OK so the President gets cheers when things go well but he also gets the blame when things go awry. Do you know how dependant on congress our President really is?
It's not the system that needs to be overhauled - it's the basic education of the public.
By overhaul, WE, the PEOPLE need to elect officials who will not waste our money with pork, and lobbyist filled agenda's.
The best way to educate people is do what we are doing here, debate. I encourage everyone to take a political science course. Our libary offers a free adult education course, the "US Government 2008~ How your government works for you". It starts there and can only get better with the more education we have.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:10 PM on Oct. 20, 2008
And vice versa because he has the power to veto bills.
Answer by zianneaaliyah at 10:35 AM on Oct. 20, 2008
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:36 AM on Oct. 20, 2008
It's all a system of checks and balances...it was put in place to prevent absolute and corrupt power like there was in England once upon a time. And, yes, the President can veto bills, but he can't veto them and then pass a different one w/o consent from Congress and the Senate. The President (regardless of political affiliations) ends up being the front man who receives all the praise or all the flack from the American public...often the President gets praise for things that are completely out of his control and that he had very little to do with and then gets put down when things go wrong because of Congress and the Senate. Kind of sad when you think about it...
Answer by beadingmom17 at 11:01 AM on Oct. 20, 2008
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Answer by Boss at 12:17 PM on Oct. 20, 2008
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