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Czar Wars

NYT quotes at length Matt Spalding's Senate testimony on ever-expanding government and the Czar controversy:

And I conclude by noting that we have a dilemma between the current Congress that tends to give away large amounts of authority -- for instance, in the TARP bill, which gave the secretary of the Treasury extensive delegation of power, $700 billion to purchase troubled assets; low [sic.: that's "lo"--where is the proofreader!  :-).  UPDATE:  The NYT goofed; my apologies] and behold we now own General Motors and we have a "car czar." Setting aside the policy, was that Congress's intention?

Matt's full statement to Senator Feingold's subcommittee is here.

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