The Economic Cost Of Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s Government Shutdown? $20 Billion – And Counting

October 16, 2013

Washington, D.C. – At the hands of Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, the federal government shutdown has now extended into its third week. And the cost to our economy of the shutdown Mike Fitzpatrick forced on Southeastern Pennsylvania 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.

“Mike Fitzpatrick should be ashamed of himself,” said Andy Stone, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “Fitzpatrick may pretend to champion fiscal prudence, but in forcing a disruptive government shutdown that’s cost our economy $20 billion, Fitzpatrick has made it clear he’s more interested in politics than in doing what’s right for Southeastern Pennsylvania.”