It doesn't matter.
The point is that the US government is spending LESS money, right now, and virtually nobody is being negatively affected.
The longer it goes on, the more people will see that the libs cries that we need to constantly increase government spending is just that...a lie.
I suspect you may need a different approach to your point.
The folks that support a bigger government are not likely convinced by math. They need feelings and emotional support, not facts.
I believe a bigger point to the conservatives is even during a government “shutdown” we are STILL spending more than we take in. This beast is sooooo huge it will take a continuous effort to starve it. We need to not let up if we win the current battles; the war is much larger.
Whoever put this thread in Breaking News, thank you.