When the government shutdown came, many who recognize the existential problem with federal deficit spending met the dilemma with some cheerfulness! “At least Washington won’t be over-spending for a bit,” was the belief. However, Washington doesn’t even shut-down the same as others, and spending hit new heights immediately after the shutdown weekend.
According to CNSNews, this level of spending on that day hasn’t been seen in decades, if ever!
Federal spending for the fourth Monday in January set a record of $16,596,000,000 for that day in January even though the federal government was shut down.
The total came to $16,596,000,000. Adjusted for inflation, you’d have to go back more than 20 years to hope to find a level of spending that equals or surpasses this sum of spending on “the fourth Monday in January.”
CNS goes on to note that the second and third place holders in this category are held by Obama, for 2009 and 2011 respectively. However, when Trump spoke about “winning,” I’d venture a guess that his supporters never thought that he meant in the category of obscene spending records. However, one thing this does show is the seriousness with which both parties takes this issue …
Read more at the Texian Partisan
(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)