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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011

EPA: Daily Caller didn’t call

Even staffers at the Daily Caller, in their heinous group denial, would concede one thing: This whole business of 230,000 additional employees at the Environmental Protection Agency and $21 billion in additional funding would be a big deal.

Where would all these workers sit? What, precisely, would they be doing?

Here’s the thing: There are approximately 2.6 million civilian employees in the federal government as of 2010. The Daily Caller reported that the EPA was “asking for taxpayers to shoulder the burden of up to 230,000 new bureaucrats — at a cost of $21 billion — to attempt to implement” new regulations.

So we’re talking about an increase of roughly 10 percent in the federal workforce, all courtesy of the EPA.

.Think that might be something that the Daily Caller would address with the EPA?

No, it wasn’t. When asked whether the Daily Caller called, EPA spokesperson Brendan Gilfillan responded, “They did not reach out to us, no.”

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