Displayed prominently on your homepage is a SHUTDOWN COST CALCULATOR which “shows totals since Oct. 1 and covers the cost in work and services the government can’t do while it furloughs 800,000 workers.”
You mean savings to taxpayers right? Surely instead of costs, you mean savings. No one could be so Orwellian as to describe savings accruing to 315 million American taxpayers as “costs”. And you couldn’t possibly be actually trying to redefine costs as money that isn’t being spent, could you?…. Because the word for money that is not being spent is “savings”. “Costs” is what you call money that is being spent.