The Economic Cost Of Rep. Joe Heck’s Government Shutdown? $20 Billion – And Counting
October 16, 2013
Washington, D.C. – At the hands of Rep. Joe Heck, the federal government shutdown has now extended into its third week. And the cost to our economy of the shutdown Joe Heck forced on southern Nevada and the entire country? $20 billion and counting!
Yesterday, economist Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics – who once served as an advisor to Republican John McCain – told CNN that the government shutdown has cost our economy $20 billion – a number that grows every single day.
“Joe Heck should be ashamed of himself,” said Andy Stone, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “Heck may pretend to champion fiscal prudence, but in forcing a disruptive government shutdown that’s cost our economy $20 billion, Heck has made it clear he’s more interested in politics than in doing what’s right for southern Nevada.”