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An increasingly confrontational President Bush on Friday vetoed a bill authorizing hundreds of popular water projects even though lawmakers can count enough votes to override him.
It appears certain Bush will have his veto overridden for the first time in his presidency. The bill passed in both chambers of Congress by well more than the two-thirds majority needed to override Bush's decision and make the measure law.
Bush brushed aside significant objections from Capitol Hill, even from Republicans, in vetoing legislation that provides $23 billion for projects like repairing hurricane damage, restoring wetlands and preventing flooding in communities across the nation.
Originally posted by anhinga
People need to realize, the majority of the country has NO CLUE about stories like this, seriously, they're the walking dead. I asked a busy NYC street corner one night, "what's the US deficit?" After a couple of bored stares, someone was like, "a couple billion?"