Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:37 UTC
In the News "This election won't hinge on technology issues. Just look at prevailing discussions this year at the national level: major candidates have sparred over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the role of government, inane comments on the female body, and to nobody's surprise, the economy. Despite that fact, many decisions will be taken up by the next US president and those in Congress that will affect the world of tech, and by consequence, the real lives of citizens and human beings around the world - from alternative energy, to the use of killer drones, the regulation of wireless spectrum, and policies that aim to control content on the internet. Your chance to vote is just around the corner. Here's what's at stake in tech this election, and how the major candidates could influence our future." Happy voting, American readers. Whatever you pick, please take at least a few minutes to consider that the implications of your choice do not end at the US border.
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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by demetrioussharpe on Thu 8th Nov 2012 14:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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...presidential line item veto is the quickest way to help this.

Congress tried to give Bill Clinton this power. However, they're so stupid, that they didn't even bother to read the constitution & figure out the correct way to do this. It's something that only can be correctly done by modifying the constitution. They should've posed it to the public as a referendum. This would've allowed the public to vote for a constitutional change that would give the president this power cleanly. Unfortunately, they tried to do this as a bill; which got struck down for being unconstitutional. If only they'd done their homework.

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