Lies about History, thanks to the Vice-President Cheney
The Constituion of the United States gives absolute and uncontrevertible WAR, TAX and BUDGET authority to the House of Representatives. If a bill is for taxes, or for spending, or to declare war, it must originate in the House.
Until the Budget Impoundment & Control Act of 1974 and the War Powers Act of ???? The President had NO Authority at all.
Now, since Nixon, Presidents have drafted budgets and handed them to Congress. The War Powers Act gives the President the power to engage in war for a few days before asking Congress, a right they did not have before.
Vice President Cheney, in an attempt to misinform the American people, in order to make them stupid, explains both of these acts as a LIMITATION on Presidential Power.
If he is really that much of an idiot or a liar, he certainly proves the point that Bush has no judgement skills (after all, he chose Cheney to help him pick a Vice Presidential candidate, and they ended up with Cheney, talk about a commission with foregone conclusions riding roughshod over reality!)
I think that makes Richard Cheney the most evil person I have ever heard of in the annals of American history.