Our Dystopian Present

We are not amused.
(Hat tip Scissorhead D-Cap)

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:

And then later, when he realized someone caught onto the Big Lie that Mexico was gonna pay for it…

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.

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8 Responses to Our Dystopian Present

  1. Scottie says:

    Hello TG. I think most people misunderstand what the SCOTUS did. They did not rule on the right of the President to move money around therefore taking the power of the purse from congress. What the court did was lift the injunction that had put a stay on the use of any funds until the case was settled. As Justice Stephen Breyer said he would have allowed only prep work until the case was settled. The case still has to be tried and ruled on. I do not know what the remedy will be if they rule against the administration if they already spend the money. tRump did win permission to start, but I wonder what he will be able to do with the money in reality. Hugs

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    • tengrain says:

      Scottie –

      I agree, but in reality, this is now a legal precedent.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Scottie says:

        Hello TG. Precedent for over turning an injunction maybe. But so far as to the right to move money around, that has not been set nor granted. Hopefully the courts will rule quickly and put the whole thing to bed. Yes it would have made more sense and been better to leave the injunction in place I agree. But as the court said they were not ruling on the merits and only on the injunction I am not too worried yet. Hugs

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    If the injunction falls, then the next Dim majority/prez will be able to move funds from the Military (or other sources,) to life-saving, Global Climate Change problem-solving tasks. We hope.

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  3. DoremiusJessup says:

    What I have a problem with is not Gorsuch and the Spoofmeister. It’s the appropriations committee that failed to hold the DoD’s feet to the fire. Obviously, they did not need that money for what it was initially budgeted, or they would not have allowed funds to be misappropriated it to The Dummy’s wall fantasy.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      DJ –
      The bulk of those funds were slated for the military to use for drug interdiction. (Do I hear Eiron farting?) I’m sure the Wall will perform as advertised, and do more to stem the flow of drugs – and criminals, and rapists, and so on and so forth,) as well as slow the tide of immigrants clamoring for entry. Or at least a no-cot spot in one of Dumpfy’s fine accommodations just this side of the border. Why those “internment facilities” are not gaining in popularity with our neighbors to the south is quite the mystery.

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    Besides, as well – the military don’t see themselves as Drug Warriors, which is probly why they didn’t argue against it. There’s still PLENTY of change under the couch cushions, over at the Pentagon.

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