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US federal workforce / The three episodes of cuts

There have been three modern episodes in which federal employees have been cut during a presidential administration: the post-World War II demobilization under president Harry S Truman (1945-53); the Cold War peace dividend and budget cuts under president Clinton (1992-2000); and now Obama, who has downsized the federal government during the recession. Here’s a comparison:

via Barack Obama has shrunk the US federal workforce more than Ronald Reagan – Quartz.


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