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Appointment Watch: 08.04.09

  • On: 08/04/2009 09:32:53
  • In: Appointments

  • Appointment Watch: Marquez and Schroeder

    The mainstream media continue to ignore President Obama’s appointment of bizarre personnel to run the government. Personnel is policy. That being the case the American people need to know about these appointments. This week we look another couple of Obama appointees. These are not isolated incidents or an occasional bad apple. These folks are representative of the appointments he is making with little or no push back from the Senate during the confirmation process.

    Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Community Planning and Development

    • Marquez is a Zen High Priestess and former General Manager of the L.A. Housing Department.
    • Even though she is an “affordable housing” crusader she somehow still managed to reduce the number of affordable units available in her jurisdiction.
    • Marquez pioneered an inspection program for rental property that cited tenants for among other things being a packrat. For the privilege of being told that you may be a packrat a tax of $35.52 was added to every rental unit.
    • During the first round of “inspections” in this program 1.9 million citations were issued.
    • On June 25, 2009, the Senate confirmed Ms. Marquez without one dissenting vote.

    Christopher Schroder, Nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy

    • He is another of Obama’s nominees who has a “regulate first, ask questions later” approach to governing.
    • Schroeder doesn’t like studying the costs and benefits of regulations while working on them because this slows down the regulatory process.
    • He would punish people for what he deems risky behavior even if there is no harm caused.
    • Schroeder believes that voluntary environmental programs are harmful and that overregulation is not a problem.
    • The current status of his appointment is that it has been voted out of committee and is awaiting confirmation by the full Senate.

    These are just a sample of the people President Obama is placing in positions of power within his Administration. If you want more information on these three and many others, please visit: http://www.getliberty.org/content.asp?pl=187&contentid=187

    Next week we will examine two more. Those who are interested in exclusive information before it reaches the public, please contact Don@getliberty.org

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