10.31.2009 0

Appointment Watch: Kienitz and Garrett

  • On: 11/24/2009 09:25:50
  • In: Appointments

  • Appointment Watch: Kienitz and Garrett

    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.

    Roy Kienitz, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy

    • Kienitz is a transportation official who apparently doesn’t like roads because he thinks that they breed cars.
    • Kienitz has a history of intervening in land use proceedings to prevent retailers from gaining approval for their buildings.
    • Kientiz as Gov. Rendell’s Deputy Chief of Staff was a “leader for transportation…” During his tenure in that position the Governor attempted to turn the PA Turnpike over to a foreign company.
    • Kienitz was confirmed, without one Senator objecting, by the Senate on April 29, 2009.

    Elizabeth Garrett, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy

    • Garrett is an academic who believes that you are not taxed enough.
    • Garrett believes that the tax system should promote the goals of progressivity and fairness.
    • Garrett is “not satisfied with the current tax code’s progressivity.”
    • Garrett withdrew from consideration on May 29, 2009.

    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 [email protected]


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