Right GB! Just as your post is a complete perversion of the facts. Obama has not been president for the last 40 years so why even put his name at the top of your post as if he is responsible for a condition over 40 years in the making?America finally knows what President Obama meant when he said he intended to “fundamentally transform America.” He aimed to make this country unrecognizable to its Founding Fathers, and he’s done just that.
Obama has reversed the role of the federal government – instead of looking like the world’s hegemonic superpower, we look more like the world’s most innovative social welfare state to be envied by all of Western Europe.
This year defense spending will sink to its lowest levels in our nation’s history; meanwhile, entitlement spending will reach new highs.
This is part of an astounding overall trend in our federal government’s spending habits. The Heritage Foundation reports,“Defense spending has declined significantly over time, even when the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are included, as spending on the three major entitlements—Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—has more than tripled.”
In 2012 alone, Heritage reveals an immense gap between defense and entitlement spending—defense comprised 19% of total outlays, while entitlements reached a gargantuan 62% of federal spending.
This is a complete perversion of what the Founding Fathers intended. All caused by a usurper!
Most of the rises in cost of entitlement (Medicare Medicaid) programs have come from the excessive rise in health care cost both private and public over a very long period of time. Obama is the guy trying to reign in those health care costs which everyone both right and left can agree is problematic.
However one wonders why you would even bring attention to the gap in military and entitlement spending when one has absolutely nothing to do with the other. Other than the fact that far too much is being spent on both.