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To Cut Government Spending, Lay Off the Loafers
RCM ^ | 02/26/2013 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Posted on 02/26/2013 6:25:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON-With the sequester scheduled for March 1, everyone is looking for ways to save money. How about cutting the employees the federal government pays not to work for Uncle Sam?

In a new report issued earlier this month, the Office of Personnel Management announced that the federal government paid over $156 million in 2011 for some of its employees to work as representatives for government unions, up from $139 million in 2010 and $129 million in 2009.

In government language that would make George Orwell smile, the time that federal workers spend working for their unions and not working for taxpayers is termed "official time." According to the report, "Official time, broadly defined, is paid time off from assigned Government duties to represent a union or its bargaining unit employees."

In most workplaces, employees who don't work for the hours they are paid are called "loafers," "slackers," or worse. In the federal government, such workers are on "official time." Shirking never looked so good.

Government workers on "official time" have office space in a particular agency to which they are assigned, and are paid for full-time work by the taxpayers, including fringe benefits such as pension plans and medical insurance that many private-sector workers no longer receive.

OPM's new report, "Official Time Usage in the Federal Government," was released on February 15, just before a three-day weekend and a week of congressional recess. It shows that government employees spent more than 3.4 million hours in 2011 not working on government duties, up from 3.1 million in 2010 and 3 million in 2009. This would be a good place to trim spending.

Employees on "official time" represent unions such as the American Federation of Government Employees, the National Treasury Employees Union and the National Federation of Federal Employees. At last count by OPM, there were over 80 unions representing federal employees.

OPM does not report the number of government employees on "official time," only numbers of hours. The only way to ascertain the number of employees on official time is to submit a Freedom of Information Act request to each individual agency.

Americans for Limited Government, a conservative non-profit organization, filed such a request to all federal agencies in 2012. So far ALG has received information from the Departments of Transportation, Interior, and Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Small Business Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Labor Relations Board.

The Department of Transportation spent $17.7 million in 2011 on 264,562 hours of official time, including salaries and benefits for both full-time and part-time employees. Some Department employees spent part of their day working for the government union, and others worked for their union full-time.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: loafers; spending

1 posted on 02/26/2013 6:25:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Expand the list a bit. The mindless power addicted bureaucrats are much more destructive than the idiot loafers.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 6:42:33 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: SeekAndFind
End our national debt. Get rid of welfare entirely.

Anything else is nothing but socialism and if anyone supports socialism at any level they are just as corrupt as the extreme leftists they are trashing. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

When everyone became accepting of all these government agencies and the lazy a** bureaucrats that man them everyone became a stooge for the Marxist agenda being shoved down our throats. Instead of everybody whining about how bad obama and his goons are everyone should stop and realize that you all are getting exactly what you wanted. A corrupt scumbag (the Antichrist) as your leader. Nobody wants to give up their little "piece of the pie". They want everyone else to give up theirs.

Me?

I'm sick of it all and cry out with a loud voice "HOSANNA TO THE KING."

JMHO

3 posted on 02/26/2013 6:43:58 AM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: SeekAndFind
Just get rid of the 40+ 'Czars' the pResident has created.

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Between the salaries, *bonuses* and travel expenses, our government is commiting economic suicide.

4 posted on 02/26/2013 6:48:55 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

“........the Office of Personnel Management announced that the federal government paid over $156 million in 2011 for some of its employees to work as representatives for government unions.......”

These “jobs” are outragous and not only need to be laid off, they need to be eliminated entirely.


