Economic confidence: Gallup poll hints that the shutdown is killing it.

The Shutdown Is Killing Economic Confidence

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Oct. 4 2013 2:40 PM

The Shutdown Seems To Be Killing Economic Confidence

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Note that House Republicans' notion of piecemeal reopenings of especially photogenic elements of the government whenever a bad story hits the airwaves won't really address this. To restore confidence and let people go back to their regular lives, you need to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling and then move on to arguing about other stuff.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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