Monday, December 08, 2008

The Car Czar. Or is it Car Tsar?

We’ve had Energy Czars, Drug Czars, Education Czars, a Czar for every time and place under the sun.

When last we checked, none of the Czars did very much to solve any of the problems assigned to them.

Come to think of it, the Czar thing didn’t work out very well for the Russians either, esp. for Nicky II.

But Democrats want to saddle the ‘Big 3’ with one.

And not just a Czar, but a committee of five cabinet secretaries and the head of the EPA. There won’t be much Czaring with a group like this. Lots of endless meetings of Assistants to the Assistant Secretary, though.

Can anybody really, seriously, entertain the idea that a group of apparatchiks are going to “restructure” these companies in any way that will lead to profitable, viable, long term operations that make products consumers want at prices they can afford?

Congress has already done such a bang up job with health care, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Social Security, Education, Welfare, Energy, Amtrak, and those product hits just keep commin’.