Slug71 wrote:EA CO AS wrote:The budget already contains funds to repaint the VC-25As as part of their ongoing maintenance. Who says the President can’t tell them what color it has to be?aviationaware wrote:Slug71 wrote:
Nonsense. The President does not have the authority to do so.
The President does not control budgets, nor does he make or change laws. He can only sign what what is given to him by CONGRESS. Despite what the fake media would like you to believe. Blows my mind that people still believe this garbage, and the media should know better. Any changes the President himself proposes, still has to go through Congress.
The federal budget only has a certain level of granularity. Anything below that scope, the executive branch has quite some leeway over how to spend it. So of course the President can pay for the repaint an aircraft if he likes to. Absolutely ludicrous to assume he couldn't.
I'm sure the House Armed Services Committee and/or White House Military Office and/or USAF would still be part of any such decision.
The Congress does not get into details as to what color paint goes on an airplane. They put money into the USAF O&M funds and the Air Force is the group that signs the contract which describes each color and the design to go on the aircraft. In this case, what the President wants on his airplane, the President gets.