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  •  Another Republish*: Whatever Happened to (4+ / 0-)

    The Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 that President Obama had introduced last May?

       . . .the Obama team proposed a line-item veto with a twist: The president would have a limited time after a bill is passed to submit a package of rescissions that must be considered by Congress in straight up or down votes.

       "The line-item veto gave the knife to the president, and that was unconstitutional," White House budget director Peter Orszag told reporters in a conference call on the issue. "Here, we are trying to find a way for the president to give the knife back to Congress."  Politico

    That sure would be useful in this case.

    *from previous diary as it expired

    "ingratiation and access . . . are not corruption." -- Justice Kennedy (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 2010)

    by Limelite on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 12:43:34 PM PST

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