If You Shut Down the Government, You Slow Down the Economy
President Trump, you surely could not have wanted your partial government shutdown, your tariffs, your corporate tax cuts and your war on undocumented immigrants to hobble economic growth and to hurt farmers, factory workers, airline passengers, government contractors, retailers, Coast Guard members and F.B.I. agents. But the economy can take only so many bad policies. A $19.4 trillion economy is losing momentum as fast as your approval ratings.