Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Facts Are Like Deficits



Evidently they don’t matter.

Notes On Government Employment

”Yes, government got bigger under those socialists Dwight Eisenhower, LBJ, and Nixon. Since then, however, there has been no trend relative to population.”

All that really matters to the Republican Party seems to be, “Did we get out cut?” My local paper was complaining about the number of government employees rising. After doing the math (we all know I hate doing the math) I figured out that they too were using the census workers to cook the numbers. And I called them on it. Of course, it did no good. A retraction (even if there is one) rarely ever gets the attention of the lie -- the distortion.

Many would think (because they’re not used to thinking) that the obvious answer is to join in on the lying. Just in case you ever wonder how we got to the Great Depression. Does the term “liar loans” ring any bells with anybody?

One would hope that I wouldn’t have to explain this to air traffic controllers (again.) Yet many controllers continue to support the Party that lies to them. The Party that hates them. The Party that wants to fire them.

”So those are the facts — not that they matter.”

Don Brown
December 22, 2010

1 comment:

Air Traffic Mike said...

Don, here's a link to OPM's webpage showing the number of all Federal Employees since 1962:

http://www.opm.gov/feddata/HistoricalTables/TotalGovernmentSince1962.asp

Note the disproportional increase in the number of employees in the Legislative and Judicial branch.

Always look forward to reading your blog. Best wishes.