Last week, the United States House and Senate finally managed to get past their differences and reopen the federal government just before things would have become a bit hairy with the debt limit. All told, the shutdown went on for 17 days, and involved lots of frustration, brinksmanship, and flawed logic. Since this is an LSAT blog, the last part is what we’ll focus on here.
Government Shutdown Flaw I:
“Since the government was shut down, and running the government costs money, we must have at least saved money in this whole affair.”
This is what I think calling the shutdown a “slimdown” is intended to imply.