The Shutdown And The Deficit : Planet Money Whatever happens with the government shutdown, it won't make much difference for the deficit.
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The Shutdown And The Deficit

Whatever happens with the government shutdown, it won't make much difference for the deficit.

The cuts being debated amount to roughly $35 billion. That's about 2 percent of this year's projected deficit.

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