In other words, even though the President is arguing that the government will do everything to use money wisely during the shutdown, his underlings are intentionally wasting money to hurt the average person.
The Cato Institute reported on the government's callous calculation, quoting a source as saying:
The determination of which services continue during an appropriations lapse is not affected by whether the costs of shutdown exceed the costs of maintaining services.They go on to report that the guidance from the White House demands: "agencies... pull down “inessential” public-facing content even when this requires spending more money than leaving it up would."
Just as bad, the Cato Institute further reports that some sites have not been taken down, but that, at extra cost, pop-ups have been added to tell people that the site is down... But sites like FTC.gov are still being hosted... and those pop-ups are simply there to pretend that it isn't... and it cost extra money to make them.
And then you have the FTC saying their domain is down:
|FTC.gov website, saying the FTC domain is down|
And they say conservatives are out to hurt Americans?