The Atlantic reposts a graph from The Economist showing the increase in government spending in the first three years of the first term of the last seven presidents. Guess who wins Biggest Spender in Chief?
But the bottom line is that it is really, truly time for the myth about Big Spender Obama to die. If anything, it is remarkable that, after a recession and a private sector implosion, the public sector expanded less under this administration than it did under Bush or Reagan, especially when you consider the government cuts made at the state and local levels.
There’s lies, there’s damn lies, and then there’s right-wing media.