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View Diary: Shutdown ended, but the economic whacking it gave us is far from over. Where is the long view? (131 comments)

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    It cost us $24 billion to engage in this street theater performance.  

    How about, next time, we just give them all $23 billion dollars, free and clear, and a plane at the DC airport to take them to any country they want where they can live in luxury.  I suppose we could give it all to Ted Cruz, but that might make the others jealous, so let them divvy it up, maybe twelve billion for Ted, because he showed so much initiative, and a couple hundred million for each of his minions.  

    We should run this by the CBO, but by my calculations, if we had done that, we would be a billion dollars ahead of where we are now, right?

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