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Press Release

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Government beefs up as economy flattens out

Government jobs increase by biggest rate in six years as economy struggles to grow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the economy struggles to grow, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that local, state and federal governments have added a combined 76,800 jobs in the first quarter of 2008, with nearly 18 percent of those jobs at the federal level.  In response to the numbers, the Libertarian Party issued this response by National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis:

"While the private sector sheds jobs and the economy fails to grow by even one percentage point in the first quarter, government at all levels is growing at an alarming pace.  Government expansion is bad for the economy, and even worse for liberty.  In the end, taxpayers are left with less rights and a bigger tab to pay.  The economic stimulus package Americans should be asking for is a new government come November that is willing to cut taxes and reduce spending."

The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.
 
For more information on this issue, or to arrange a media interview, please call Andrew Davis at (202) 333-0008 during normal business hours, or at (202) 731-0002 during any other time.