Odd Citizen

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Shut it Down & Balance the Budget

February 19th, 2011

Senate Dems are moaning and groaning and fear-mongering about the prospect of a government shutdown because they don’t like the House’s new budget. So what would be the consequence of a true government shutdown? The consequence would be a saving of $10.27 Billion per day of shutdown. If the shutdown were to extend for 126 days that would eliminate the year’s $1.3 Trillion deficit!

Now, one need not do it all at once. Let’s just shut down the government on Monday and Friday. That would get us 104 days of savings, and most government workers don’t work more than 3 days a week anyway, so why pay them for five? The military could be allowed to schedule their shutdown days according to military necessity. This would be confusing to the enemy, too.

This leaves us with 22 days left in need of shutdown. The month of April would be a good candidate for this — tax reporting time. Or maybe just find another $225 Billion to cut out of the budget? Congress can add it in, so they can damn well take it out. Wouldn’t that be nice?


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