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Three of large sums of your money and you are paying whole lot more for government services -- you used to.
Tonight chief Washington correspondent James Rosen on the rapid expansion of the federal payroll.
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Barack Obama has been president of the United States for precisely 1421.
And in that time the number of federal government workers has grown by just over 135000.
It's a growth rate of six and a half percent.
But it means the president has the nation's chief executive has hired on average.
95 new employees per day every day of his presidency -- three -- are being transferred from the private sector.
To the public sector.
And I think that's in the deficit for the economy these people have to be paid to paid very well they have very large pensions.
So that's -- exacerbates the problem we're having with the deficit.
The -- of big government is over.
That famous declaration came toward the end of the first term in which President Clinton slash the federal workforce by more than 14%.
His successor George W.
Bush who reorganize the executive branch and created the Department of Homeland Security added nearly 80000 workers for a -- four point 2%.
Despite the nearly 7% increase over president Obama's first term.
The White House said he is committed to a quote leaner federal government in his second but Press Secretary Jay Carney could only point to one fairly limited initiative to accomplish that.
The president has put forward a proposal to streamline and reorganize the variety of agencies that deal with.
Commerce in the federal government.
And exports the Obama error in terms of government hiring -- prove distinctly less kind to the states.
From January 2009 through last month according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The number of all state employees declined.
By almost 120000.
Or a little over 2% Brett.
-- thank you.
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