Al, thanks for writing to the paper in response to my article, that “made my day” to coin a Clint Eastwood line. The part about GS employees from 1950 to 2003 was from the Government Executive magazine, Feb. 2004. The part about government job increase over the last decade was from governmentgonewild.org. The history of those countries and their governments was because I have always thought history can teach us a lot about what not to do in the future.
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