Why does the President get the credit/blame for just about everything that happens while he's in office? He doesn't make the laws. He doesn't control the spending. Yes, he supposed to put forth the budget, but Bill Clinton was the only President who had a line item veto for awhile. Meaning, if Congress wants to do something strongly enough, the President can't stop it. And, putting forth a plan or agenda doesn't mean Congress will follow it. Why does just about every political news story blame or give credit to the President for jobs, economy, trade, entitlements, etc. Even if he wants to go to war, Congress has to fund it. Reports always talk about what happened during the "Clinton administration" or "Bush administration", but not what happened "while Tom Foley or Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House or when Trent Lot was Senate Majority Leader, etc.