Saturday, July 09, 2011

The Growth of Government... Not

The next time your Republican friends tell you how the growth of government is out of control! you should just show them this graph. Point out that the size of the Federal government, in terms of how many people it employed, was larger during the Reagan administration then it is now. And then take a step backward to avoid being splattered by brain matter when their heads explode.

FRED Graph - St. Louis Fed

"We are ruled by charlatans and cowards. Our economy is in the tank, we know what to do about it, and we're just not going to do it. The charlatans prefer instead to stand by and let people suffer because that's politically useful, while the cowards let them get away with it because it's politically risky to fight back."

- Kevin Drum

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Tax Freeloader Myth | The New Republic

The Tax Freeloader Myth | The New Republic