Another example of Trump's SOP

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You folks realize that the president actually has no control over the funding don't you?

What am I saying.....of course you don't.

lol
 

Rasselas

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You folks realize that the president actually has no control over the funding don't you?

What am I saying.....of course you don't.

lol
Define "control." He has to submit a budget. And he has to sign one. That's not exactly powerlessness. Surely if Special Olympics were cut from the budget because the Trump administration cut it from its budget proposal, we'd blame him.
 
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Define "control." He has to submit a budget. And he has to sign one. That's not exactly powerlessness. Surely if Special Olympics were cut from the budget because the Trump administration cut it from its budget proposal, we'd blame him.
Only thing I don't like about Special Olympics is the patronizing attitude . There should be winners and losers. Not a "Prize" for everyone.
 
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Define "control." He has to submit a budget. And he has to sign one. That's not exactly powerlessness. Surely if Special Olympics were cut from the budget because the Trump administration cut it from its budget proposal, we'd blame him.
He cut it the last two years and congress funded it anyways.

He proposes a recommendation and congress takes it from there.
 

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Trump's Monday declaration comes after he and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos received criticism from members of both parties over his budget proposal that called for cutting federal funding for the Special Olympics.

In the face of renewed criticism for the proposal earlier this year, Education Department spokeswoman Liz Hill said in a statement that "while the Secretary is very personally supportive of their mission and work, the activities of Special Olympics are better supported with other state, local and private funds."

After DeVos spent days defending the proposal that she said she had not been involved in making, Trump said he had "overridden" the budget line and wanted to fund the program. DeVos said in a statement following the President's remark in March that she was "pleased and grateful" to agree with Trump on the issue.

Trump says he's updated budget to back Special Olympics, months after reversal - CNNPolitics

Twitter nailed it - again.
 
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Rasselas

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He cut it the last two years and congress funded it anyways.

He proposes a recommendation and congress takes it from there.
So he does have a good bit of influence about what gets funded.

This pattern of cutting and then restoring funding (especially when you have someone like Betsy DeVos to pin it on) is common for presidents, both parties. Reagan's patsy was James Watt. Works better for Republicans because they love to pretend to cut funding to things like education, the arts, and disabled people. Been doing it for years. Pretending to cut funding for conservative priorities is harder to manage. No one actually wants to cut specific military programs, for example. Defense contractors are harder to trifle with than disabled children.
 
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So he does have a good bit of influence about what gets funded.

This pattern of cutting and then restoring funding (especially when you have someone like Betsy DeVos to pin it on) is common for presidents, both parties. Reagan's patsy was James Watt. Works better for Republicans because they love to pretend to cut funding to things like education, the arts, and disabled people. Been doing it for years.
Except he never cut funding.

He doesn't have that power.

The president's power in terms of the budget are really limited.

He can only veto the shit for so long before the political blowback becomes unacceptable....we saw that with the government shutdown.

This is one of the few areas that Congress still retains power over the executive branch.
 

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