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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Yeah, like that insider trading stuff we all heard about? Nah, not nowadays. Civil Rights and Womens Suffrage was easy because those white guys and men knew they were oppressing and discriminating, they were just waiting on someone to call them on it. This stuff? No way. Our gov't has gotten so powerful and aloof, it would never happen. I'm just wondering when something is going to happen to change the way things are going.
    Plus, in the case of women's rights, most of those men were living with one.
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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Plus, in the case of women's rights, most of those men were living with one.
    Sometimes, the most obvious observation is the best and funniest. Good one
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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Plus, in the case of women's rights, most of those men were living with one.
    Different time, different era, different family dynamic.

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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Sometimes, the most obvious observation is the best and funniest. Good one
    By that logic... What took so long?

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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Different time, different era, different family dynamic.
    Yep.

    I was raised in a '50s family, past the time of women's suffrage, but the man was still the head of the house. My mother acknowledged her position, but also said that the woman was the neck, and the neck turns the head.
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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Presidents used to have the ability to not spend funds Congress had appropriated. I would support that limited version of the line-item veto. They are working in the House on a bipartisan measure that would allow the President to strip out provisions and send it back to Congress for an automatic up-or-down-vote, which I would also support.

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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Congress does not seem to have the will to change. They seem not to have the will to stop pork barrell spending.
    Because the people like it. That's the definition of pork, in fact - spending that pleases the folks back home.
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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Presidents used to have the ability to not spend funds Congress had appropriated. I would support that limited version of the line-item veto. They are working in the House on a bipartisan measure that would allow the President to strip out provisions and send it back to Congress for an automatic up-or-down-vote, which I would also support.
    You're basing your idea on the assumption that spending is bad unless proven good. If Congress makes a law to spend something, it's the law.
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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yep, I'm for it. As for concern about abuses of a line-item-veto....Bwahahahaha! Is that anything like abuses of legislation by congress? Because I'm pretty sure that a line-item veto, whether it's fairly applied or partisianly applied will get rid of at least half the abuse in any given year. GOP abuses cut during a Democrat Prez's term, Democrat abuses cut during a GOP Prez's term would be the worst case scenario. And right now, worst case is STILL better than what we've got, which is no budget, record deficit, and complete congressional paralysis.
    You're assuming that "abuse" means anything you don't like, I think.

    As for paralysis - no, not really. Congress's work is ugly sometimes, but it did manage to get a debt ceiling increase, fund the government, etc. this year.
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    Re: Should the President have "line-item veto" power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The more I read the responses to this thread, and the more I think about it, the less sure I am that a line item veto is a good idea after all. One subject at a time might work better, but who is going to pass it? The same Congress that likes to play dirty politics by passing bills with unrelated subjects?
    If the President had the line-item veto, it wouldn't be much different from one subject at a time.
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