The government is the size of 1776 entire population

Here’s an interesting little factoid.

…the number of federal employees today is nearly equal to the entire population of the nation in 1776.

According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the current civilian federal workforce, excluding postal service employees, was 2.15 million in 2011. The Census Bureau estimates that in 1776, the entire population of the United States was just a bit higher, at about 2.5 million.

via Obama Government Equal to Population in 1776 | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier.