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Many of the educational activities were cut back. Other programs—pensions, health care, welfare—were given milder treatment. Here, too, however, a dampening of public efforts was evident. A new trend had gotten under way. The upward curve of social costs that prevailed over many decades was broken in the 1980s. Expenditures leveled out. This new pattern then prevailed for many years. The public expansion initiated under Johnson was held back by Reagan. The new president also played an important role on the ideological level.
Germany is a special case in this respect. Across a broad range of policy issues, major governance decisions are made at the national level, in the form of general laws. The role of the Länder is mainly to implement these laws. Their function, therefore, is chiefly of an administrative nature. On the financial side, too, important constraints apply, as the great bulk of revenues, even those used by the Länder, are decided by the national parliament. This implies that subnational leaders to a great extent have their hands tied in regard of both policy and financial matters.
It was utilized still more by Obama, whose policies included continuing the war operations as well as undertaking federal efforts to stimulate the declining economy and to mitigate the effects of the ensuing social crisis. The military burden was relaxed, however, after the withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed by the end of 2011. A further relaxation came about at the end of 2014, when NATO combat operations were officially ended—however continued in other forms and on a lower scale. The federal expansion that has taken place in recent years has contributed to a worsening of the US fiscal imbalance.