5 posted on 02/26/2013 6:49:56 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: MamaTexan
Summary table - Number of czars per administration
President's name Party In office Number of
czar titles
Number of
appointees
Appointees not
confirmed by Senate
Franklin Roosevelt D 1933–1945 11 19 17
Harry Truman D 1945–1953 6 6 5
Dwight Eisenhower R 1953–1961 1 1 0
Lyndon Johnson D 1963–1969 3 3 1
Richard Nixon R 1969–1974 3 5 5
Gerald Ford R 1974–1977 2 2 2
Jimmy Carter D 1977–1981 2 3 2
Ronald Reagan R 1981–1989 1 1 1
George H. W. Bush R 1989–1993 2 3 0
Bill Clinton D 1993–2001 8 11 7
George W. Bush R 2001–2009 33 49 28
Barack Obama D 2009– 38 43 33

6 posted on 02/26/2013 6:50:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No slacker like a D.C. slacker.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 6:54:00 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: MamaTexan
The following are executive branch officials to whom the media has referred as a czar of some kind.
Czar title Official title Office holder Tenure Type of Appointment Appointing Administration Senate Confirmed
Foreign aid czar Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Tobias, Randall[1] 2006–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AfPak czar, Afghanistan and Pakistan czar Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Holbrooke, Richard[2] 2009–2010 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
AIDS czar National AIDS Policy Coordinator, Member of White House Domestic Policy Council Gebbie, Kristine[3] 1993–1994 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Fleming, Patricia[4] 1993–1997 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, Presidential Envoy for AIDS Cooperation Thurman, Sandra[5] 1997–2000 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Evertz, Scott[6] 2001–2002 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy O'Neill, Joe[7] 2002–2003 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Thompson, Carol[8] 2004–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Crowley, Jeffrey[9] 2009–2012 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
AIDS czar Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Colfax, Grant[10] 2012–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
anti-poverty czar, poverty czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity Shriver, Sargent[11] 1965–1969 President nominated, Senate confirmed Johnson, LyndonLyndon Johnson
Asian Carp czar Director of Office of Economic Opportunity Goss, John[12] 2010–present Council on Environmental Quality selected Obama, BarackBarack Obama
auto czar, car czar Treasury Advisor, Head of the Auto Task Force Rattner, Steve[13] 2009 Feb–Jul Sec. of Treasury appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
auto czar, car czar Senior Advisor President's Automotive Task Force Bloom, Ron[14] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
auto recovery czar, autoworker czar Member Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers Montgomery, Ed[15] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
bank bailout czar, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability, Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Kashkari, Neel.[16] 2008–2009 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
bank bailout czar, TARP czar United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability Allison, Herbert[17] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
bioethics czar Advisor to the President, Chairman of The President's Council on Bioethics Kass, Leon[18] 2001–2005 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
bird flu czar Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Advisor to the President for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Simonson, Stewart[19] 2004–2006 (New position), President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
birth control czar Deputy Assistant Secretary of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services Keroack, Eric[20] 2006–2007 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
border czar U.S. attorney and Special Representative for the Southwest Border, Department of Justice Bersin, Alan[21] 1995–1998 President nominated, Senate confirmed as U.S. Attorney, Appointed as Special Representative Clinton, BillBill Clinton
border czar Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, Special Representative for Border Affairs, Dept of Homeland Security, Bersin, Alan[22] 2009–present Sec of Homeland Security appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Daniels, Mitchell E.[23] 2001–2003 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Bolten, Joshua[24] 2003–2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
budget czar Director of the Office of Management and Budget Portman, Rob[25] 2006–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cleanup czar Special Assistant Attorney General (to investigate corruption) Morris, Newbold[26] 1952, fired after 63 days by Atty General for demanding records access; AG then forced to resign by President Truman Attorney General appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Roberson, Jessie[27] 2001–2004 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cleanup czar Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, Department of Energy (nuclear clean up) Rispoli, James[28] 2005–2008 Sec. of Energy appointed, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
climate czar Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary, President's Coordinator for Climate Change, Senior negotiator at Kyoto and Beuenos Aires negottiations Todd D. Stern[29] 1997–1999 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
climate czar Special Envoy for Climate Change Stern, Todd D.[30] 2009 Sec. of State appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
climate czar, energy czar, global warming czar Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Browner, Carol[31] 2009–present (New position) Obama, BarackBarack Obama
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator vacant; position approved but not filled during Bush administration[32] 2009–present (New position) Bush, George W.George W. Bush
copyright czar Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Espinel, Victoria[33] 2009–present (first at position) Obama, BarackBarack Obama
