Don’t fall for distortions. Compared to the pie, the slice used for social programs isn’t where to strike the alarm.
Right now, the federal government spends about 9 percent of GDP on the three biggies, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, with the total roughly evenly divided between retirement and medical care. – Paul Krugman
There’s much we can fix before pulling social survival.
The trillion-plus Bush deficit, yes the Bush/Republican deficit, is 7 percent of the nation’s GDP plus interest payments on the debt alone is 14% of GDP. We spend more than 4% on war. Oh well… there’s much to do.