The price of a government shutdown - Yahoo! Finance This article raises some points I hadn't considered before. It doesn't offer specific numbers. But it explains some of the ways that expenses will accrue if the government shuts down. I thought the lost revenue figure for park admissions was particularly interesting. Definitely had not thought about that before. I know that alot of people are in favor of a government shut down hoping that it will save money. But I think we see here that it will not. Can we get a budget already, please?