Oh, come off it.Under Obama, a Record Decline in Government Jobs
By FLOYD NORRIS
When Barack Obama ran for president four years ago, he appalled some Democrats by saying Ronald Reagan had been a transformational president.
Three years into his presidency, he has exceeded Reagan in one area: reductions in government jobs.
Notions on high and low finance.
Over all — including a decline of 12,000 public sector jobs in the Labor Department report for December — government employment is down 2.6 percent over the last three years, compared to a decline of 2.2 percent in the early Reagan years. That is a record.
Those stats are for ALL public sector employment.
Obama is to be judged based on HIS operation - the FEDZILLA payroll black hole.
To credit Obama with cutting state and local government payrolls is falsely giving him credit for the good and courageous belt-tightening work state legislatures and Governors like Chris Christie and Scott Walker have done in reining in runaway government spending.
Obama? That's a bad joke. aCCORDING TO THE SAME ARTICLE YOU LINKED -
"If Mr. Obama had had his way, state and local government job losses in 2011 could have been reduced with more federal assistance, but such proposals were blocked by Republicans in Congress."
(Taxpayers cheer Republicans in Congress for that)
"FEDERAL employment ... is up 1.3 percent, while the total fell by the same amount in Mr. Reagan’s first three years."
Obama = a big tax-and-spend government fanatic, loyal tool of Wall Street fat cats and the permanent professional political classes, an enemy of the US middle class and US taxpayer.