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Are the T.E.A. commentators correct?

In a recent article in the local paper, a member of the Taxed Enough Already association asserted that his association was concerned on the expansion of the Federal Government into areas that were not addressed in the US Constitution and consuming excessive tax monies to ineffectively effect the outcomes. He made strong arguments for his case.
He went on to state that bureaucracies tend to grow like a cancer feeding on a healthy government until the time of it's demise.
I thought that it was a little overstated.
And then I remembered and old comedy show where the premise was based on writing of a former British bureaucrat who formulated Parkinson Law.
It says that officials want to expand the number of subordinates and limit their
rivals and they want to make work for their colleagues. It also address that the time to do work is the time allotted.
This seems to be true. I look at Federal Secretariats that have been created in the last 50 years in health, education, and poverty and we now have more poor, uneducated and sick people then ever...
We have a Department of Agriculture that has almost as many employees as farmers in the country.
Maybe these T.E.A people are on to something..

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    Oct 27 2013: Short answer to your question. The following Czars were appointed by Obama. Each has a staff and office costs supported by YOUR taxes. 45 total. Lacks congressional approval and approved funding. Parkinson's Law in action.

    •U.S. Border Czar: Alan Bersin
    •Medicare/Healthcare Czar: Dr. Donald Berwick
    •Manufacturing Czar: Ron Bloom
    •Electronic Health Records Czar: Dr. David Blumenthal
    •Terrorism Czar: John Brennan
    •Energy and Climate Change Czar: Carol Browner
    •Weapons Czar: Ashton Carter
    •Technology Czar: Aneesh Chopra
    •Intelligence Czar: James Clapper
    •AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley
    •Great Lakes Czar: Cameron Davis
    •Tobacco Czar: Lawrence Deyton
    •Stimulus Czar: Earl Devaney
    •Mideast Policy/Central Region/Iran Czar: Philo Dibble
    •Faith-based Czar: Joshua Dubois
    •IP Enforcement Czar: Victoria Espinel
    •Workplace Czar: Chai Feldblum
    •Guantanamo Closure Czar: Danny Fried
    •Asian Carp Czar: John Goss
    •Sudan Czar: J. Scott Gration
    •Afghanistan Czar: Marc Grossman
    •California Water Czar: David J. Hayes
    •Science Czar: John Holdren
    •Jobs Czar: Jeffrey Immelt
    •Special Advisor Czar: Valerie Jarrett
    •Safe Schools Czar: Kevin Jennings
    •Healthy Foods Czar: Sam Kass
    •Drug Czar: Richard Gil Kerlikowske
    •Information Technology Czar: Vivek Kundra
    •Diversity Czar: Mark Lloyd
    •War Czar: Lt. General Douglas Lute
    •Oil Czar: Ray Mabus
    •TARP Czar: Timothy Massad
    •Middle-East Peace Czar: George J. Mitchell, Jr.
    •Domestic Violence Czar: Lynn Rosenthal
    •WMD Czar: Gary Samore
    •Cybersecurity Czar: Howard Schmidt
    •Economic Policy Czar: Gene Sperling .
    •Climate Czar: Todd Stern
    •Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein
    •Food Safety Czar: Michael Taylor
    •Native American Affairs Czar: Kimberley Teehee
    •Latin American Czar: Arturo Valenzuela
    •Consumer Czar: Elizabeth Warren
    •Performance Czar: Jeffrey Zients

    A circumvention of constitutional oversight. Answer: Return to a Constitutional Government.

    All the best. Bob.
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      Oct 27 2013: Bob,
      you forgot to list the cabinet level secretariats, and a great number of independent agencies. In my 600 series management courses, I was taught that a person can only properly manage 7 subordinates
      Maybe that is the biggest problem with the current Administration.

      I am afraid that congress may have exchanged it's oversight authority for campaign contributions.
      The real failure is the national indifference about who or what runs the country....
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        Oct 28 2013: Yeah, I could have hogged the site and made list after list of valid examples. Congress has lost control ... perhaps not only by Executive Orders but through being the corporate whore they have become ... those who are not corporate whores I consider under the thumb of the shadow government of Soros and Ekes.

        Big news item today is the people who are shocked to learn that Obamacare is not free .... The article went on to state almost all of the people asking for insurance are being directed to medicade .. not eligible for Obamacare.

        Any law that is not read but also opted out of by those in power ... should be immediately suspect.

        Once again .... THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH ...

        However, the koolade is free flowing ....... LOL.

        Thanks for the reply. Bob.

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