$24 Billion!

Posted by: steveg

$24 Billion! - 10/17/13 01:30 PM

That's what the Tea Party's latest temper tantrum has cost our economy. Since, for Cruz, this was really all about fundraising for his 2016 Delusion Infusion Tour, I think we should send him the bill. mad
Posted by: Celandine

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 01:39 PM


+1

That's actually not a bad idea!
His Mega-Rich Backers would foot the bill
...but it does send an interesting message...
Posted by: garyW

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 01:41 PM

From Think Progress

Quote:
The shutdown may have ended when President Obama signed a deal late on Wednesday, but some of the consequences will stay with us. Standard & Poor’s has estimated that the shutdown cost the economy $24 billion.

That’s not a small amount of money. How does that stack up against other big expenditures? Here’s just a sampling of what else costs that much:

* The net cost of to the government from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP): $24 billion
* The Department of Agriculture’s proposed budget: $22.6 billion
* NASA’s approved budget: $16.6 billion
* All air transportation programs, including the Federal Aviation Administration, security, research, and other costs: $21.9 billion
* The Child Tax Credit: $22.1 billion
* The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program (formally known as welfare): $17.7 billion
* The cost of Head Start, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Women Infants and Children (WIC) program combined: $25.2 billion
Posted by: steveg

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 01:49 PM

Hmmm... How much is Boneher's ass worth? eek
Posted by: garyW

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 01:56 PM

That question needs to be directed to Demint and the Kochs.
Posted by: DLC

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 02:05 PM

Yes, but Steve they are soooo concerned with the budget and deficits !! sick

What a load of schitte !! OMG !!! mad mad mad

Let's bill the NRC for it !!! they can bill DeMint, Koch, Cruz, Boehner, Paul, Palin, etc... wink
Posted by: steveg

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 03:00 PM

I'd rather direct a freight train full of hog shˇt to those two. But it would be waste of good crap.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Yes, but Steve
they are soooo concerned with the budget and deficits !! sick



egggzisley! wtf?

If they can DEMAND "OFFSETS" attached to
every assistance or "ENTITLEMENT" Program
...Turn-About Is Fair Play!

Where's "The OFF-SET" For torching $24M
just for thehellovit? mad
Posted by: steveg

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 03:45 PM

Interesting POV... Ya think?
Posted by: garyW

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Celandine


Where's "The OFF-SET" For torching $24M
just for thehellovit? mad



That would be 24 Billion.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By: garyW
Originally Posted By: Celandine


Where's "The OFF-SET" For torching $24M
just for thehellovit? mad



That would be 24 Billion.

OUCH!

..yeah... I'd be putting in a request for rebate...
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
$24B would sent QUITE A MESSAGE to his Backers
it would at least make'em think twice about
pulling it again come December AND February.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 04:18 PM

News article I read reported this about President Obama:

"In withering day-after criticism, President Barack Obama declared Thursday that the 16-day partial government shutdown was a Republican-provoked spectacle that "encouraged our enemies" around the world."

That last line sounds like Bush era talk. Thought our man was above that. Maybe he is starting to realize how much such rhetoric works.

link
Posted by: DLC

Re: $24 Billion! - 10/17/13 04:20 PM

Yep... it would be adding crap to schitt ! about as useful as the shutdown .. pointless ! wink

Besides they think their hog crap smells like roses any way ! he, he , he grin