communications czar Counselor to the President, Special counselor to the President Bartlett, Dan[34] 2005–2007 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
compensation czar, Gulf claims czar, pay czar Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation Feinberg, Kenneth[35] 2009–present Sec. of Treasury appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
consumer czar Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Warren, Elizabeth[36] 2010–present (New Position), President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
car czar Chief domestic policy advisor and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Reed, Bruce[37] 1993–2001 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
cyber security czar, cyber czar Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Clarke, Richard A.[38] 2001 Oct–2003 Feb (New position), President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director, National Cyber Security Center Beckstrom, Rod[39] 2008–2009 (New position), Presidential directive, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Coordinator Hathaway, Melissa[40] Office created May 31, 2009. Acting czar May–July, 2009; resigned [41] Obama, BarackBarack Obama
cyber security czar, cyber czar Director of the White House Office of Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Coordinator Schmidt, Howard[42] Office created May 31, 2009. 2009–Present] Obama, BarackBarack Obama
czar of censorship Director, Office of Censorship Price, Byron[43] 1941–1945 Exec Order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
czar of information Director Office of War Information Davis, Elmer[44] 1942–1945 Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
czar of Latin American affairs Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Mann, Thomas C.[45] 1964–1965 President nominated, Senate confirmed Johnson, LyndonLyndon Johnson
democracy czar Deputy National Security Advisor for Global Democracy Strategy Abrams, Elliott[46] 2005–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
domestic czar Special Assistant to the President, domestic policy aide Califano, Joseph[47] 1965–1969 President appointed Johnson, LyndonLyndon Johnson
domestic policy czar Chief Domestic Policy Coordinator, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the President, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rove, Karl[48] 2004–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
domestic violence czar Advisor to the President and the Vice President on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Issues Rosenthal, Lynn[49] 2009 Vice President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
drug czar Head of Drug programs, Special Action Office of Drug Abuse Prevention Jaffe, Jerome[50] 1971 President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
drug czar Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and head of the Narcotics Treatment Administration DuPont, Robert 1973–1978 Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
drug czar Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy (1982), Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse (1983), Member of Executive Board of the National Narcotics Border Interdiction System Cabinet Level (1983), Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy (1985) Turner, Carlton[51] 1982–1988 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan
drug czar Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Bennett, William J.[52] 1989–1990 (New position) created by Congress, President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
drug czar Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy Martinez, Bob[53] 1991–1993 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy Brown, Lee P.[54] 1993–1995 President nominated, Senate Confirmed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy McCaffrey, Barry[55] 1996–2001 President nominated, Senate confirmed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy Walters, John P.[56] 2001–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
drug czar Director, National Drug Control Policy (cabinet rank removed) Kerlikowske, R. Gil[57] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
e-commerce czar, e-czar Executive Director, Electronic Commerce Working Group Elizabeth Echols[58] 1998–2000 Vice President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
economic czar, economic czar of World War II Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Byrnes, James[59] 1942–1943 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
economic czar Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Vinson, Fred M.[60] 1943–1945 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
economic czar Director, Office of Economic Stabilization Davis, William Hammatt[61] 1945–1946 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
economic czar, big-picture economic czar Chairman, Economic Recovery Advisory Board Volcker, Paul A.[62] 2009 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
energy czar Director of the Energy Policy Office Love, John Arthur[63] 1973 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
energy czar Federal Energy Office Administrator Simon, William E[64] 1973–1974 President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
energy czar Administrator, Federal Energy Administration Sawhill, John[65] 1974 President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
energy czar Administrator, Federal Energy Administration, Assistant to the President for Energy Affairs, Executive Director of Energy Resources Council Zarb, Frank[66] 1974–1977 President appointed Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
energy czar Director, Department of Energy (cabinet-level position) Schlesinger, James[67] 1977–1979 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated, Senate confirmed Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
ethics czar, transparency czar special counsel to the president for ethics and government reform Eisen, Norm[68] 2009–2010 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
ethics czar, transparency czar White House Counsel Bauer, Robert[69] 2010–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives DiIulio, John[70] 2001–2002 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Towey, Jim[71] 2002–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
