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[–] jobes 2 points (+2|-0)

Actually, this could be really good news if you support a border wall. That's more than what would have been taken from West Point under the emergency and it would throw out every state lawsuit if they reallocated surplus funds for this

[–] Justintoxicated 5 points (+5|-0)

I just hope they don't squander it, maybe put some into infrastructure or paying down the national debt (specifically to countries we have tumultuous relationships with). Nah, they'll squander it.

[–] jobes 4 points (+4|-0)

Ya know, the national debt could be paid off in 5 years if everyone just tightened their belts and ejected the federal government from running their cities, states and lives.

Or we could just keep building a welfare state.

[–] Butler_crosley 3 points (+3|-0)

Except Congress would have to allocate the funds and they have already shown they aren't going to do that.

[–] jobes 1 points (+1|-0)

I'd bet my right foot that there is some clause that allows surplus funds to be redistributed under a national emergency declaration

[–] Fluf 1 points (+1|-0)

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $25 billion surplus for the month.

except for that part