How Big Is Big Government?

By Jon Rapppoport

MARCH 4, 2010. A week ago, I wrote and emailed and posted this article. Since then, I’ve had time to reflect further, and I’ve also gotten suggestions from readers. The situation is far stranger than I thought. So I’ve revised my numbers.

I hope you’ll take the time to move this article along to people in media (and others) who might understand its implications. Give it some effort. Okay?

It’s easy to say government is too big, but when we get to the actual numbers, what are we talking about?

An October 6, 2006, article in the Washington Post by Christopher Lee, “Big Government gets Bigger,” states that 14.6 million people work for the federal government.

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