So one implication of the Trump shutdown that I haven’t seen addressed in the media has to do with private contractors. Some smaller ones will likely have to shutter. Larger ones will bear costs that will not be recouped when normal governance is resumed.

So, the next time a government bid comes up, private contractors will have to factor into their bids costs associated with the risk of a government shutdown. That means that our president, who claims to be a great deal-maker, is doing something that will poison EVERY SINGLE government deal made for years to come. Your tax dollars will be worth less than they should, not because of inflation or some mysterious market factor, but directly and obviously because of the arbitrary decisions of the president and his republican enablers.