Take a closer look at numbers regarding shutdown

2013-11-06T00:00:00Z Take a closer look at numbers regarding shutdown nwitimes.com
November 06, 2013 12:00 am

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s Oct. 29 column is a typical liberal lie.

The “shutdown” cost the economy $24 billion? Really? That is a lie similar to Obamacare, Benghazi, etc. Notice he didn’t attempt to quantify the number.

Applying simple economic logic, he is not accounting for where the money went. National parks and businesses lost revenue, but did that money disappear? No, it was spent somewhere else or will be. Surely he is familiar with redistribution.

Government employees didn’t get paid, but they received back pay. Strange that he is worried about a bogus $24 billion but ignores $600+ million wasted on the Obamacare website.

A bigger lie is the claim we would have defaulted. Math doesn’t work there either.

Donnelly claims government is needed to create jobs, but in reality this can only happen if they get out of the way.

- Joe Bobrowski, Valparaiso

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