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?
But 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!