Who controls spending? Congress or presidents?

flaca BN-0 2012/08/09 04:20:49
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  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/08/09 08:05:55
  • Alien Ramone 2012/08/09 04:39:09
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    Both. Congress votes on bills, many of them related to spending, and the President can veto or sign those bills.

    Many states have a similar setup with the state legislature voting on bills and the Governor having the ability to veto the bills. The fact that Gary Johnson as Governor of New Mexico took the state from debt to a one billion dollar surplus, mainly by vetoing spending bills, makes me believe that the President of the U.S. or Governors of states have much more control over spending then people might think.
  • Scott 2012/08/09 04:35:31
    Congress holds the purse strings.
  • rocat 2012/08/09 04:34:28
    congress must approve all-
  • zbacku 2012/08/09 04:25:50
    Still waiting for the Senate to pass a budget. How long has it been? 3-1/2 years?????

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