Speaking of lying (hat tip to Randy's Roundtable, citing this May 8, 2012 press release at the White House web page):
The only time government employment has gone down during a recession has been under me. (Applause.) So I make that point just so you don't buy into this whole bloated government argument that you hear. And frankly, if Congress had said yes to helping states put teachers back to work and put the economy before our politics, then tens of thousands more teachers in New York would have a job right now. That is a fact. And that would mean not only a lower unemployment rate, but also more customers for business.The truth, from CNN Money on January 25, 2012:
The number of federal employees grew by 123,000, or 6.2%, under President Obama, according to the White House's Office of Management and Budget.Do voters in America have memories long enough to remember Obama's broken promises and egregious lies?