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Obama! Massive Expansion Of Government...well, No

"..Consider, in particular, one fact that might surprise you: The total number of government workers in America has been falling, not rising, under Mr. Obama. A small increase in federal employment was swamped by sharp declines at the state and local level — most notably, by layoffs of schoolteachers. Total government payrolls have fallen by more than 350,000 since January 2009. ..."

OOOPPPPS!
Another repig lie exposed!!!

"...Part of the answer to the first question is that the stimulus wasn’t actually all that big compared with the size of the economy. Furthermore, it wasn’t mainly focused on increasing government spending. Of the roughly $600 billion cost of the Recovery Act in 2009 and 2010, more than 40 percent came from tax cuts, while another large chunk consisted of aid to state and local governments. Only the remainder involved direct federal spending

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The answer to the second question — why there’s a widespread perception that government spending has surged, when it hasn’t — is that there has been a disinformation campaign from the right, based on the usual combination of fact-free assertions and cooked numbers. And this campaign has been effective in part because the Obama administration hasn’t offered an effective reply...."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/opinion/11krugman.html?ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=print

bitlord bitlord 51-55 13 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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What I mean is that your 'sources' have been revealed liars who will not admit to their lies, time and time and time again.<br />
Newsmax for instance, with their "Chelsea takes it up the butt" claim.<br />
And their "FEMA concentration camps".<br />
and their "Black Helicopters at Waco".<br />
That makes YOU the fool for using them.<br />
And means I win every time you go there!!!

What you mean is that if it doesn't suit your wacky philosophy, it's not true and deserves no credence.

Right. NY Times = Worthless.;<br />
Newsmax = Priceless.<br />
And yes, you are a PRICELESS idiot!!!

Sgt, if I'm brain-dead, why can't you EVER find and cite reliable sources for any of your lies?<br />
hmm?<br />
Just once in awhile,find a press report, government or academic treatise, even a piece from a history book. They're all online you know.<br />
A little searching would teach you just how ignorant you are.<br />
But you can't be bothered, because, of course, there was no 500 tons of VGX, Saddam did not attempt to purchase "Significant quantities of Uranium from Africa" and Bush DID reveal a covert operation tracking WMD in order to cover YOUR myth of WMD excuses the murder of 1 million + INNOCENT IRAQIS!!

Because I am always hearing lies, lies and more lies.<br />
A mere reading of FACTS disproves everything the right ever has to say, but somehow, reality just isn't acceptable to these ignorant savages, and it is absolutely imperative to re-establish the primacy of the real over the unreal, and that means CRUSHING their egos in a wall of facts they cannot ignore.

Of course. For it counts ONLY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, NOT GOVERNMENT, which includes states, cities, counties etc..<br />
Moron.<br />
Read next time!!!!

And guess what? Obama has presided over a SHRINKAGE of Government.<br />
Unlike either Bush's or Raygun.

Oh, I understand alright alyssas.<br />
SMALLER GOVERNMENT is not BIGGER GOVERNMENT.<br />
Seems the pigs are caught lying.<br />
And want us to forget the facts.<br />
Nobrainer is still trying to pretend reality isn't real.<br />
Are you involved in the lie as well?<br />
The reality: Government has SHRUNK under Obama, and the biggest expansion ever happened under BUSH while REPIGS ruled both houses of Congress.<br />
So suck it up, deal with reality.

..........................Get real bit..even you can't BELIEVE THAT !~!

Somehow you are not seeing the bigger picture here.

What part do I not understand?<br />
The part where LESS government is somehow MORE government!!<br />
Idiot!!

What part of FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPANCE do you not understand.