Opinion: Avoid self-inflicted wound in DC
House Republicans are playing a dangerous, potentially ruinous game in Washington.
We’re not just talking about the government shutdown, expensive and unnecessary as it is.
In today’s dollars, it cost over $2 billion last time the government shut down in 1995-1996.
Nothing was accomplished then, and nothing will be accomplished this time, either, except further demoralization of an already beaten down federal workforce.
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