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The Line Item Veto: Economist’s View


This is a good blog post by economist Mark Thoma. It examines the constitutionality of the line item veto and cites “Line-Item Foolishness,” by George F. Will from WaPo.

“[…]Were a president empowered to cancel provisions of legislation, what he would be doing would be indistinguishable from legislating.” (1)

On top of this, I think the Presidential Signing Statements should also be considered. Bush has been using them as effective line item vetos but with a much broader scope than just budget/etc… issues.

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October 21, 2007 - Posted by | Economics, George W. Bush | , , , ,

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