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    U.S. names Asian carp czar

    The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.

    On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama's Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp.
    "This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in denial. We are not in a go-slow mode. We are in a full attack, full-speed ahead mode. We want to stop this carp from advancing."
    U.S. names Asian carp czar - Chicago Breaking News

    Carp. Czar? Really?

    Carp.. Czar?? Really??

    Carp... Czar??? Really???

    I understand the threat the fish poses but... a Czar, really? For a fish? Isn't this getting just a LITTLE silly now?
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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

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    U.S. names Asian carp czar - Chicago Breaking News

    Carp. Czar? Really?

    Carp.. Czar?? Really??

    Carp... Czar??? Really???

    I understand the threat the fish poses but... a Czar, really? For a fish? Isn't this getting just a LITTLE silly now?
    So you don't think the program should have some one in charge of it? Or you don't think the program is worthwhile? I am totally not following your problem.
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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

    Carp really isn't that good of a fish. I say let the drown.

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    It's a problem, and it's a perfectly legitimate federal response.
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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you don't think the program should have some one in charge of it? Or you don't think the program is worthwhile? I am totally not following your problem.
    State and local issue first off. Secondly aren't there all ready agencies to deal with this problem? Why the need for another layer of "management"? Why not fire the head of the Fish and Wildlife service for failing to deal with the problem and install a new one?

    Why do we need a Presidential Appointment to deal with a Fish?
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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    State and local issue first off. Secondly aren't there all ready agencies to deal with this problem? Why the need for another layer of "management"? Why not fire the head of the Fish and Wildlife service for failing to deal with the problem and install a new one?

    Why do we need a Presidential Appointment to deal with a Fish?
    At an average salary of $172,000.00 plus staff for the 'czars'...is it any wonder we are 14 trillion in debt???

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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    State and local issue first off.
    The problem effects a number of states, as your article mentions.

    Secondly aren't there all ready agencies to deal with this problem?
    Yes, and he is going to be working with them.

    Why the need for another layer of "management"?
    Every large project has some one who in charge of them. You did not know this?

    Why not fire the head of the Fish and Wildlife service for failing to deal with the problem and install a new one?
    Because he has only had the job for 6 months? It's kinda not his fault.

    Why do we need a Presidential Appointment to deal with a Fish?
    Probably simply because it's the easiest way to get some one in the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    State and local issue first off.
    Actually, if it deals with a navigable waterway it is under the US Army Corps of Engineers' jurisdiction. Also, since it affects several states it is a Federal issue by default.

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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Actually, if it deals with a navigable waterway it is under the US Army Corps of Engineers' jurisdiction. Also, since it affects several states it is a Federal issue by default.
    I UNDERSTAND that, however...

    How did the Gov't work before all these Czars?
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    Re: U.S. names Asian carp czar

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I UNDERSTAND that, however...

    How did the Gov't work before all these Czars?
    I think in the olden days they were called "department heads."

    The problem now is that government is so bloated it takes what amounts to a dictator to cut through all the bull**** so that maybe, just maybe, something productive will be done.

    Naturally, the first inclination government has is to make more government to oversee it.

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