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Morgan Curtis Pols 173.07 Joey Mello March 28, 2008 Line Item Vetoing It has come to my attention that there has been a surge in the lobbying of granting the president with the power to line-item veto. This power, if granted to the president, would give him the ability to restructure and manipulate legislation to which he sees fit. Before passing this piece of legislation, there must be great deliberation about the way in which this power could be used by the president, mainly for his and his supporters benefit. This legislation has already had its run in this government and was ultimately deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The members of this Congress must be aware of the full power that would be granted to the president if this legislation is passed. Just like many of the issues that are dealt with by this government, the line-item veto has both pros and cons. Although there is risk in granting the president this power, the benefits of this legislation would stimulate the action of this government and would enable it to run more efficiently and smoothly. In the current system, a bill that passes through congress is under the scrutiny of the president. If parts of the legislation do not apply to the main objective of the bill, then it is only appropriate for the president to veto this bill.
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