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OK, I have stated before that I am not politically astute, but this has really got me confused. Obviously if you are correct, I have no idea the process taken when a president is sent a bill...what part is an 'objection' and what part a 'line item veto'?

What "objection" are you referring to?

article 7, the constitution.

That would be a veto, he vetoes the whole bill.

Perhaps I should rephrase my question..What is the definition of a line item veto.

The ability to veto specific portions of a bill without vetoing the whole thing.

What objection can there be to a bill containing one specific subject, without adds ons that have nothing to do with the original intent of the bill?

Those add ons are often the way they get people on the fence or on the other side to vote for the bill, a lot of times without them the bills wouldn't get out of Congress. This isn't ideal but as unworkable as Congress is now it would be even worse if they had to vote on every issue seperately, that's why they committees.

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