U.S. News and World Report online has reported yet another "czar" position has been created. This one is to battle domestic violence against women. Joe Biden got the honor of making the announcement. As per USN&WR:
Vice President Biden announced today that Lynn Rosenthal will be the White House adviser on Violence Against Women, a new position created to work with the president and vice president on domestic violence and sexual assault issues...Rosenthal most recently served as the executive director of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and has focused on domestic violence issues like housing, state and local coordinated community response, federal policy, and survivor-centered advocacy.
While domestic violence in any form, whether it's men on women or women on men, is abhorrent, is this really an issue for the federal government? They're repealing the Tenth Amendment layer by layer. Jeez!!!
This list of "czars" just keeps growing at exponential rates.
There's a drug czar, a U.S. border czar, an urban czar, a regulatory czar, a stimulus accountability czar, an Iran czar, a Middle East czar, and a czar for both Afghanistan and Pakistan, which in Washington-speak has been lumped together into a policy area called Af-Pak.
There are upward of 20 such top officials, all with lengthy official titles but known in the media as czars, and next week there will be one more, when Obama appoints a czar for cyber-security who will be charged with improving the security of computer networks.
And that list of 20 came out before the following appointment was made earlier this month:
President Barack Obama recently introduced Kenneth Feinberg as America's "compensation czar." He'll oversee executive pay at firms that have taken federal bailout money. Feinberg "will have broad discretion to set the salaries and bonuses for their five most senior executives and their 20 most highly paid employees," The New York Times reported.
This is the most blatant power grab we have yet to see. And I don't foresee things getting much better. I hope I'm wrong.