By the Numbers…Kevin Cramer’s and the Tea Party’s Government Shutdown

By the Numbers…Kevin Cramer’s and the Tea Party’s Government Shutdown

Because of Congressman Kevin Cramer and House Republicans’ Refusal to Compromise…

800,000. That’s the number of federal employees who are furloughed. [New York Times, 10/01/13]

$150,000,000. That’s the cost each day the federal government is closed. [CNBC, 9/24/13]

84 Million Acres. That’s the number of acres in 401 national parks that are now closed. [Department of the Interior, 10/01/13]

Zero. That’s the number of claims appeal motions that will be issued by the Board of Veterans Appeals. [Department of Veterans Affairs, 10/01/13]

200. That’s the number of patients – including children with cancer – who will be denied admittance to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week. [Wall Street Journal, 10/01/13]

72%. That’s the percentage of civilian workers at intelligence agencies who are slated to be sent home. [New York Times, 10/01/13]

40%. That’s the percentage of full-time North Dakota National Guard personnel that have been sent home. [Bismarck Tribune, 10/01/13]

$174,000. That’s the salary Congressman Kevin Cramer is still collecting during the shutdown. In contrast, Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven have pledged to donate their salaries to charity during the shutdown. [KFYR, 10/01/13]

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From: Dem-NPL News

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