Monday, March 06, 2006

Line item veto

The line item veto the president is seeking might be a very powerful tool for an already powerful and extremely partisan administration. The administration claims it will reduce earmarks, and we are all for that, however in such partisan times the cherry-picking of earmarks (for rewards and punishment) could be scary. I am hoping the earmark issue will be dealt by congress for it is clearly very fertile ground for corruption.