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The President and Congress: A strategic relationship
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Is the president a better representative of the people than Congress is? Who should take the lead in domestic policymaking?
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How can the president take the lead in Domestic policy? Proposals
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The power to “propose” “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient” (II:3).
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How can the president take the lead in Domestic policy? Proposals Bully pulpit Party leadership & loyalty
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How can the president take the lead in Domestic policy? Proposals Bully pulpit Veto threats (more Weds.) Budgeting
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President's 2002 Budget Other Entitlements 6% Other Mandatory Spending 7% National Defense 16% Medicaid 7% Interest on National Debt 10% Medicare 12% Social Security 23% Non-Defense Discretionary 19%
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President’s 2002 Budget, Discretionary Spending Non-Defense Discretionary 19% National Defense 16% Mandatory 65%
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