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Bush wasts Line-Item Veto revisted


Benevolent Dictator
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May 19, 2004
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Source: Yahoo News

WASHINGTON - [size=-1] Six years after the Supreme Court took away the president's ability to veto specific parts of legislation, President Bush (news - web sites) is asking Congress to bring back the line-item veto to let him make precision strikes against projects and tax provisions he doesn't like.
[size=-1] At a news conference after his re-election, Bush said he wanted a line-item veto that "passed constitutional muster," explaining it would help him work with lawmakers "to make sure that we're able to maintain budget discipline." [/size]

[size=-1]Presidents have been saying similar words since the first line-item veto proposal was introduced in the 1870s. It wasn't until 1996, when the new Republican majority in the House made the tool part of its "Contract With America," that Congress responded.

[size=-1]I still believe it is a good thing.

[size=-1]What do you think?
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