Hey guys, on Friday the SCOTUS ruled that Mexico is not paying for the Torilla Curtain, we are. And you’ll never guess who was crowing about it:
Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
And then later, when he realized someone caught onto the Big Lie that Mexico was gonna pay for it…
Such a big victory of our Country! “Supreme Court approves Trump Administration plan to use Military Funds for the Wall.” @FoxNews We will be fully reimbursed for this expenditure, over time, by other countries.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2019
And thus ends the Congress’ Power of the Purse. Nice knowing ya!
If the Prznint—any preznint—can now move money around to his/her own priorities/grifts with impunity, regardless of the intention of Congress when it allocated funds, then the world just changed with a 5-4 decision. If Congress decides to send aid to Puerto Rico and it ends up in the Tortilla Curtain, you can thank the Supreme Court.
Of course, on the other side (sometime in our imaginary non-fascist future) it could be that funding for a nuclear battleship might instead be used to buy solar panels.