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Treasury Secretary says shutdowns could be good

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin believes that government shutdowns could be a good thing.

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.

Reader comments

Fri, Jun 23, 2017

If a person follows the view of a stereotype they surely are intellectually inept, and in common terms a moron.

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Next time, I want to see a real shutdown, once that actually stops goodies like social security checks and shuts down commercial air traffic control. The general public, most of which is in utter denial about how their government benefits them, never actually experience any consequences from these shutdowns. No wonder they think it's all a waste. Let's see if they have the guts to do a real shutdown.

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Stereotypes. I guess you do not work for an agency that has deadlines, endpoints, goals and self-motivated peoples who do their best under the less than ideal situation at the time. Go ahead and bash, get in line with those who have never worked for the government but think they are experts on all who do.

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Posters: Thanks for confirming the stereotype of government workers! Shut the whole thing down (fire everyone) and start over from scratch!

Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Next time around federal employees should say "your fired"!

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