faith-based czar, faith czar Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Hein, Jay[72] 2006–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
faith-based czar Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships DuBois, Joshua[73] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
food czar Food Administrator and Secretary of Agriculture Wickard, Claude[74] 1942–1943 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
food czar War Food Administrator Davis, Chester C.[75] 1943 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
food czar War Food Administrator Jones, Marvin[76] 1943–1945 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
food czar Chairman Citizens Food Committee Luckman, Charles[77] 1947 Sep–Nov President appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
food safety czar Assistant Commissioner for Food Protection Acheson, David W. K.[78] 2007–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally with the rank of Ambassador Tobias, Randall][79] 2003–2006 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
global AIDS czar Coordinator of U.S.Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, with the rank of Ambassador Dybul, Mark[80] 2006–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
Great Lakes czar Special Advisor to the EPA Administrator Davis, Cameron[81] 2009–present EPA appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
green-jobs czar Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation at the White House, Member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Jones, Van[82] 2009 Apr–Sep President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
Guantanamo Base closure czar US Department of State Special Envoy Fried, Daniel[83] 2009–present Sec. of State appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
health care czar, technology czar, internet czar, e-czar Senior Advisor for Policy Development Magaziner, Ira,[84] 1993–1998 President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
health czar Director of the White House Office of Health Reform and Counselor to the President DeParle, Nancy-Ann[85] 2009–present Exec Order Obama, BarackBarack Obama
health czar for the World Trade Center (WTC) Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September 11 attacks, World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, also served as Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Howard, John[86] 2006–2008 President Appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
health IT czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Brailer, David J.[87] 2004–2006 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Bush, George W.George W. Bush
health IT czar National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services Blumenthal, Dr. David[88] 2009 - Exec order, appointed by Sec. of HHS Obama, BarackBarack Obama
homeland security czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Ridge, Tom[89] 2001–2002 (New position), Exec Order, President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ridge, Tom[89] 2003–2004 (New position), Legislation enacted, President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
homeland security czar Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Chertoff, Michael[90] 2005–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
homeless czar, homelessness czar Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Phil Mangano[91] 2002–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
housing czar Housing Expediter in the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion Wyatt, Wilson[92] 1945–1946 (New position), President appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
Gulf Coast reconstruction czar, hurricane Katrina recovery czar Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort Powell, Donald E.[93] 2005–2008 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
inflation czar, anti-inflation czar Special Trade Representative, Chief U.S. trade negotiator Strauss, Robert[94] 1978 President appointed Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
inflation czar Advisor to the President, Chairman Council on Wage and Price Stability Kahn, Alfred[95] 1977–1980 President appointed Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
information czar, infotech czar Chief Information Officer at the White House Kundra, Vivek[96] 2009–present (New position), created by statute, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence Negroponte, John[97] 2005–2007 (New position), Congress mandated, President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence McConnell, John Michael[98] 2007–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
intelligence czar Director of National Intelligence Blair, Dennis[99] 2009–2010 President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
Iran czar Special Advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia (which includes Iran) Ross, Dennis[100] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
manpower czar Director, War Manpower Commission McNutt, Paul V.[101] 1942–1945 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary for manufacturing and services, U.S. Commerce Department Frink, Albert[102] 2004–2007 (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services Sutton, William G.[103] 2007–2008 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
manufacturing czar Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy Bloom, Ron[14] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
Middle East czar Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Mitchell, George[104] 2009–present Sec. of State appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
mine safety czar Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Stickler, Richard[105] 2006–2008 Recess appointment—2 prior presidential nominations were rejected by the Senate Bush, George W.George W. Bush
missile czar Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research and Development Gardner, Trevor[106] 1954–1956 Sec. of Defense appointed, Senate confirmed Eisenhower, Dwight D.Dwight D. Eisenhower
mobilization czar, civilian economy czar Director, Office of Defense Mobilization Wilson, Charles E.[107] 1950–1952 (New position), Exec order Truman, HarryHarry Truman
