Ahh, end-of-year production shutdown, the only time I can actually get any work done around here. Gotta love manufacturing IT.
Looks like President Obama is ready to get some work done too.
Since taking office in 2009, Obama has only vetoed legislation twice, both in fairly minor circumstances. But with Republicans set to take full control of Congress next year, Obama is losing his last bulwark against a barrage of bills he doesn’t like: the Senate.
“I haven’t used the veto pen very often since I’ve been in office,” Obama said in an NPR interview airing Monday. “Now, I suspect, there are going to be some times where I’ve got to pull that pen out.”
He added: “I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made in health care. I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made on environment and clean air and clean water.”
Over/under on when a Republican declares on FOX that Obama’s veto is “illegal”, Feb 8.
Open thread otherwise.