VIDEO: The government shutdown cost $24 billion

The oligarchs finished this most recent round of economic brinkmanship just before the final buzzer expired on the American economy. This was not a surprise to any serious observer of Washington, as many commentators predicted the exact end to the ‘crisis’ in the very manner that transpired!

Senator Elizabeth Warren explains the $24 billion loss;

According to the S&P index, the government shutdown had delivered a powerful blow to the U.S. economy. By their estimates, $24 billion has been flushed down the drain for a completely unnecessary political stunt.  $24 billion dollars. How many children could have been back in Head Start classes? How many seniors could have had a hot lunch through Meals on Wheels? How many scientists could have gotten their research funded? How many bridges could have been repaired and trains upgraded?