Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Feingold Must Not Think Congress is Very Good at Its Job.

Via Senatus

Taking their lead from “President Obama’s recent proposal, a
bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced a bill to empower
him and future presidents to get a quick vote in Congress on deleting
spending items from annual appropriations measures soon after they have
been signed into law,” the New York Times reports.

The concept, known as expedited rescissions authority, is designed as a constitutional alternative to a line-item veto, which the Supreme Court, in 1998, ruled violated Congress’s power of the purse.
Where else but Washington is correcting your own bad behavior known as leadership?

Wisconsin's own Russ Feingold is a lead sponsor of the legislation. First McCain Feingold and now an end run around the prohibition on the line item veto. One can't help but wonder about Feingold's commitment the the Constitution.

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