Summary of The Government Shut Down by Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow is one my favorite political commentators.  She is knowledgeable as she is smart.  It took the GOP 16 days to achieve nothing while holding the U.S. hostage.  The GOP didn’t get what they wanted and we all got this instead: $24B cost to the economy, tens of thousands of jobs furloughed, negative impact on the economy and consumer confidence, negative credit rating watch and mockery of the U.S. on the world stage…

“Through this process, Republicans said they would shut down the government, or, once it was shut down, they would refuse to open the government unless they got each one of these things. Of all of these things that they demanded, they got none of them! None…these have been sixteen bad days for the country and the economy.”  – Rachel Maddow.


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