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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    That's why I like that idea. If they can be publicly shamed then they most likely will avoid sticking pork into bills.This is one of the reasons we know they are not serious about getting rid of pork.If they were serious then would call out these guys when they add **** like this.
    See folks, (Moderate) Democrats and Conservative (Republicans) can agree on some things.

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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The dems had both houses and the presidency for 2 years. Why didn't they get anything done then except a whole bunch of spending that has not been paid for.
    Independents are not Democrats, and the Democrats aren't this radical leftist marxist socialist group you picture them to be. Quite a few Democrats are too conservative for some of the liberal goals. (or are just in the pockets of whatever business happens to oppose the bill in question) The end result is that the Democrats never had 60 votes for anything substantial, and since the GOP is willing to filibuster absolutely everything, 60 votes are required to pass things in the Senate instead of 51.

    edit: Actually Kennedy was replaced in September so nevermind that part. In any case, calling that a supermajority is a bit of a stretch since two of the votes are independents and Lieberman endorsed a Republican in 2008.
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    They should just give it to him. If they don't like what he is cutting then just vote no on the second pass and it won't happen. Although, I am not sure this goes around the Supreme Court ruling from 98.
    I actually think this would get around the ruling because in essense in passing a budget with the President's revisions (line item vetoes), the Congress is literally passing a brand new bill that the president could simply sign and it becomes law...
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That won't be going anywhere. Congress gave Clinton the line item veto and SCOTUS ruled it unconstitutional.
    As it requires a further vote by Congress, I believe it would pass Constitutional muster providing the Senate passes it...
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think it works:



    If this happens, IMO it will be Obama's greatest accomplishment.
    I agree since it will be a congressional accomplishment, and he can take credit; since he hasn't done much else while President.
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