Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 15th, 2006 10:00 am by HL
Last Friday, Federal District Judge John D. Bates conducted yet another feeble judicial capitulation to the Bush Administration when he ruled that it was acceptable for the president to sign a bill that had not been passed by Congress.
As many BuzzFlash readers may recall, a clerical error created a $2 billion discrepancy between two versions of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which each respectively passed the House and Senate by the slimmest of margins. The mistake was quickly identified, but Bush rushed to sign the stingier copy – which cut two years off of Medicare coverage for certain medical equipment – despite being warned in advance that the bill he was about to approve had only been voted on by one half of Congress
Congress is obsolete anyway by now. Just another example of Bush subverting the constitution to get his way. I’m sure they don’t mind. Those people on Medicare will just have to suffer while another 2 Billion goes to Halliburton to do nothing with in Iraq
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