “strike the last word” means? Each person stepping up to speak said that and I’ve never heard it before.


29 posted on 02/17/2011 6:50:48 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

I noticed that too.
They are operating under the ‘five minute rule’:
Five Minute Rule - (1) A debate-limiting rule of the House used when the House sits as the Committee of the Whole. (2) A Member offering an amendment is allowed to speak for five minutes in support of each amendment and an opponent is allowed to speak for five minutes in opposition. (3) Other Members may rise to “strike the last word” and receive five minutes to speak in favor or opposition. (4) Additional time for speaking can be obtained through a unanimous consent request.

So everyone but the offerer and opponent of the amendment has to say ‘I rise to strike...etc,

I’ve no idea how the ritual came about!


30 posted on 02/17/2011 7:09:29 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: GrandmaPatriot; unkus; gonzo; Clintonfatigued; bitt; Bitsy; MamaDearest; IrishMike; rodguy911; ...

Instead of 16,000 IRS agents, the House needs to hire 16,000 private detectives and auditors to dig the dirt on all the fraud and corruption in this Regime and in departments and agencies stealing from the US taxpayers. Audit every department and agency and get rid of every single department that isn’t needed and can’t prove their worth to the American people. Investigate, prosecute, and jail time for all of those found guilty of fraud and theft.


31 posted on 02/17/2011 7:45:03 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

bttt


32 posted on 02/17/2011 11:00:26 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

yeah?

Why didn’t they add an amendment to the CR repealing Obamacare?

Oh, wait. The still have till May.

Yippee!!!


33 posted on 02/17/2011 11:19:11 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Boardwalk

Now the jobs are shovel ready for the manure pile...


34 posted on 02/17/2011 11:20:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: mrsmith

Great!

I hate those positions.

Next!


35 posted on 02/17/2011 11:21:47 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: mrsmith

That is Frickin Great!

Fantastic!

What a productive day!

I think I will send Thank You cards.


36 posted on 02/17/2011 11:27:20 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

I hope this is only a short list with more to come. The newly elected Repubs sure must have more of these to deal with, especially since they came into existance deviously out of nowhere except in minds of Obama and his cabal.


37 posted on 02/17/2011 11:41:55 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

I hope this is only a short list with more to come. The newly elected Repubs sure must have more of these to deal with, especially since they came into existance deviously out of nowhere except in minds of Obama and his cabal.


38 posted on 02/17/2011 11:42:24 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Citizen X_Area 51

This must be why Boenher had activists around his house in D.C. last night...


39 posted on 02/18/2011 1:43:45 AM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: SunkenCiv
One to go.

Indeed.

Great job, Conservatives!

40 posted on 02/18/2011 2:22:23 AM PST by TheOldLady ("20 Years Ago Desert Storm began...where were you...?" "I believe I was hitting it." - Lazamataz)
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To: Judith Anne

That was what was going through my mind Judith. Just axing the Czar’s does NOT get rid the agency, the staffing, or office itself. It just cut off the head, and their will be a vice czar under that head.


41 posted on 02/18/2011 6:15:48 AM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: GailA; mrsmith

Well, see post 15 by Mr. Smith. It’s reassuring.


42 posted on 02/18/2011 6:23:26 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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