families numbers and statistics from 1960 to 2014. Our

families received $181 million in
benefits.1 According to the US
Department of Agriculture 43.6 million people receive food stamps.  According to Dilulio, “Americans do indeed
hate ‘big government,'” but also “love, love, love federal government goods,
services, and benefits.2 Americans might hate big government
however creating a bigger federal workforce also adds to the debt of a big government.

He states that one of the biggest offenders
is Obamacare which employs contractors both
“for profit firms and nonprofit organizations.”3 that have been paid by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the U.S. Department of the
Treasury to build information technology systems, help consumers navigate the
health exchange marketplaces, and more.4

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Dilulio’s book is
outdated as he has taken numbers and statistics from 1960 to 2014.  Our National Debt is now twenty trillion
dollars and counting.  The cost of
programs such as the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare and social
programs have risen since 2014 as the country’s population has grown.  Charles Murray, who gives a dissenting
opinion of Dilulio’s book gives an example “The Office of Health Safety and
Security had five divisions reporting to the chief. The heads of those
divisions had a total of thirty-seven offices reporting to them. And lest you
think that “office” by the time you get this deep into the organizational maze
means literally a single office with just one person in it, all of them had
directors and staffs of unknown size. We’re looking at hundreds.”5 Murray agrees that
“Leviathan by Proxy” is real however, so

1 Los Angeles County of Public
Services. Richards, Tori. “LA made $1.3B in illegal immigrant welfare
payouts in

 just 2
years.” Fox News. Accessed December 07, 2017. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/03/la-


2 Dilulio. 2014.

3 Ibid.

4 Ibid.

5 Ibid.