Forbes magazine is reporting that Barack Obama is the smallest government spender since Eisenhower. Yes, that’s right, under Obama, spending increased less than it did under both Bushes, Nixon, even Reagan.
The article tries to be even handed, even including a link to a Heritage Foundation rebuttal. Even so, the most interesting (and ironic) part are all the comments from right-wing nut jobs who freak out when confronted by stubborn facts.
UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan has a good overview and analysis of the dueling infographics, including the various arguments on both sides. Sullivan’s goes on to point out that by promising to slash taxes while at the same time massively increasing defense spending, Romney is no fiscal conservative.