Monday, September 14, 2009

I don't think they're necessary, but Obama's 'czars' are not anti-democratic. They report to the President, they're presumed to act at the direction of the President and if the President can fire them anytime he likes... and the last I checked, the President was elected democratically. It doesn't matter that Congress doesn't get to confirm them; I think it is wrong that Congress gets to confirm so many of the people a President picks to help implement his agenda. Democracy means being able to hold someone accountable and while we can't kick out a particular czar, we can certainly deny Obama re-election if we don't (as seems to be the case) like what he is doing.