How much money is being wasted by keeping the federal government closed down?
Richard (RJ) Eskow ( writer, blogger Campaign for America's Future), conveys it is a billion dollars and counting.
He also states:
"Forty million dollars an hour. A third of a billion every day. $1.6 billion every week. That's a conservative estimate of the money Republicans are wasting by keeping the federal government closed down. And if pundits like Sean Hannity have their way, they'll run up a much larger tab before this is all over.
But then, if there's one thing Republicans know how to do it's run a tab.
The bill has already come to roughly $1 billion as of today (Thursday), and it grows larger every moment the government stays shut down. Republicans in Congress recently voted to cut $4 billion per year from programs that feed the needy. In two and a half weeks they'll have wasted more than that on their shutdown.
Why? "We're not going to be disrespected," said one Republican House member. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." If you think that's worth billions of dollars and the paralysis of the Federal government, the GOP's the party for you.
This stunt isn't just costly and wasteful. It's endangering a fragile economy, and the jobs that go with it."
Click here to read the rest of his post, which was published today on Huffington Post.