10-10-2005, 02:17 PM
It's always funny to blame everything on one guy. Some people give them soooo much credit, good or bad, like they are the King or something. Don't be so silly. There are thousands and thousands of people making decisions for our country every day including the Council of Economic Advisers, Council on Environmental Quality, Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, National Security Council, Office of Administration, Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Office of Global Communications, Office of Management and Budget, Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network, White House Military Office, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, Department of Transportation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Administrative Council of the Federal Register, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, African Development Foundation, American Battle Monuments Commission, AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation), Appalachian Regional Commission, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee, Artic Research Commission, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Central Intelligence Agency, Chief Financial Officers Council, Chief Information Officers Council, Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, Commission on Civil Rights, Commission on International Religious Freedom, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States regarding weapons of mass destruction, Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Corporation For National Service, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, Delaware River Basin Commission, Denali Commission, Election Assistance Commission, Endangered Species Committee, Environmental Protection Agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., Farm Credit Administration, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, Federal Advisory Committees, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Election Commission, Federal Executive Boards, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Federal Financing Bank, Federal Housing Finance Board, Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds, Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, Federal Library and Information Center Committee, Federal Maritime Commission, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission, Federal Reserve System, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, Federal Trade Commission, General Services Administration, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Inter-Agency Electronic Grants Committee, Inter-American Foundation, Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group, Interagency Council on Homelessness, International Broadcasting Bureau, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, Japan-United States Friendship Commission, Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, Marine Mammal Commission, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Merit Systems Protection Board, Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Mississippi River Commission, Morris K. Udall Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Archives and Records Administration, National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, National Capital Planning Commission, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, National Council on Disability, National Credit Union Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Indian Gaming Commission, National Labor Relations Board, National Mediation Board, National Park Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Transportation Safety Board, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, Office of Compliance, Office of Government Ethics, Office of Personnel Management, Office of Special Counsel, Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Panama Canal Commission, Peace Corps, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Postal Commission, Postal Rate Commission, President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond, President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency, Presidio Trust, Railroad Retirement Board, Regulatory Information Service Center, Securities Exchange Commission, Selective Service System, Small Business Administration, Social Security Administration, Social Security Advisory Board, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, United States Agency for International Development, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, United States International Trade Commission, United States Postal Service, Veterans Day National Committee, Vietnam Educational Foundation, White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance, the House & Senate committees: Agriculture [House], Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry [Senate], Appropriations [House], Appropriations [Senate], Armed Services [House], Armed Services [Senate], Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs [Senate], Budget [House], Budget [Senate], Commerce, Science & Transportation [Senate], Education & Workforce [House], Energy & Commerce [House], Energy & Natural Resources [Senate], Environment & Public Works [Senate], Finance [Senate], Financial Services [House], Foreign Relations [Senate], Government Reform [House], Health, Education, Labor & Pensions [Senate], Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs [Senate], Homeland Security [House], House Administration [House], Indian Affairs [Senate], International Relations [House], Joint Committee on Printing, Joint Committee on Taxation, Joint Committee on the Library, Joint Economic Committee, Judiciary [House], Judiciary [Senate], Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence [House], Resources [House], Rules and Administration [Senate], Rules [House], Science [House], Select Committee on Ethics [Senate], Select Committee on Intelligence [Senate], Small Business and Entrepreneurship [Senate], Small Business [House], Special Committee on Aging [Senate], Standards of Official Conduct [House], Transportation & Infrastructure [House], Veterans' Affairs [House], Veterans' Affairs [Senate], Ways and Means [House], the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, First Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and hundreds of District Courts. That's just the tip of the iceberg on the federal level. We still haven't covered state and local.