Thank you, Quazi!
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
On the surface a line item veto seems like a wonderful thing. Perhaps it WOULD be if both parties were populated with representatives that were invested in the good of the country and not the good of the party.
There is a better solution than the Line Item Veto. It would make a huge difference if the federal powers and roles were reduced in the first place and those 'pork' projects were state and locally funded and mandated.