oil czar Petroleum Coordinator for National Defense, Secretary of the Interior Ickes, Harold L.[108] 1941–1946 President nominated, Senate confirmed as Secy of Interior Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
patronage czar Postmaster General Post Office Department, Cabinet level position Hannegan, Bob[109] 1945–1947 President nominated, Senate confirmed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
performance czar United States Chief Performance Officer and Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget Zients, Jeffrey[110] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
policy czar Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning Gerson, Michael[111] 2005–2006 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Henderson, Leon[112] 1941–1942 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Brown, Prentiss Marsh[113] 1942–1943 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
price czar Administrator, Office of Price Administration Bowles, Chester[114] 1943–1946 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
price czar Chairman of the Price Commission Grayson, C. Jackson, Jr.[115] 1971 (New position), President appointed Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
production czar Director, War Production Board Nelson, Donald[116] 1942–1944 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
production czar Director, War Production Board Krug, Julius[117] 1944–1945 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
public diplomacy czar Special advisor to the President, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Hughes, Karen[118] 2005–2007 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
public diplomacy czar Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Glassman, James[119] 2008–2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
reading czar President's Advisor on Reading First Initiative, Member of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education Lyon, G. Reid[120] 2001–2005 President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
reconversion czar Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion Snyder, John[121] 1945–1946 President appointed Truman, HarryHarry Truman
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Office of Management and Budget Graham, John D.[122] 2001–2006 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Dudley, Susan[123] 2006–2009 Recess appointment, nominee did not receive a Senate vote Bush, George W.George W. Bush
regulatory czar Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory AffairsOffice of Management and Budget Sunstein, Cass[124] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
rubber czar Rubber Director Jeffers, Bill[125] 1942–1943 (New position), Exec order, appointed by Chairman of War Production Board Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
savings & loan czar Director, Office of Thrift Supervision Ryan, T. Timothy, Jr.[126] 1990–1997 President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
science czar Science Advisor to the President, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Marburger, John[127] 2001 Oct–2009 Jan President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
science czar Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Holdren, John[128] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
shipping czar Administrator, War Shipping Administration Land, Emory S.[129] 1942–1946 Exec order Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
stimulus accountability, stimulus oversight Chairman, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board Devaney, Earl[130] 2009 (New position), created by statute, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
technology czar, chief technology czar Associate Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Assistant to the President Chopra, Aneesh[131] 2009–present President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
terrorism czar, counter-terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, member of National Security Council, cabinet level position Clarke, Richard A.[132] 1998 May–2001 Jan President appointed Clinton, BillBill Clinton
terrorism czar National coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counter-terrorism, cabinet level rank removed Clarke, Richard A.[133] 2001 Jan–Oct (Held over from prior administration) President Clinton appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
terrorism czar, counterterrorism czar National Director for Combating Terrorism, Deputy National Security Advisor Downing, Wayne[134] 2001 Nov–2002 Jun (New position), President appointed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
terrorism czar Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, John O.[135] 2009 President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
transportation czar Director, Office of Defense Transportation Eastman, Joseph Bartlett[136] 1941–1944 (New position), Exec order, President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
transportation czar Director, Office of Defense Transportation Johnson, J. Monroe[137] 1944–1949 President appointed Roosevelt, FranklinFranklin Roosevelt
urban affairs czar Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Policy Carrion, Adolfo[138] 2009–present Exec Order, President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
war czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[139] 2007–present (New position), President nominated, Senate confirmed Bush, George W.George W. Bush
war czar Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan Lute, Douglas[139] 2007–present (Held over from prior administration) President Bush nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
weapons czar Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) Carter, Ashton[140] 2009 President nominated, Senate confirmed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
weapons of mass destruction czar, nonproliferation czar Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism Samore, Gary[141] 2009–present President appointed Obama, BarackBarack Obama
weatherization czar Program Manager, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program, U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Sperling, Gil[142] 2008–present Career incumbent, retained from George W. Bush administration Bush, George W.George W. Bush, Obama, BarackBarack Obama

