if those agencies were under the tutelage of a Republican President would you believe that data?<quoted text>
First of all, it isn't $24 billion "spent on the debt ceiling fiasco". It's $24 billion "out of the U.S. economy." Big difference.
Two bad you are not smart enough to learn how to use a search engine.
Hereís a breakdown of some of the economic cost according to TIME:
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
Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/17/heres-wh...
I don't think you would...