President Donald Trump often touts the growth the American economy has seen since he began his tenure as President despite the trend being a continuation of Obama’s economic policies.
However – if he keeps the government shut down until he’s granted funding for an ineffective wall at the southern border – he may have to answer for a shrinking economy.
The White House originally stated that a 0.1% loss of growth would be incurred every two weeks that the government remained shut down. Those figures have now been updated by the White House and the number has doubled, with Americans feeling a 0.1% growth loss every week during the shutdown.
The White House’s original estimate of a biweekly 0.1% loss only factored the 800,000 federal employees working without regular pay, however these latest figures also factor in private contractors previously working for the federal government.
Americans are livid that the shutdown continues to drag on despite the harm it does to workers and the economy.
Trump or #McConnell could end the #TrumpMcConnellShutdown right now.
Instead, they're hostile #partisan #hostage-takers who clearly dont care about 800,000 Americans. Dont believe for ONE SECOND that this has ANYTHING to do with border security. That's a #LIE.
— TheActivistsDaughter (@Lee_Resists) January 15, 2019
Cost in $$$, misery, damage to the country, all of the above?
— Joe Gilvary (@CatChullain) January 16, 2019
THEN. OPEN. IT. BACK. UP!
— mgreek*gypsy (@mgreek_gypsy) January 16, 2019
OR you could just stop it…
— dan (@daysof_tomorrow) January 15, 2019
For many Americans, the blame originates with one person.