Fiscally Irresponsible

In light of the government shutdown ending, I thought it would be interesting to see the breakdown in what it cost, who is at fault, and what was accomplished. The short version? $24 Billion, Tea Party, and NOTHING!

Time Magazine reported today a breakdown:

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

USA TODAY reports that the bill to re open the government won 81-18. The 18 were backed by Tea Party support. Say What?

palin-cruz-wwii-large palin-cruz-wwii-march-confed-flagBut I thought the “Tea Party” people were supposed to be “fiscally responsible?” The temper tantrum led by John Boehner amounted to nothing but a defeat. What is troubling is to see the Confederate flag along side the United States flag as if to say the opposing sides of the Civil War are now cohabiting in an unholy alliance. As I seen the pictures with Sarah Palin. Sorry Tea Party, you are NOT fiscally responsible and the South will NOT rise again!

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6 Responses to Fiscally Irresponsible

  1. mfmyers says:

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  2. bewalke3 says:

    I find it ridiculous that the shutdown even lasted this long. Thankfully it’s over, but the Tea Party just added to my opinion of them being the worst political group of people in the United States. This accomplished nothing, and did more hurting than helping. To me, this is just an act of selfishness that cost our nation billions of dollars.

  3. kasaunde says:

    For the Tea Party being so concerned with government spending, and saving that they were willing to risk losing so much money over what seemed to be nothing more than a “temper tantrum”. Ridiculous.

  4. anapuri11 says:

    I find the break down fascinating. It seems as though the Tea Party are such outliers even within their group that their actions continually perpetuate the irresponsible spending and massive government they preach so strongly against. The ability to reflect on the party’s actions and their effects is lost among these members. Any one with the capacity to look back and see what damages their party has caused would surely start identifying their ideology a little differently.
    These statistics just prove that there is a lack of accountability in Congress.

  5. yesdelrinc says:

    I am just so incredibly sick of the Tea Party and their nostalgic oppressive politics. Instead of moving forward, the Tea Party wants to move centuries backwards. It is obvious that the staunch unwillingness to compromise has led our nation into stagnant state where jobs, income, and the future is on the line. I just hope that the American public can see the atrocities that the Tea Party is able to conjure up.

  6. jamietraxler says:

    I just can’t get over the fact that they preach about helping the American people by taking overt he government but essentially ended up hurting them by taking away their livelihoods. It seems to me that the government shutdown proves that the American people aren’t in the interests of the government and that we are dispensable to them. The 27th amendment and the fact that they shutdown the government just because it didn’t affect them financially is so outrageous it makes me so angry. I think this clearly shows what has happened to the government and who’s interests they are supporting. It’s definitely not ours.

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