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The government shutdown | Off Kilter

 

Last updated 2/12/2020 at 12:08pm



I don't know if you remember, but our government was shut down for over three weeks last year. Did you notice? I certainly didn't.

Let's start with economic analysis: (Assuming 800,000 workers making an average of $50,000/year, that totals about $40 billion/year). See, even if we fired every one of those 800,000 workers, we'd only save approx. 1% of the government spending/year.

So keeping our government permanently reduced by 800,000 workers will not solve our burgeoning budget deficits. About 4 million people "work" for the federal government. That includes all the men and women serving i...



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