josh wrote:However, there is still a MAJOR difference in Liberal and Conservative platforms when it comes to the notion of taxing and govt size. I think I speak for most Conservatives when I say that we are upset with the GWB administration for their lack of veto use.
The system is messed up. There is no line-item veto, so the president is often "blackmailed" into signing spending bills with loads of wasteful spending and pork. I say give the president the line-item veto!