Saturday, November 2, 2013

GOP desperate to Cut $40 Billion in Food Stamps over 10 Years, yet Flush $24 Billion Down the Drain in just 16 Days!!! Fiscal Conservatives, really?

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.
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 wages in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area alone
So don't tell me how we need to cut wasteful spending the food stamps for hungry families. 

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