You can lop 6 years of the projected savings on food stamps thanks to a pointless shutdown to make an ideological point. How smart is that Paul Ryan? That's not all folks. These brilliant watchdogs of taxpayer money also...
...reduced projected fourth-quarter GDP growth from 3 percent to 2.4 percent.So don't tell me how we need to cut wasteful spending the food stamps for hungry families.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the economic cost by our calculations:
- About $3.1 billion in lost government services, according to the research firm IHS
- $152 million per day in lost travel spending, according to the U.S. Travel Association
- $76 million per day lost because of National Parks being shut down, according to the National Park Service
- $217 million per day in lost federal and
contractor wagesin the Washington D.C. metropolitan area alone