Treasury Secretary says shutdowns could be good
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jun 13, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin believes that government shutdowns could be a good thing, Federal Times reports.
Mnuchin testified at Senate Budget Committee hearing on June 13, and said that when Congress fails to pass spending bills and causes non-essential government agencies to shutdown, it could possibly “shake things up and produce positive results,” according to the article.
In regards to the uncertainly shutdowns bring to federal workers and the economy, Mnuchin said that he’d rather have an uncertainly with a good outcome than a certainty that will result in a bad income, the report notes.