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      02-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #82
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Originally Posted by txz4 View Post
Bush expanded the gov by a wide margin and i think Obama was delighted with that as it was a mandate for his further expansion.... sort of a "well if that guy could do what he did, im going to be able to do soo much with my fan base."
I think this is conservative catch-phrase #1, "growing the gov't". It's bull, a myth. Why would anyone (other than someone looking to get a gov't job) want more gov't to give their taxes to? Obama doesn't, he hasn't, and his "fan base" (as if he's Justin Beiber) doesn't want more gov't.

The 2010 census caused a temporary increase in gov't jobs. Other than that, Obama hasn't launched any new agencies (like Bush did with homeland security, Afghan/Iraq wars, drug czars, etc). And the idea that anyone would want more people on public assistance is idiotic, as is the claim that the jobless are itching to vote for the incumbent.