"The government's twice the size it was 10 years ago. It's 30 percent bigger than it was when (Barack) Obama became president."
Says Tim Pawlenty said in 2006, "The era of small government is over... the government has to be more proactive and more aggressive."
Says that, unlike the U.S. Senate, "even the Libyan government, in the middle of a civil war, passed a budget on June 15, 2011"
"There are actually half a million fewer government employees now than there were when (President Barack) Obama took office."
"Only seven of 18 federal food assistance programs have been associated with positive health and nutrition outcomes, while the remaining 11 have not been effective."
"Under Barack Obama the last two years, the number of federal limousines for bureaucrats has increased 73 percent."
"The Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget for 750 days ... Senate Democrats have neglected one of their most basic responsibilities."
"We are in the bottom 10 in dollars in the classroom and the top 10 in dollars in the bureaucracy and red tape."
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