All they have to do is use the wording from the Confederate Constitution:
The President may approve any appropriation and disapprove any other appropriation in the same bill. In such case he shall, in signing the bill, designate the appropriation disapproved, and shall return a copy of such appropriation, with his objections, to the House in which the bill shall have originated; and the same proceedings shall then be had as in case of other bills disapproved by the President.
What about beating other congressmen with a cane? Is that old practice up for vote? Bringing back that practice would help move things along as well I think.
They added that to the confederate constitution because it was one of the recognized flaws in the Federal Constitution.
I on the other hand think such a line item veto while making budget balancing more feasible would happen at the expense of additional favoritism.
The president would gain a greater degree of power in the political spoils system.
I think a far more direct & practical approach to the problem of budgeting is simply passing the debt directly to the individual voters. Holding collective debt is at its root an amoral act, as it imposes future generations with financial burden of supporting the present.
So at least divide up the Federal debt every year by State in proportion to their representation and let the States further subdivide that debt among their population.
Then politicians should be held accountable for the amount of money they spent. Rather then letting them hand their successor that burden, while they reap the reward.
In politics mortal hazards like this are practical hazards.
congress is made up of idiots...the SCOTUS already knocked this out out of the park during the Reagan adm...with a resounding NOPE. No line item veto for president, he either vetos, sign’s or does a pocket veto...he cannot tamper with the legislative branch....