House bill looks to give president line-item veto

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Do you approve of the line item veto, as described in the OP?

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    House bill looks to give president line-item veto

    Good. I approve of this, regardless of which party is in the White House.


    Excellent bi-partisan idea gentlemen. Kudos.


    Sounds fair to me. The President strikes a line item, Congress gives it a straight up or down vote, with no amendments allowed.


    I wonder if the Democratic controlled Senate wants to be responsible for keeping the Democratic President from having this authority?
     
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    This was one of Ronald Reagan's strongest desires, which he was never given.

    I hope it finally comes to pass.
     
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    Will this line-item veto only apply to budgetary legislation...or will it also be applicable to legislation that has earmarks and other unrelated proposals attached to it?
     
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    I support the idea too.
     
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    I like the idea, but the Supreme court shut it down when it was tried during the Clinton years
     
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    My thought exactly. What's different about this one that would enable it to pass SC muster?
     
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    double check the Op article, but I believe it is strictly budgetary.
     
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    right, but they apparently addressed the Constitutionality issue with the part where the President says NO to line #57, Congress gives it a quick yeah or neah vote (no amendments allowed), and then if they agree, they send a new bill with that item removed.
     
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    I like to read the actual bill before I decide whether I support it. I'm anal like that.
     
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    Sound good to me. Lets see what it looks like in the flesh.
     

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