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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury
1) Let's talk about what the President can and can't do for this Omnibus Bill. There's a lot of discussion both ways so let's examine how money gets allocated & spent in the US Government: 1. Congress allocates money to be spent. The President spends the allocated money.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
2) 2. Once Congress allocates money, their job is oversight of the money being spent. They don't spend the money and have no say HOW it gets spent as long as it's spent legally. That's their job to monitor with oversight.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
3) 3. Once the President is given the money with the instructions to spend it, he has a number of choices to make in spending it. There are some rules he has to follow & some of the money is fungible and some isn't.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
4) 4. However there are some other factors that are in play here. One of them is that the President has declared a Human Rights Emergency AND has notified Congress that he's invoking the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. 5. This opens up new options.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
5) 6. By making these two declarations President Trump has just communicated that he has the authority to NOT spend any funds he doesn't deem necessary and will return them to the US Treasury. So, funds for Planned Parenthood? He can simply not allocate the funds.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
6) 7. Also, these declarations make some funds fungible. For instance if he determines that building a Wall on the Southern Border is a defense against Human Trafficking? He can move funds from anywhere else in the Defense Dept Allocation & simply build the Wall.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
7) 8. Congress is powerless to stop cash reallocations on an omnibus bill AND cannot stop the DOD from taking measures under a declared Emergency. 9. Despite their language in the Omnibus Bill about the Border Wall, it is trumped by the State of Emergency that Trump declared.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
8) So in summary - This will go to the Courts. Congress will sue the President over the Border Wall. But here's how it will play out - Congress and the President are co-equal branches with different functions. Congress allocates. The President spends.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
9) The President has National Security as his Primary Responsibility and it's his job to use whatever funds and declarations he needs to for that job. No Court in this Nation (except corrupt on the take Judges) would EVER rule against a President for exercising that authority.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @POTUS
10) In the end the Supreme Court (yes, that's where it will end) will fully VALIDATE the President's Constitutional Authority & the Wall will be built. /end
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Fred Pottschmidt 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
Please show links to these 2 actions
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Redneck_mezcan 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
John. You've really done your homework on this one. Thanks for the REASSURANCE. Maybe I OVERREACTED. My mind is at ease.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @FredP72
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
I don't think he did all this work for a year not to.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @NoCollusion
I think it's a done deal. He knows what got him elected. That wall is the centerpiece of his Presidency and hopes for 2020
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @redneck_mezcan
We all did. I was very upset till I saw the moves he was making under the table. I've worked for Government for 30 years and I've never seen ANYONE making the moves he's making right now. He's a Genius.
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❌❌L. Harris❌❌ 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
Thank you John for this awesome thread! You are the best! Have a great weekend my friend! !
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Persistentseeker 24 Mar 18
Replying to @5Strat
Dont forget the National Emergency declared for the Opioid epidemic. That also plays into this.
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John 'America First Nationalist' Salisbury 24 Mar 18
Replying to @lovedbyGod79
Yep - Drugs.
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