Entitlement Programs Root Cause of Spending Increases

by The Heritage Foundation on Oct 17, 2014 | Views: 159 | Score: 1
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The Heritage Foundation on Oct 17, 2014 12:34 PM said:

Nearly all the growth in government spending over the past 40 years is due to growth in entitlement programs. In fact, government spending would be even higher were it not for reductions in defense spending.

Dustin M.
Dustin M. on Oct 18, 2014 9:51 AM said:

I would be curious to see how much of the growth in entitlement programs is due to more people being eligible for them and ballooning healthcare costs vs. expansion of benefits of those programs.

kendramayer2017 on Oct 19, 2014 5:43 PM said:

1972 to 2011 is a pretty large timeframe. I wonder what a shorter snapshot of government spending would look like (say, the last 6 years under Obama's administration.) How different would this graph look then?