During a discussion with economist Paul Krugman on ABC’s “This Week”, Tea Party Wingnut, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) made the erroneous claim that government has grown under President Obama:
“[….] the size of growth of government is enormous under President Obama.”
In fact, the size of government has decreased under President Obama, as you can see by this chart comparing government employment under George W. Bush and President Obama.
Adding…….as you probably know, the spike in 2010 was due to the census.