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    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill other than on Constitutional grounds?

    If a bill makes it through both houses of Congress (never mind that the states have no voice - that's an entirely different problem) and makes it the desk of the President, should he be able to veto it if there is not a Constitutional issue with the bill?
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Sure. That's one of the beauties of our system; it is designed to encourage nothing at the federal level so much as inaction.

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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill other than on Constitutional grounds?

    If a bill makes it through both houses of Congress (never mind that the states have no voice - that's an entirely different problem) and makes it the desk of the President, should he be able to veto it if there is not a Constitutional issue with the bill?
    Yes. He was elected just as much as the members of Congress were. Why should he not be able to veto legislation if he doesn't like it?
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    The Constitution doesn't say it only has the right to veto if he believes it violates the Constitution, again thats an authority left to the SCOTUS. It simply says he has the power to.

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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill other than on Constitutional grounds?

    If a bill makes it through both houses of Congress (never mind that the states have no voice - that's an entirely different problem) and makes it the desk of the President, should he be able to veto it if there is not a Constitutional issue with the bill?

    I can think of some valid reasons a president might veto a bill.Here is two

    1.Too much pork/earmarks and unrelated crap in the bill.
    2.The President does not like whats in the bill.


    Why have a president if he is supposed to sign yes for every bill that lands on his desk? If a president says he is against pork spending or unrelated crap being put into bills then I do not want him signing yes for those bill. If I voted for a conservative president then I would not want him voting yes for a bill made by a house and senate full of libs and I am sure democrats would not want a liberal president signing a bill made by a house and senate full of conservatives.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Yes, it is just another one of our checks, and balances.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Shoot, our federal justices barely seem to understand the Constitution, it would be waaaay to much to expect our president to.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Shoot, our federal justices barely seem to understand the Constitution, it would be waaaay to much to expect our president to.
    They seem to understand it when its in your favour...

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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill other than on Constitutional grounds?

    If a bill makes it through both houses of Congress (never mind that the states have no voice - that's an entirely different problem) and makes it the desk of the President, should he be able to veto it if there is not a Constitutional issue with the bill?
    Ooops. Misread the poll and voted wrong.

    The President can (and should be able to) veto a bill because he doesn't like the color of the paper it's printed on...or for any other reason at all.
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    Re: Is there a valid reason for a President to veto a bill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    They seem to understand it when its in your favour...
    That's because I believe in a stricter Constitutional interpretation so, rulings in "my favor" would be easily justified by the Constitution.
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