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.