Skip to comments.The Deficit is actually DECREASING during shutdown! Share this link!
Posted on 10/03/2013 9:12:43 AM PDT by DouglasKC
This link is to the:
US Debt Clock
It's a real time representation of, among other things, federal spending.
What's cool is that during the shutdown federal spending is actually LESS then revenue...so the DEFICIT is decreasing by about $170,000,000 a day.
Why this is deadly to the libs is that the longer the shutdown goes, the more people will see how bloated the government is. The slimdown is just cutting the fat and it's already making a huge difference. The longer it lasts the more people will see that, hey, it's no skin off our teeth AND we're getting our financial house in order!
This is both HUGH and SERIES!!!!
Dems would not mind a short (2-3 days) shutdown, because they could turn that into a political goldmine for the 2014 elections.
Dems fear a long shutdown, because they fear many of their supporters might actually realize we dont need many of those government agencies after all.
Pubbies fear a short shutdown, because they know they will get the blame.
Pubbies fear a long shutdown, because they know they will get the blame.
Whoever put this thread in Breaking News, thank you.
Uh...what number is going down? I don’t see it.
Can someone get this out to everybody?
I sent my Republican congressman an e mail today in support of the shut down and got no reply. I sent my most wonderful Dem. senator Feinstein an e mail and got the reply “ As a result of the Government shut down, my office is currently unable to respond to your email. I will respond to your concerns as soon as possible.”
You have to count the interest on the debt as part of what we are spending Vs what we are taking in.
We can’t magically not include it. In fact if interest rates were to rise to 10 percent then I believe that around 100 percent of what we take in would be needed to pay interest on the debt.
I was hoping there would be a visual to represent this, so thanks for the link.
Why should they get paid for work they didn’t do? I don’t get paid for work I don’t do.
Exactly. They’re laid-off. Let them apply for unemployment.
And welcome to the party, pals!
Maybe raising the debt ceiling will not be needed if the shutdown is kept going.
US Federal Spending and the US Federal Deficit...you'll never see this except during this slimdown...
Wonderful, at that rate it'll only take some 274 years to retire the current debt! Our great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grand children will be thrilled...
Now, about that interest...
I clicked on the link. It’s still increasing.
No, it's not. You may be looking at the Federal Debt, which is increasing. But the Federal Budget Deficit and Federal Spending is decreasing.
There spelling, to!
Thank you Republicans for not backing down and shutting down the government. I’m glad the IRS and EPA are shut down
i hate the government . i’m so happy they shut it down
I’m a computer guy (contractor) on an Army base and my work is getting backed-up because the computers guys (GS)in Okinawa got furloughed. We are all going to have to spend long hours playing catch-up when the GS employees get back to work.
Any money saved through furloughing is going to be lost again because of back pay.