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Senate Rejects Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration, Setting Up First Veto

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    Algernon_Asimov Link
    There's a line in an article about this on my local news site: "If presidents can spend money without congressional approval then they will become like unaccountable monarchs, several Republican...

    There's a line in an article about this on my local news site: "If presidents can spend money without congressional approval then they will become like unaccountable monarchs, several Republican senators said."

    Is that valid assessment of this situation?

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      arghdos Link Parent
      The ability to declare a national emergency and bypass the funding priorities set by the legislative body just days earlier does seem to set a new precedent. Not all the way to a monarch IMO,...

      The ability to declare a national emergency and bypass the funding priorities set by the legislative body just days earlier does seem to set a new precedent. Not all the way to a monarch IMO, because Congress does still have the ability to stop the redistribution of funds, though partisanship seems to dictate that they won't. Mostly I think the Republican senators (probably correctly) see that if Trump gets away with this, the next Democratic president will do the same for guns or climate change.

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      1. TheInvaderZim Link Parent
        Alternately, the article notes that the funding was being redirected from our overinflated military spending, which defending is much more in line with typical republican short term. Its just our...

        Alternately, the article notes that the funding was being redirected from our overinflated military spending, which defending is much more in line with typical republican short term. Its just our senate sucking off the military industrial complex, as usual. Hilariously, I might add, as demons are now fighting demons.

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