SCOTUS is allowing Trump to move funds from various Pentagon accounts to wall construction.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/26/politics ... index.html
Yes, yes, I have no doubt that there are a whole host of complicated legal and accounting issues here, and I will not criticize the Court's reasoning, as I couldn't possibly offer an informed critique.
What I do know is that we have a system in which Congress can say "We haven't allocated money for this and we explicitly refuse to do so" and then the President can do it anyway.
Again, I have no doubt that this is 100% legal and wholly consistent with all existing law and precedent. I am not criticizing the system as it exists, because I understand how important and proper and reasonable it is. I am merely describing how it functions. It functions in such a way that the President can spend money however he chooses, even if Congress refuses to authorize it, and that is the existing system and no sane or reasonable person should critique it.
" Columbus wasn’t a profile in courage or brilliance despite the odds, he was a dumb motherfucker that got lucky. Oddly, that makes him the perfect talisman for the Trump era."