Veto Proof Budget Legislation Shuts Down Both Threats: There Will Be No Government Shut Down, There Can Be No Effective Declaration of a National Emergency

Someone once asked Trump if he had ever read the Constitution of the United States. Nearly everyone who heard that question knew the answer, even the staunchest of Trump supporters and. hist most loyal followers know that he isn't big on reading anything.

It has become painfully clear that he, and his inner circle of advisors and aides, don't read much of anything pertaining to running the government or how the government works....

So, it should be no surprise to anyone who's paying attention that since the House of Representatives came under Democratic control, Trump's threats of declaration of a national emergency were specious, disingenuous, and hollow at best, and continuing examples of the pandering and demagoguery that have been the hallmarks of an incompetent administration.

All one need do is read The National Emergencies Act of 1975 to understand and appreciate the fact that Congress can revoke an executive declaration of emergency by a joint resolution passed by a simple majority in both houses.

And that a vote taken and passed in either house requires and forces a vote on the matter to be taken in the other house...

A vote on whether to revoke a declaration of a national emergency CANNOT BE BLOCKED, WITHHELD, OR DELAYED...

The fact that the budget legislation to keep the government open and running was passed by veto proof majorities in both the House and the Senate, with no wall funding of any kind whatever, virtually guarantees that a joint resolution revoking any declaration of a national emergency will pass by wide bipartisan margins...

Any attempt to declare a national emergency will not see the light of day.

Trump's well paid staff of aides and advisors should have been able to tell him that threats of declaring a national emergency are empty and hollow...

But, apparently, no one in the administration bothers to read anything that matters...

As a result, they all look like characters that belong in the Sunday funnies..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Emergencies_Act

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Comment by Ron Powell on February 15, 2019 at 8:56am

The Republicans acted as obstructionis spoilers throughout the Obama administration.

This is where the Democrats are headed with exercising their constitutional check on Trump's executive powers:

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on February 15, 2019 at 12:24pm

"...with no wall funding of any kind whatever,..."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the "bipartisan" deal (implying that there are two sides which is total bullshit) gives Trump 55 miles of his wall ($1.4 billion vs. his desired $5.7 billion). 

Granted it is way less than he wanted, but it also reflects what disingenuous lapdogs Pelosi and Schumer really are.   They both sure talk the talk, but when the doors close they are just like the rest of the self-serving bastards across the aisle...   they just don't admit it publicly.

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall https://www.apnews.com/a7a9c42d70e54311bf77cae6b342e195

Comment by Ron Powell on February 15, 2019 at 5:57pm

"The agreement means 55 miles (88 kilometers) of new fencing — constructed through existing designs such as metal slats instead of a concrete wall — but far less than the 215 miles (345 kilometers) the White House demanded in December. The fencing would be built in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. It actually closely mirrors Trump’s original budget request from last winter, however..."

From the item you link above....

Amy, "fencing" is not a wall....

If you can show me where the word "wall" appears in direct relationship or reference to funds appropriated in the text of the legislation, I'll concede the point.

Otherwise, I stand by my assertion....

Re Pelosi & Schumer:

Compromise is the nature of politics within a democratic paradigm...

The pendulum can ,and does, often swing too far, but it does swing.....

Or, would you rather that we remain permanently stuck and stagnant on stupid?

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