ONCE AGAIN, NOTHING’S REALLY “SHUTTING DOWN”
|| By FITSNEWS || The leader of what used to be the free world took to Twitter today to blast “Republicans” in Congress for yet another round of meaningless brinksmanship.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 26, 2015
Yeah … that’s Barack Obama, the U.S. president, hash-tagging “#EnoughAlready.”
Obama is referring to the looming “shutdown” of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), an agency whose funding was left out of the bipartisan budget boondoggle passed by a lame duck Congress in December.
But … pardon the familiarity of the question … “how much is enough?”
Remember, the last time there was a government “shutdown,” it turned out only 17 percent of the government actually shut down. Which is … you know … silly. Also, that “shutdown” actually helped the economy.
So what about this one? Glad you asked … assuming an agreement isn’t reached tomorrow, 30,000 DHS workers would be sent home. Of course another 210,000 DHS workers would show up for work.
And while the agency hasn’t released a specific breakdown, here’s some data referencing the estimates it released in advance of the 2013 “shutdown.”
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Again … is that a shutdown? Because it doesn’t look like one to us …