Congress has become the least dangerous branch

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April 12, 2011
Cato Institute
by Gene Healy  
Posted in Commentary

"Whether or not you score the budget deal as a win for the GOP, the casual way the media describes the president's role shows how dangerously far we've drifted toward one-branch rule. Congressmen of old 'would have received as a personal affront' any message from the president calling on them to change their position, Massachusetts Sen. George Hoar wrote in his 1903 memoirs: 'If they visited the White House, it was to give, not to receive advice.'" (04/12/11)

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