To the editor:
Mary Jane Lane wrote in her letter (the Times, Friday, Oct. 18) that the recent Government shutdown “has cost us $24,000,000,000,000.”
She then instructed us to “count the zeros.”
I dutifully counted the zeros and found that she was off by something over $23 trillion dollars.
She may have been referring to the minimum $24 trillion debt forecast for the country by 2023, described by the Cato Institute as the “Obama Legacy.”