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March 06, 2009

Line item veto V2.0

Sounds pretty watered down, but I suppose that's necessary to skirt around the constitutional issues that sunk V1.0

The main problem I see is the "default mode" of operation here is for the item in question to slide through rather than be rejected.

It would also be much stronger if a super majority were required to retain an item rather than a simple majority. Its easy to get a majority to vote for a grab bag of stuff with only a few turd garnishes slipped in on the whole bill, harder to get a super majority to affirmatively vote for steamy turds in isolation.


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