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View Diary: Bush Authoritarianism: Blackwater+Amway=GOP, Pt. 2 (295 comments)

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  •  Its a shift in decision making. (0+ / 0-)

    What makes it an imperial presidency is that the money and what it buys is increasingly decided at the executive level, not the legislative level.

    What is done is now at the sole discretion of the President.  Protected by Executive Privilege these actions and the costs of private contractors become opaque.

    The only power remaining with Congress is how much money the President can spend.  What it is spent on is no longer any of their business.

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