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The Two-Week CR: $1,300 per U.S. Family

The short “continuing resolution” that will fund the government for another couple weeks costs the average U.S. family about $1,300. That means that running the government costs about $92 per day per family, which is $29 per person per day. The bill is H.J. Res. 44.

This is not an official government cost estimate. It’s ours. To calculate it, we took the spending levels from fiscal year 2010 and figured out what extending that for two weeks would be. Then we subtracted the $4 billion that this CR would cut from select programs. Dividing by the number of families (people, etc.) gets to our numbers.

Here’s the current vote on H.J. Res. 44. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about the bill.

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