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Sunday, July 1, 2007
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via Reuters: U.S. senator wants “czar” to ensure import safety - Yahoo! News

A leading critic of China in the U.S. Senate called on Sunday for creation of a new American “import czar,” saying the current maze of federal oversight has failed to protect consumers against harmful Chinese imports.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat who is also helping to spearhead a legislative drive to press China on currency reforms, called for a new oversight post within the Commerce Department to oversee all matters pertaining to the safety of imported goods.

What is it with Washington and Czars? We have Drugs Czar, a War Czar and now Schumer wants a Chinese Import Czar?

And anyway, what’s the guy going to do, taste all the food and test all the products from China and then we’ll watch him to see if he gets sick?

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4 Comments

  1. […] YouTube Link to Article yahoo Here a Czar, There a Czar, Everywhere a Czar Czar… » Posted at PoliBlog ™: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts on Sunday, July 01, 2007 Via Reuters: U.S. senator wants “czar” to ensure import safety - Yahoo! News A leading critic of China in the U.S. Senate called on Sunday for creation of a new American “import czar,” saying View Entire Article » […]

    Pingback by University Update - Yahoo - Here a Czar, There a Czar, Everywhere a Czar Czar… — Sunday, July 1, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

  2. Activist Legislators: Chuck E. Cheese Wants Another “Czar”

    It’s not a typical weekend unless and until we hear of a whining press conference from New York Senator C…

    Trackback by A Stitch in Haste — Sunday, July 1, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  3. Taste tester

    We’ve got plenty of government bureaucracy as is. Does Senator Schumer have some unemployed relative or friend who needs a job or is New York’s Senior Senator looking to make a headline. I’m guessing the later.

    Trackback by The Florida Masochist — Monday, July 2, 2007 @ 9:41 am

  4. You are really into that Old McDonald theme, aren’t you, Steven?

    (Given these Czars, perhaps that should be the Old Dmitriev theme.)

    Comment by MSS — Tuesday, July 3, 2007 @ 11:55 am

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