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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    repeal the 17th, and reinstate the check on federal power, with the states.

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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Does the Office of President have too much power?
    a handy toolkit for determining the answer to this question :

    if you're a Republican and a Democrat is president, yes.

    if you're a Republican and a Republican is president, no.

    if you're a Democrat and a Republican is president, yes.

    if you're a Democrat and a Democrat is president, no.

    this toolkit can also be used in the monthly jobs report threads.

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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    a handy toolkit for determining the answer to this question :

    if you're a Republican and a Democrat is president, yes.

    if you're a Republican and a Republican is president, no.

    if you're a Democrat and a Republican is president, yes.

    if you're a Democrat and a Democrat is president, no.

    this toolkit can also be used in the monthly jobs report threads.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    If the government was working as intended, no. However, the government doesn't work as intended today, Congress and the Supreme Court were supposed to balance out the power of the Presidency and they simply don't do that anymore.

    As intended, no. As currently done, possibly.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Good on President Theodore Roosevelt pushing through the 17th amendment.
    Getting rid of the appointment of US Senators by Gerry-Mandered State Legislatures .
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    As soon as the Congress starts to do its job, there may be something to balance.
    Until then, the USSC and the President will do their jobs for them .
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Good on President Theodore Roosevelt pushing through the 17th amendment.
    Getting rid of the appointment of US Senators being by Gerry-Mandered State Legislatures .
    no bad..

    states violated constitutional law, by electing senators directly, before the 17th was ever created.

    state legislature elected senators was a check on federal government power, and with the 17th the government expanded and seized state powers for its own, violating the constitution.

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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    The office of the president has too much power only when it does something I disapprove of. Other than that, it's cool.

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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Interesting. I think they do have too much power, but the line item veto is one power that I would like them to have.
    What powers do you believe the executive branch shouldn't have?

    IMO, the line item veto severely weakens the legislative branch, which (ideally) is more representative of the population than the executive branch.
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