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The weekend Monday, March 06, 2006

A weekend out of town is over. My Cats were once again dominated by Florida. And there's always politics.

Bush is trying to push for line-item-veto legislation. As Cokie Roberts put this morning on NPR, it's just smokescreen legislation. This normally conservative issue was passed during the Clinton administration, signed by Clinton after passing a Republican congress. SCOTUS held it was unconstitutional then, violating the congressional powers. While the argument for it is it will help the president cut spending, the constitution says the power of the purse belongs to congress. It may very well pass but I think it'll be held unconstitutional again. The very premise of this type of legislation, regardless on the intent, would strip more power away from congress, particularly a power that is really the one thing Congress has to keep the president in check.

Tell your legislator no.

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