According to MyGovCost.org, which is an affiliate of The Independent Institute, the Obama administration has permanently increased the size and expenditure of government by 16.5% in four years.
In fact, the site states that government expenditure is one-sixth bigger today than originally projected four years ago. Investors Business Daily revealed earlier this month that government dependency had increased by 23% in two years!
That is 67 million people reliant on a federal program. You cannot have a shrinkage of government when 67 million people are added onto a federal program and total federal spending has increased. Mr. Goolsbee is dead wrong.
This is the left-wing dependency agenda. It's the delivery of free lunches for 151.7 million Americans. To make a comparison, the number of people in 1984 who did not pay federal income taxes was at a mere 14.8% or 34.8 million Americans.