Here’s why closing the government actually costs taxpayers money

COUNTER TO WHAT MIGHT BE EXPECTED, a federal government shutdown actually costs taxpayers more money than it saves. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO
COUNTER TO WHAT MIGHT BE EXPECTED, a federal government shutdown actually costs taxpayers more money than it saves. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO
WASHINGTON – Even though paychecks would stop going out to hundreds of thousands of workers, shutting down the federal government actually costs money – and the longer it goes on, the more it will cost. Museums and parks can’t collect entry fees or sell souvenirs, the Internal Revenue Service would collect less in taxes, and…

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