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    happymisanthropy, orlbucfan

    ..been a radical drop in government employees under Obama.

    A few nights ago Rachel Maddow showed a graph of how the number of government employees had decreased dramatically under Obama.

    Which, of course, is a huge win for Republicans.

    Republicans hate government employees with a passion, so Obama obliges them with kicking government employees off payrolls en masse.

    The result?  Republicans are so thankful Obama has worked to denigrate government employees, Obama's approval ratings among Republicans is at an all time high. (snark)

    I'm worse at what I do best/ And for this gift I feel blessed. - Kurt Cobain

    by wyvern on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:16:00 AM PST

    •  The biggest reason this recovery (1+ / 0-)
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      is so drawn out and sluggish compared with other recessions since WWII, aside from the depth of this one, is that all the other presidents faced with recessions have expanded government and hired more public employees (Republicans and Democrats alike).  Obama is the only president who has actually cut the number of government employees, both federal and state, during and after a recession.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 08:57:42 AM PST

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