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    The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything. So, Congress does not have to approve additional spending for a wall.

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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything.
    Slippery slope; tell me what funds does the government have that are not earmarked. What dollars are you speaking of?
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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything. So, Congress does not have to approve additional spending for a wall.
    It won't cost anything because it will be swiftly defeated by the courts for the phony political stunt it is. Plus, if he could steal 6 bil from the Pentagon, ask those guys and the defense contractors how they feel about that? And what happened to how Trump has "restored our military" so then he can just steal that money back when it's convenient?

    I'm not really defending the MIC here, but things being what they are, Trump hasn't a leg to stand on.

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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything. So, Congress does not have to approve additional spending for a wall.
    Are you talking the full wall project from start to finish and allocations for maintenance or just a small down payment?
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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by markjs View Post
    It won't cost anything because it will be swiftly defeated by the courts for the phony political stunt it is. Plus, if he could steal 6 bil from the Pentagon, ask those guys and the defense contractors how they feel about that? And what happened to how Trump has "restored our military" so then he can just steal that money back when it's convenient?

    I'm not really defending the MIC here, but things being what they are, Trump hasn't a leg to stand on.
    He doesn't have a leg to stand on in the opinion of liberals.

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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Are you talking the full wall project from start to finish and allocations for maintenance or just a small down payment?
    Well, reality is that this would be a part of the wall. Part is better than nothing.

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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Just remember, whatever precedent Trump starts in order to get around Congress, will likely be followed in the future by a President wanting to do something you DON’T like.
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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything. So, Congress does not have to approve additional spending for a wall.
    Nope it will be dragged in courts and Trump will be refused the funds. How can you declare a National Emergency when the number of illegals have dropped and you waited for 2 years (According to Trump longer than that) to declare one? I look forward to Trump getting laughed out of office in 2020 with no wall.
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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything. So, Congress does not have to approve additional spending for a wall.
    Red:
    The hell they're not "earmarked" for anything!


    Congress does not just toss a huge sum to a federal department and tell it to spend it as it sees fit.

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    Re: The Wall Will Not Cost Anything

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    if Trump declares a national emergency and pays for the wall out of funds that have already been approved by the Democrats for spending. Those dollars were not earmarked for anything in particular so they can be spent on anything. So, Congress does not have to approve additional spending for a wall.
    Building a token portion of additional border fencing, paid for with "chump change", is unlikely to stop (avert?) any "national emergency". Think about what you are saying here - if congress won't allocate funding for X then the POTUS can simply declare X to be a "national emergency" and take money intended for Y and spend it on X.
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