There's an uproar across the nation about a huge expansion of government and how we are becoming a Socialist nation. Yet, when you look at the facts--the numbers--you see that the level of gov't spending relative to GDP is only where it was back in 2002-2003. (See chart below.)
Spending as a percent of GDP has increased by a meager 1.0% in
the past nine years and about 1.4% since 2007!!
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
There was no outcry about becoming a Socialist state back then. Now, however, when we have 10% unemployment (17% when you count people who have stopped looking) we're freezing spending and embracing fiscal conservatism. This is going to be disastrous and it will be brought on by nothing more than propaganda and misinformation--a deliberate campaign by deficit terrorists who will be responsible for more hardship and suffering than anything brought about by our enemies abroad.