When you look around you see print that under Reagan the federal government grew by 60,000 , but Congress made another Federal office -- Veterans Affairs , they have almost 240,000 employees .... So there's a minus 175,000 employees when you compare apples to apples.
From the Washington Post , Largest Federal Government in years under Obama & more then when Reagen cut down the size.
And you have to be careful with the numbers from some sources , they leave off Postal workers and some others.
briya, the goverment in terms of employees certainly was not smaller under Reagan, in fact there has not been a year since he left that the federal employment has been as high.
As for your latest ice age comments I give up your last post made absolutely no sense, you win.
Henry I wasn't responding to you though I apparently mistakenly thanked you for something you did not do. For the record I am an independent that believes that both parties are screwed up and have their own best interests at heart.
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed
of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics
or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself.
Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.
If I could not go to Heaven but with a party, I would not go there
at all." Thomas Jefferson
And government was much smaller when Reagan was in office.
Prime rate July 8th 1981 ... 20.5 % , July 27th 1982 .... 15.5 %
Ice age is a massive ice expansion , major ice ages are the length of time that ice covers well into lower Latitudes .. But remember the oceans move warm water to Alaska on the Pacific side , that's why there was a land bridge to what we call Russia today. On the Atlantic , England was some what ice free.
OK let’s just use "ice age" and leave out "major" seeing as how that simplifies this discussion. There have been 5 ice ages. You are using "ice age" to refer to a glacial period, colloquially. I used "major" to differentiate from your "ice age" which is actually a glacial period. It is sort of like saying that a good month within the time frame of a bull market is a bull market, which technically we all know it is not.
I don’t know what the prime rate during the Carter Administration has to do with the unemployment numbers but the Prime rate was still over 10% when Reagan left office almost 9 years later. The Prime rate was 3.25 when Obama came in which is where it still sits.