Presidents who achieve policy breakthroughs may not be the best ones to control the subsequent effects. There seems to be a policy trap for successful presidents. Being identified with, and committed to, programs for which they receive political credit, they are then ill prepared to propose solutions to the problems these programs create. Perhaps presidents of achievement should be limited to one term!
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Publication information: Book title: Separate but Equal Branches:Congress and the Presidency. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Charles O. Jones - Author. Publisher: Chatham House Publishers. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 217.
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