Notes on the Atrocities
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Monday, September 08, 2003  

The era of big government is over? Hardly. According to a Brookings Institution report, the size is up 14% from 1999.

Although some of the post-1999 growth ocurred in the final year of the Clinton administration, most of the 1.1 million new on- and off-budget jobs appear to reflect increased spending since the Bush administration entered office.



I don't want to play gotcha here, because the "small government" movement is a conservative saw, not mine. More important is the duplicitousness of the Bush administration and Republicans who talk about small government while expanding it. It's part of a radical agenda not to diminish government, but to transfer its wealth from departments that regulate business to business, and away from services that benefit poor and middle-income Americans to services that profit the wealthy.

But I guess no one will be shocked to learn Republicans are saying one thing and doing another.

posted by Jeff | 8:23 AM |
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