Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton vows to check growing presidential power

Boston Globe reported Although Bush has issued hundreds of signing statements, declarations that accompany his signature on bills approved by Congress, Clinton said she would use the statements only to clarify bills that might be confusing or contradictory.
In other words the same reason Bush wrote them.
She also said she did not subscribe to the "unitary executive" theory that argues the Constitution prevents Congress from passing laws limiting the president's power over executive branch operations.
If she is eected president let us see how eager she then will be to have Congress pass laws restricting her power.
Adherents to the theory say any president who refuses to obey such laws is not really breaking the law.... Clinton recently floated the idea of issuing a $5,000 bond to each baby born in the United States to help pay for college and a first home, but it immediately inspired Republican ridicule and she quickly said she would not implement the proposal. She defended that decision yesterday, saying she is focusing on proposals with more political support and she is not formally proposing anything she can't fund without increasing the deficit: "I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all."
We can't afford any of them.

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