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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:14 AM

'It will create a firestorm': Mulvaney's border wall cash grab sparks dissent in White House

The pitfalls of a plan for Trump to shift federal dollars without an emergency declaration are coming into clearer view.

The White House is firming up plans to redirect unspent federal dollars as a way of funding President Donald Trumpís border wall without taking the dramatic step of invoking a national emergency.

Done by executive order, this plan would allow the White House to shift money from different budgetary accounts without congressional approval, circumventing Democrats who refuse to give Trump anything like the $5.7 billion he has demanded. Nor would it require a controversial emergency declaration.

The emerging consensus among acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and top budget officials is to shift money from two Army Corps of Engineersí flood control projects in Northern California, as well as from disaster relief funds intended for California and Puerto Rico. The plan will also tap unspent Department of Defense funds for military construction, like family housing or infrastructure for military bases, according to three sources familiar with the negotiations.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/11/mick-mulvaney-border-wall-funds-1163996

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Reply 'It will create a firestorm': Mulvaney's border wall cash grab sparks dissent in White House (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 12 OP
spanone Feb 12 #1
tazkcmo Feb 12 #2
malaise Feb 12 #3
atreides1 Feb 12 #4
NCjack Feb 12 #5

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:18 AM

1. so they will steal money from Puerto Rico and California...2 places trump hates

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:21 AM

2. And the military.

Another group he hates.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:23 AM

3. This is heading straight to court

Please proceed assholes

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:29 AM

4. Yes they will

But as you can see there are no plans to take money from North and South Carolina, or Texas...three red states!!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:56 AM

5. McConnell hey-u-guy-look. Sets a precedent that a future DEM prez will use. Sucker. nt

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