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As both political parties do as part of their party's national convention, last week the GOP adopted their "platform" – which is, in effect, a statement of principles and goals. It begins by stating "The 2012 Republican Platform is a statement of who we are and what we believe as ...
Bob from Vacaville, California, wrote in to ask us for some fact checking. He said he hears all the time that the size of the federal government has ballooned under President Obama, and wondered if that could be true given all of the budget cuts.