MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked last night on Twitter where President Donald Trump got the authority to order a $12 billion welfare payment to farmers to offset damage from his tariffs:
Not to be *too* much of a stickler for, like, the constitution and appropriations and such, but where is the $12 billion for the "farmers" coming from?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 24, 2018
And here’s the answer:
Good call. How did a govt program that would allow the POTUS to issue a bailout worth billions without direct Congressional action ever get legalized???
"The Commodity Credit Corporation was created in 1933 by FDR to 'stabilize, support, and protect farm income and prices'" https://t.co/A840vB5r0c
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 25, 2018
FDR’s New Deal? BAD! Also, when did Hayes, et al. actually worry about executive overreach?
Hayes was missing in action as Obama wrote EO after EO increasing spending on the Affordable Care Act.
Now you are worried about proper appropriations?
Better late than never, I guess. https://t.co/hPzF9f5856
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) July 25, 2018
Certainly not when then President Obama was using such powers:
It’s authorized by the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act. The policy is stupid, but it’s constitutional.
Highly curious if you had the same reverence for the Appropriations Clause when Obama unilaterally created unconstitutional ObamaCare subsidies, though. https://t.co/ivcmdoJn8f
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) July 24, 2018
Some of the Hollywood anti-Trump celebrities don’t seem to get what’s going on. Would they be for it if they new FDR was behind it?
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) July 24, 2018
you know … the people … https://t.co/7ug7bN9mGe
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 25, 2018
And we eagerly await more flip-flops from one of MSNBC’s resident liberals:
By 2020 the libs will have fully transformed into neocons, advocating limited government and clamoring for regime change in Moscow https://t.co/w5gYw1KG3D
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) July 25, 2018
Chris Hayes gets honest about why MSNBC doesn't cover global warming https://t.co/kLevxDC1Kd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 25, 2018
ICYMI==> SEEK HELP: Chris Hayes and Ian Millhiser LOSE IT over 'carpool dad' Kavanaugh op-ed written by a widow https://t.co/wSRQzIzUhR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 11, 2018
Chris Hayes gets DRAGGED after BEGGING libs to stop saying Amy Coney Barrett is in a 'cult' https://t.co/MkslmaTN25
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 4, 2018