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Obama Government Equal to Population in 1776

Home - by - January 24, 2013 - 11:15 America/New_York - 4 Comments

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President Obama Monday invoked Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence to justify his expansive view of government, but Jefferson might be surprised to learn that the number of federal employees today is nearly equal to the entire population of the nation in 1776.

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the current civilian federal workforce, excluding postal service employees, was 2.15 million in 2011. The Census Bureau estimates that in 1776, the entire population of the United States was just a bit higher, at about 2.5 million. The number suggests that every adult man and woman living at the time – at least – would have been needed to staff today’s federal government.

The comparison is ironic because Obama invoked Jefferson’s famous line from the Declaration about “unalienable rights” such as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” to launch an inaugural address that invoked the Founders as justification for Obama’s own statist agenda.

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  1. Unruly Refugee

    January 24th, 2013

    0bama is the traitorous tyrant our Founding Fathers warned us about. He has nothing in common with them.

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  2. McFartus Spontaneous

    January 24th, 2013

    Obama aint nuthin’ but a hound dog, crying all the time.. They said Mooch was hi-classed, well that was just a lie! Apologies to hound dogs.

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  3. aleon

    January 24th, 2013

    “He has nothing in common with them.”
    Or the many more millions of us.

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  4. Noodengr

    January 24th, 2013

    I accidently heard one line of the in-nasseua speil, and it was a line about ” continuing the founding principles of this country” I catch one line and it is a lie. wow not hard to do from someone that everytime he opens his mouth is lying.

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