Just a sample of the czars, Obama has appointed:
- Van Jones: an avowed Communist, the former green jobs czar.
- Anita Dunn: Obama's czar of Homeland Propaganda. She cites Chairman Mao Tse-tung as one of her favorite political philosophers.
- Cass Sunstein: Obama's regulatory czar is an anti-gun progressive activist judge, who believes that citizens’ rights exist only to the extent that they are granted by the government.
- John Holdren: Obama's science czar has advocated coercive population control as far back as the 1970's.
- Ron Bloom: now we have Obama's manufacturing czar citing Mao Tse-tung, and calling the free market, "nonsense."
At http://www.haltobama.com/2009/10/556/#more-556 Dr. Rick Scarborough said:
[Despite a degree from the Harvard Business School, Bloom apparently believes that the free market is a con game — that it’s not about investors and innovators, entrepreneurs and workers getting together to offer useful goods and services at competitive prices, but a carnival side-show attraction whose objective is to fleece the rubes.
It seems the president believes this too. Every one of his policies seeks to undermine the market, take power away from businesses, transfer income from consumers (via taxation and inflation) and put it all in the hands of unelected and unvetted government bureaucrats – like Manufacturing Czar Ron Bloom.
No wonder Mr. Obama has chosen to by-pass the Senate and its constitutional mandate to advise and consent, which would have required open hearings, before such ideologues were given sweeping powers, as have the more than three dozens Czars appointed during his first year in office. This president has built a shadow government, and the more we learn, the more we see that his agenda isn’t “hope and change” but “bait and switch.”]
Further analysis at: http://digg.com/d317jzx
"We get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they're convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that it's an adults-only, no-limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun."