Government shutdown 2019

How the shutdown demonstrates small government

Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Liz Sanchez Jan 15, 2019
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The U.S. Capitol is seen as people walk and ski along the National Mall on the 23rd day of a government shutdown during a winter storm Jan. 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Government shutdown 2019

How the shutdown demonstrates small government

Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Liz Sanchez Jan 15, 2019
The U.S. Capitol is seen as people walk and ski along the National Mall on the 23rd day of a government shutdown during a winter storm Jan. 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
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The government shutdown is providing Trump advisers with a demonstration of what a leaner, cheaper and smaller government might look like, according to reporting in the Washington Post.

“They feel that the shutdown has shown them something,” said the Washington Post’s Lisa Rein, told Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal. “Which is, look, we haven’t collapsed, vital services are getting to Americans. Maybe we can function with a smaller government.”

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