Running the Government: $100 per Family per Day
Last week, Congress passed another “continuing resolution,” funding the government until December 18th, at which time—who knows—maybe it will pass another CR…
These temporary spending measures don’t get any official cost estimates, so we’ve produced one for this CR.
We did so by taking the Office of Management and Budget’s estimate of spending for Fiscal Year 2010, dividing by 365, and multiplying by the 15 days that the CR funds the government.
The result? H.J. Res. 101 spends about $1,455.60 per U.S. family. That’s just a wee bit short of $100 per day.