Friday, August 21, 2009
But are the Czar’s any more than a kitchen cabinet?
Unlike the Kitchen Cabinet this lot get paid and come with a horde of locusts that eat out of the public treasury. In FDR's day connected people who had achieved prominence in industry considered it an honor to be offered a position as a "Dollar a Year Man."
All of the records and proceedings of these people who are occupying offices that are outside of congressional oversight should be subpoenaed for public review. Remember the Hillarycare Health Care Task Force? That also was an effort to make policy in the dark and it was exposed.
Once again Yes Minister proves to be the true oracle. They called the people given responsibility outside of Cabinet responsibilities "Supremos." When Jim Hacker became Transport Supremo he learned he was in trouble.
Jim: But I'm going to be Transport Supremo.
Sir Humphrey: I believe the Civil Service vernacular is Transport Muggins
The Bed of Nails, 1st of 3 parts.