Kylearan (Login Kylearan) Posted Feb 6, 2004 6:37 AM
Ok, and the President cannot sponsor and pass an Economic Bill through Congress through his/her will alone, as he/she could do with ordering troops to go anywhere in the world.
Okay, good point. I should have thought of that myself, but I'm not very familiar with the structure of your administration or the power of the president and the Congress, so thanks for pointing that out. Our media always talks about "Bush's tax cuts" and such, so I guess I overestimated the president's power a bit.
I'm not sure, but while the president can order troops on his own, isn't a decision by the Congress needed for funding a war, thus limiting the president's power in reality? Sorry if I'm totally off-tangent again, but I seem to remember something like that from a book about the history of American foreign policy I recently read.
And I better shut up about this topic now since I know too little about the details. Thanks for all the replies though, very enlightening.