Many on “the right” have expressed the fear that the new Obama Administration will result in a lot bigger government.
If it does, it has a long way to go to exceed the growth of government under the George W. Bush Adminstration.
Over the last eight years, the Bush Administration has presided over a 55 percent increase in Federal government spending. Even after adjusting for inflation, real government spending has gone up by almost 30 percent.
I discuss the details of where this growth in in Big Government under Bush has been occurred in a new piece on, “Big Government under the Bush Administration.”