For conservatives, a high savings rate might just starve the beast

It looks like the shutdown might actually come to an end soon. Both parties have been bloodied, and now both have had enough and want to have a vote. There are two bills coming up for a vote in the Senate today, either one of which could end the shutdown if passed. But there are no guarantees.

Millions of people have been affected by the shutdown, mostly in the financial sense. More than 800,000 federal employees have had to make do without pay for weeks. Millions of people have seen an interruption in services that…