Now, what were you saying, Mitt, about …

Increased government employment and spending under Obama?

– Chart demonstrating the change in public sector employment in the 54 months following four recent recessions, via Ezra Klein.

“As you can see, government employment tends to rise during recessions, helping to cushion their impact. But with the exception of a spike when we hired temporary workers for the decennial census, it’s fallen sharply during this recession.”

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