No wonder you're not an actual accountant - except in your mind professor / opps, "Adjunct Instructor" -(code name for teachers assistant);<quoted text>
The shutdown saved money.
WASHINGTON -- The government shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy, the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday.
The firm said the shutdown caused it to cut its forecast of gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter by at least 0.6 percentage point. The agency lowered its estimate for GDP growth to close to 2 percent from 3 percent.
The estimate represents a staggering cost to the economy of a completely self-inflicted political catastrophe. Unlike the 2008 economic crisis and other past recessions, the government shutdown had nothing to do with larger economic trends. The numbers show Washington's brinksmanship caused real damage beyond furloughed government workers and the Washington, D.C., region."
"The 16-day government shutdown is over, but the country has taken at least a $24 billion hit along the way.
The financial ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said Wednesday the shutdown “to date has taken $24 billion out of the economy,” equaling $1.5 billion dollars a day and “shaved at least 0.6 percent off annualized fourth-quarter 2013 GDP growth.”
These estimates are for the overall economy, taking into account not just federal wages and productivity, but all the ripple effects and costs as well."
You prove your stupidity with each post. Facts are fun - as are azzholes like you.