President Bush is pushing for line-item veto authority to bring federal spending under control. Unlike the line-item veto that was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, this version would send the vetoed items back to Congress for an up-or-down vote.
Although it’s no magic bullet for soaring deficits, a line-item veto could be a sensible tool for weeding out some of the special-interest pork in legislation.
But considering that President Bush has never vetoed a single spending bill during his entire presidency, you have to wonder — would he use a line-item veto if he had one?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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