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Thread: Who is responsible for federal government spending?

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    Re: Who is responsible for federal government spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    There is no line item veto anymore, it briefly existed in the 90s but the SCOTUS ended it by ruling it unconstitutional.
    I didn't know it actually was in place and thought it got ruled unconstitutional before to took effect. Reagan pushed for it I think.

    The old one was just a regular law. In order for it to be constitutional we need a constitutional amendment. I think allowing congressional overrides by the same number the original vote passed maintains the control of spending with congress but allows the president to detach wasteful spending on things like from studying personality disorders of gay prostitutes in Vietnam from keeping the electricity on at Walter Reid Hospital.

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    Re: Who is responsible for federal government spending?

    We the people are.

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    Re: Who is responsible for federal government spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    We the people are.
    That's also a good answer!


    Unfortunately, politicians often lie so while we can get rid of them at the next election, we can't really control their actions once they're in the driver's seat. Ultimately, though, you are correct. We should know enough about our elected representatives before we elect them to be able to trust them to do what we want them to do to the best of their ability once they're in office.
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    Re: Who is responsible for federal government spending?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    In YOUR opinion... Who is responsible for federal government spending?

    1. Congress
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    We the people.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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