US economy lost at least $6 billion to government shutdown

US economy lost at least $6 billion to government shutdown

S&P Global Ratings said on Friday that the US economy lost at least $6 billion during the partial shutdown of the federal government. The agency noted that while the shutdown has ended, disagreements in Congress ’will likely weigh on business confidence and financial market sentiments’.

JMMA-Z 1 year

this is the Democrats fault. we could have and should have used this money for the wall!

Rick Smith
Rick Smith 1 year

This is what happens when you live in a crony capitalist economy that is controlled by the government and its friends. Why in the fuck is the government responsible for so much of economy? In a free-market, a government shutdown would be a welcomed event.

Hannibal 1 year

So a wall would've neen cheaper than the shutdown non-negotiations under Pelosi? I'd wager we'd save far more t by the wall dramatically reducing the number of illegals as even liberal sourves admit.

Lenwë 1 year

Good job pelosi, glad you decided that this is better than a wall

theLifeOf 1 year

Guess they should have just given him the wall after all, and improved the security of the American border for its people. Oh wait there’s political grandstanding to be done 🙄

Robert 1 year

Even worse, the shutdown delayed my suppressor.

Lavose 1 year

6 billion? wow... it's like that money could have gone to better uses... I wonder was else 6 billion could have been spent on instead...

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

Wherever there is Government money there is corruption in the states.

Andrew Kenney
Andrew Kenney 1 year

people should probably call their Democrat representatives and tell them to pass the budget bill.

AltMiddle 1 year

This is what happens when we elect people to govern for the sake of our interests. politicians don't think about the consequences of their actions. selfish

Small town conspiracy 1776
Small town conspiracy 1776 1 year

I don’t care how they explain it I don’t see how the Government being shutdown was costing more than it was saving. All those agencies being closed should have saved us $ I would think...

smeg head
smeg head 1 year

would love to see what Obama cost the US with the amount of times he shut down the government

kyle Benjamin
kyle Benjamin 1 year

If only Trump pushed for the wall on its own merits instead of taking the country hostage.

richard tracy
richard tracy 1 year

The Democrats decided to get political. I hope it backfires. They’re at fault.

joe Vasquez
joe Vasquez 1 year

Says the government....... sounds legit. So I’ve noticed no change guess they didn’t need it anyways

Aidan Cael
Aidan Cael 1 year

Lol, what have I learned about the government shut down? Hmm.:how very Littel it affects every day Americans. I’ll never, ever, be scared of another government shit down again. Bring it on! Build the wall.

FoodNotBombs 1 year

The art of the deal... LOL

Center Right Latino
Center Right Latino 1 year

"The Trump shutdown".. You do realize it was the Democrats that wouldn't negotiate right?

John Galt
John Galt 1 year

how do u get a permanent loss of money

Tuan Nguyen
Tuan Nguyen 1 year

Could have built two walls with that lost money :)))

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