Paul Ryan: President Barack Obama "has doubled the size of government since he took office."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Paul Ryan says Barack Obama ‘has doubled the size of government since he took office’

On his congressional website, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., makes a striking claim that President Obama has doubled the size of goverment. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is perhaps the leading Republican voice for a fiscally conservative approach to taxing, spending and reducing the federal debt. So when a reader recently pointed out the doubling-government claim on a web page devoted to Ryan’s views on tax policy, we thought it was worth a look. Here’s an excerpt from the Web page: "At a time …

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