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    House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    The House of Representatives voted to give President Barack Obama a limited line-item veto authority on Wednesday in a rare display of bipartisanship on bitterly divisive spending and budget issues.

    The House voted 254-173, with 57 Democrats joining Republicans in favoring the bill, which allows the president to propose elimination of individual items in spending legislation and subject them to a separate, second vote by Congress.

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    If this were not an election year, I suppose the Democrats in the Senate would be fasttracking this bill. Since there is a question as to who will be the next President, I predict the Senate will sit on this.
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Wow, they actually let Obama do something? What will they think of next?
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    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.
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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 think it works:

    A Republican-controlled Congress in 1996 gave Democratic President Bill Clinton a full line-item veto authority that required a two-thirds majority to override and reinsert spending measures.

    But the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 1998, saying it took spending powers away from Congress.

    The bill passed on Wednesday tries to get around the constitutional problem by subjecting vetoed items to a second vote in Congress.
    If this happens, IMO it will be Obama's greatest accomplishment.
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If this were not an election year, I suppose the Democrats in the Senate would be fasttracking this bill. Since there is a question as to who will be the next President, I predict the Senate will sit on this.

    This is stupid and will bite them in the ass.No president should ever have a line item veto.

    What I said in the past on the issue of line-item veto.

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    No.Because the president will just simply veto what ever he wants and keep what he wants.For example lets take a so called compromise on illegal immigration( if the American people are stupid enough to fall for another so called compromise) that involves amnesty for all the illegals,tax payer aid to help the illegals no longer be illegals , crack downs on the scum who hire illegals as well a crack down on the scum who aid illegals with sanctuary states and cities that aid illegals and a ban on tuition for illegals children. A president that supports amnesty will simply veto all the enforcement measures against illegal immigration such as the crack downs on scum who hire illegals and the scum who aid illegals with sanctuary state and city policies.A politician that is actually against illegal immigration will simply veto any amnesty provisions as well as anything else that encourages illegal immigration. A line item veto is a double edged sword. It hurts you if the president doesn't support what you support and it helps you if the president supports what you support.

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    The line-item veto sounds like a double edge sword.The good thing is that it could eliminate alot of pork,the bad thing is that congress and senate could come up with some comprimise and then that comprimise overturned.


    For example they could come up with a comprimise that sent employers who hired illegals to prison and permanately took away their ability to own or operate a business and made felons,granted illegals amnesty,put a actual walls on the border,Guest worker programs.A president like Bush who is very proillegal would cut out the stiff punishments for emplyers who hire illegals and the wall on the border and keep everything else which is guest worker programs and amnesty for illegals.
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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.
    Obama's accomplishment???

    This isn't HIS doing...it's the House Republicans with a little help from some Democrats. They want to drop this in his lap, but I don't think the Senate Democrats are going to give it to him.
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Obama's accomplishment???

    This isn't HIS doing...it's the House Republicans with a little help from some Democrats. They want to drop this in his lap, but I don't think the Senate Democrats are going to give it to him.
    This is every president's wetdream though. Being able to cross off what he doesn't like.
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    This is every president's wetdream though. Being able to cross off what he doesn't like.

    Yeah, in this case it would be cross off every conservative measure, and accept every progressive measure, then hit the cameras saying that conservatives won't work with him....


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If this were not an election year, I suppose the Democrats in the Senate would be fasttracking this bill. Since there is a question as to who will be the next President, I predict the Senate will sit on this.
    That won't be going anywhere. Congress gave Clinton the line item veto and SCOTUS ruled it unconstitutional.
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    Re: House votes to give Obama limited line-item veto

    The GOP supports it because one day when their man becomes President he will have the same power.

    It's a power that should not exist. We have congressional voting for a reason.

    This country is going to hell.

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