Mukilteo Beacon - Your Hometown News Source

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...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 11/10/2021 06:32