If you have an interest in the size and growth of federal, state and local governments the article posted to our blog will likely fascinate you. All of the specific, verifiable numbers are illustrated and explained.
Given the recent presidential campaign and the president's current rhetoric I found the recent article from the Brookings Institute extremely interesting. It outlines the stats on the size and scope of Federal, State and local government. The most surprising data point is that the number of federal employees has remained relatively steady even though the country's population has steadily increased. State and local government have made up the difference. I suspect it's an effort to push local control. So, state and local governments are given grants and general funding to provide services in their states and municipalities.
10 questions and answers about America's "Big Government"
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