8 posted on 02/26/2013 6:54:20 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Progov
"These “jobs” are outragous and not only need to be laid off, they need to be eliminated entirely."

Ok... Let's see if you can make my point for me.
Aside from our military and the basic government offices spelled out in our US Constitution, can you... name any Federal Government agency that should NOT be eliminated?

For the record... The $156 million dollars you are speaking of is chump-change when there are trillions of dollars in unwarranted spending being done by our elected bureaucrats.

9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:02:22 AM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry, but you'll need to 'splain your purpose for posting that, otherwise, I'm just left to guess.

Because it's less than 40? Okay, I was wrong.

Because Bush had almost as many? LOL! I saw through the RINO game when shrub's daddy drove me out of the big tent lying about new taxes, so he'll get no defense from me.

I could go on, but like I said, you're purpose for posting it is quite vague.

10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:02:30 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: MamaTexan

Get rid of the federal pay requirement for work done at military bases. It costs exactly twice as much to do the same job on federal land vs. any other location.


11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:06:25 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SeekAndFind

“To Cut Government Spending, Lay Off the Loafers...”

Wouldn’t that be racist?


12 posted on 02/26/2013 7:10:51 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Good idea. Honestly, I suspect a great deal of the kickbacks our congresscritters have their hands into is tied up in 'federal' contracts.
13 posted on 02/26/2013 7:11:14 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: MamaTexan

RE: Sorry, but you’ll need to ‘splain your purpose for posting that, otherwise, I’m just left to guess.

My purpose for posting that is to show how many Presidents since Roosevelt have used their office to EXPAND government by appointing more Czars than necessary.

It looks like Bush Jr. was just as much a big government guy as Obama.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 7:13:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Many of these “loafers” are members of protected minority groups, and as such, cannot be laid off without going through massive amounts of red tape. Managers who are burdened with unproductive warm bodies simply let them do nothing. They are actually more productive when they do nothing because when they are forced to work, everything they do has to be redone anyway.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 7:14:11 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SeekAndFind

$150 Million is only a few minutes’ govt spending. It’s a great idea, but we would have to cut in 10000 other areas to make a dent.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 7:26:21 AM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind
The following are executive branch officials to whom the media has referred as a czar of some kind.

Was the massive post really necessary?

I can see very few of those positions that have ANY justifiable Constitutional basis, so again what was the point?

If its only basis is who the media has called 'czars', it's really silly.

They also refer to themselves as 'journalists'!

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Again, I am left guessing. Are you offended that I used the term 'czar' in reference to an 'official' government official?

17 posted on 02/26/2013 7:27:43 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: SeekAndFind
It looks like Bush Jr. was just as much a big government guy as Obama.

Yep you're right. Both side say they're trying to 'help' the country, yet each side bankrupts it.

[Please disregard my last post. You must have posted while I was slooowly typing]

18 posted on 02/26/2013 7:33:45 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: SeekAndFind

Quit paying anyone not to work. Our safety nets have become hammocks instead of trampolines. Welfare as a way of life should not even be an option.


19 posted on 02/26/2013 7:42:40 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Progov

State and local gov’t do this also, saw it firsthand. Just think of all the taxes we have to pay for the union’s pension, healthcare, and of course their hard work electing democrats.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 7:47:00 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Fresh Wind

Many? I’d say nearly all. This is selected reparations.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 7:50:21 AM PST by Monty22002
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To: SeekAndFind

Lay off the loafers and they will get unemployment benefits for life while loafing. At least it would be a pay cut.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:07 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: SeekAndFind

These are people who likely won’t be furloughed next week. No, they’ll go for people that will make the citizens angry. While these union pukes keep on working, lines will grow long at TSA in the airports.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 9:27:53 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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