Seven Stupid Ways Obama Admin Spent Money During Shutdown

You’ve heard of other ways Team Obama has spent money, such as with all the #Barrycades around monuments. Here are 7 of the dumbest….at least so far

(Daily Caller) The government is shut down and thousands of government workers have been sent home. But will it save any money?

The shutdown in during the Clinton Presidency cost taxpayers about $1.5 billion in 22 days. According to IHS Global Insight, the shutdown could cost the U.S. economy $1.6 billion per week – and NBC News reported that the shutdown would cost $12.5 million per hour.

Here are seven things that the government, in all its wisdom, has opted to do during the current shutdown.

1. Federal agencies created new websites to tell visitors that they don’t have enough funding to run their old websites.

Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Park Service, have created new splash pages to tell visitors that they don’t have enough money or manpower to maintain their normal websites. The Internal Revenue Service website will be active, but won’t be updated – at least they’re not auditing you.

Brilliant! Create web pages to tell you their webpages are down. We also get

  • The feds shut down the parking lot of Mt. Vernon, but not the park itself. (the park itself is privately run)
  • A D.C-area canal is closed and had all the pumps taken off of it. (bikers are still using the trails)
  • Angry moms launch full-scale assault to reopen D.C. turtle park. (and the park service keeps putting up the barricades at the turtle park)
  • Not closing parks near Democratic senators’ houses.
  • Posting park rangers at the WWII memorial to prevent rogue veterans from getting in. (Obama admin directly ordered the closure)
  • The DoD is postponing the Navy-Air Force football game. (this one was all about optics, not money)

Of course, there is the biggest waste of money during the “shutdown”, namely, the “Affordable” Care Act, which continues to be pathetic.

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