The Arkanssouri Blog.: We have Czars for everything else . . .

Monday, November 26, 2007

We have Czars for everything else . . .

. . . why don't we have a Pork Czar?

He could be appointed by the President, confirmed by the Senate, and headquartered in the General Accounting Office and have all their resources at his disposal.

He would be responsible for identifying and highlighting pork in all bills sent to the President.

To qualify as pork, the item in question would have to be:

1. Not a federal responsibility.
2. Unrelated to the purpose of the bill.

And give the President a limited line-item veto with the power to remove only those things the Pork Czar has identified in the bill as pork.


Blogger Dr. T said...

Ooo, can I play this game? How about a cigarette czar. And a cigar czar (Why two different czars? Two different demographics -- and besides, can't have too much government). Potato chip czar. Chocolate czar. Sex czar. Polygamy czar. Homosexual czar. Twinkie czar. And then, once we have all these czars, we can just throw out the Constitution and declare the President czar and be done with pretending that we have any freedoms left at all.

8:16 PM  
Blogger John said...

The difference is that the purpose of the Pork Czar would be to place limits on GOVERNMENT. The examples you give would place limits on individual freedoms.

8:50 AM  

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