Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, writes: "There are now more private sector jobs than there were in January 2009, when President Obama took office. Unfortunately, the public sector continues to shed jobs, and as a result, the overall jobs picture in the US remains weak.

If you want to understand why conservative efforts to slash funding for teachers, firefighters, cops is bad for the economy, look no further than this graph."

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