The Shutdown And The Deficit

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    by Jacob Goldstein

    Whatever happens with the government shutdown, it won’t make much difference for the deficit.

    The cuts being debated amount to roughly $35 billion. That’s about 2 percent of this year’s projected deficit.

    Shutdown and deficit

    Nelson Hsu/NPR/Data via CBO

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