Shoop analysis: Budget winners and losers (mostly losers)

Tuesday - 2/15/2011, 5:34pm EST

Tom Shoop, Editor-in-Chief, Government Executive

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In a press conference Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the government has added 200,000 new federal jobs in the last two years. With a tough budget, some of the jobs may have to go and to that Boehner said, "If some of those jobs are lost so be it. We're broke."

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive Magazine, explains what that 200,000 number actually means and offers insights on the budget battles ahead.

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