O Outrage of the Day

I started to do this daily event a few months ago, but frankly, there was too much incoming to pick one out. Especially during the election Obama would say or do something outrageous every day. It would take a team of writers to pour through them.

I will try once again.

When I saw this little news nugget it jumped out of me as an outrageous thing: Obama has chosen someone to handle New York’s Sandy recovery. Outrageous enough as it is considering he has named czars for just about any aspect of American life (look for a toy czar, traffic czar and maybe a caffeine czar), he goes and elevates another. At the Americanthinker.com, Daren Jonescu notes, “On November 15, Obama, speaking in New York, announced his choice of a federal ‘point person’ in dealing with the recovery efforts.”

Wait, isn’t that what we have FEMA for, state governments for, the Red Cross for, Homeland Security for? Obama explains: “On the federal level, because this is going to be such a big job, I wanted to assign one particular person who would be in charge from our perspective, who would be our point person — because FEMA basically runs the recovery process, it doesn’t focus on the rebuilding. For that, we’ve got to have all government agencies involved. Janet Napolitano has done a great job with respect to DHS, but we thought it would be good to have a New Yorker who is going to be the point person. And so our outstanding HUD Secretary, Shaun Donovan, who used to be the head of the New York Housing Authority — so he knows a little bit about New York and building — is going to be our point person. And he’s going to be working with the mayor, the governor, the borough presidents, the county officials to make sure that we come up with a strong, effective plan. And then, I’ll be working with the members of Congress to do everything we can to get the resources needed to rebuild. And I have every confidence that Shaun is going to be doing a great job, and so people should feel some confidence about that.”

In other words, it’s an opportunity to saddle the taxpayer with yet another salary of one of his buddies.

And who is this Donovan? Here’s a quote from him: “I would never believe that the private sector, left to its own devices, is the best possible solution. I’m in government because of the role of government in setting rules and working in partnership with the private sector. On the other hand, there’s no way you could ever get to a scale that can really affect the housing problems in this country without working with the market.”

Jonescu concludes, “What do you think ‘a strong, effective plan’ for New York which meets with the approval of Shaun Donovan is likely to look like? And how much of the money Obama promises to squeeze out of Congress to pay for this ‘plan’ is likely to be used effectively to rebuild anything? This is the spirit of the ‘social democratic’ left in microcosm: the first priority in any crisis is to subsume the entire situation within the overarching authority of a man who believes his mission in life is “setting rules.”

Inch by inch the Marxist/leftists are taking over every part of our country. It doesn’t look like anyone is prepared to do anything to stop it.

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