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AAF Report Finds Government Shutdown Would Impact Troops While Obamacare Spending Continues

The American Action Forum (@AAF) released a new report today finding that a government shutdown would impact military troops while virtually all the spending under Obamacare would continue. Military troops would remain on duty during a shutdown and would work without pay, the report finds.

The report also found that the majority of Federal spending, or over 63 percent, will continue in the event of a government shutdown.  The Federal spending that continues includes spending on Obamacare programs and implementation.   

Government shutdowns also result in a cost to the Federal government.  According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the government shutdowns from the 1990’s resulted in $1.4 billion cost to the Federal government.

Click here to read the full report.