Don't be as dense as the other poster. Congress controls the purse strings.<quoted text>
A light bulb comes on, even though dimly.
"the executive power of the federal government is vested in the president. the president has the power to appoint ambassadors, members of the Cabinet, Justices of the Supreme Court and Judges of the lower Federal Courts. This is one after in consultation with the Senate. the president may recommend to Congress such legislative measures as he believes are necessary and he may (subject to 2/3rds of both Houses of Congress overriding his decision) veto bills emerging from Congress. the president has the power to make treaties with other nations with the advice and consent of 2/3rds of the Senate. the president is commander-in-chief of the armed forces. the president can require in writing the thoughts and opinions of the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments. The president can grant reprieves and pardons (except in the case of impeachment). He is bound by the laws of the land and he can be removed from office for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanours "
Nowhere in there does it say he can dip his fingers into the treasury whenever he pleases.