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!
Thank you Republicans for not backing down and shutting down the government. Maybe now finally Americans will realize that 99% of the government is not needed.And we might pay off the debt if we keep the EPA ,IRS , NSA etc not funded! this is the best thing ever that Republicans did shutting down the gov and not backing down to the media.
twitter #Holdtheline Republicans
Until all the tit-suckers get their back pay for their current vacations.
No need to raise the debt limit now.
This is great. It’s like when Bath-house Barry goes golfing all the time.
He does the country a favor when he’s not at the White Hut but instead is golfing or even taking his (almost) monthly million dollar vacations.
Did someone forget they get backpay when they get back to work?
Uhhh—spending is going down, but debt is still rising
Except that like every other shutdown, federal employees will be paid whatever they lost during their furlough period.
I don’t think federal spending is really down very much. Only suspended. It will catch up after the shutdown is over. Feds will get fully compensated while they’re off and contractors will still get paid becuase of contracts that are in force.
Apparently all prior furloughed employees were fully paid following all 17 prior shutdowns.
Just one big paid vacation for non-essential (i.e., not needed) fed workers! They are at the bars and golf courses. Nice work if you can get it.
Yeah but you're missing the point. We're not paying them right now and 99% of America isn't being affected in any way shape or form. Government is bloated and fat and the shutdown highlights this perfectly.
Bingo. The useless federal workers are enjoying their little paid vacation just like Lois Lerner is.
Not necessarily. It takes action from Congress to approve.
That link shows the debt still rising.
The deficit though is going down.
Our debt in increasing presumably because of interest payments on the debt we owe.
That is pretty sweet.
Sending it to all I can.
I think because of paying interest on the debt we already owe....the DEFICIT, the amount we spend versus what we take in , is going DOWN...which means we are living within our means WHILE the slimdown is in effect.
And if we can do THAT with little or no hardship for the VAST MAJORITY of Americans then WHY can't we do it all the time?
So we are still digging from the whole we are in, just digging a little slower.
Agreed. This shows we can wlive pretty well just by eliminating the EPA. :)