TITLE

Line-Item Veto: Why Wait?

AUTHOR(S)
Berthoud, John
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Human Events;3/20/2006, Vol. 62 Issue 10, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the Legislative Line-Item Veto Bill introduced by U.S. President George W. Bush that would enable him to freeze funds for a line item and require the Congress to oppose it. It argues that the Congress has been doubting the bill as the president only tries to shift the public's attention from high government spending. It cites actions that can be taken by the president to show that he is serious to eliminate wasteful spending instead of waiting for his measure to be enacted. It contends that such measure is an ideal solution to the government budget problem on entitlements.
ACCESSION #
20276795

 

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