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Entitlement Transfers Have Increased 727% in Last 50 Years

annfan_777 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 7:00 AM
Democrats have been in control of both houses of Congress for most of the last 7 or 8 decades. There IS a connection between Democrats being in power and the creation of boondoggle giveaway programs and increases in entitlement spending.
dweimaraner Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:15 AM
The same way that GWB went from a budget surplus to over 8T in debt. They are all the same. The party in power loves to spend.
John in OK Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:56 AM
Sigh. Here we go with the same old liberal lie. THERE WAS NO SURPLUS. There were PROJECTED surpluses based on the notion that the dot.com and housing bubbles would never burst (and that Congress wouldn't increase spending--a nonsensical idea with no basis in reality!) At no time were there any ACTUAL surpluses. This lie has been pushed for years. It is just as false as the liberal lie that Bush stole the 2000 election.
LibsHateAmerica Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 8:03 AM
Look at California, Detroit, USSR, Cuba.....pretty much anything under liberal control is destroyed and ran into the ground.

As we all know entitlement reform is a big topic of conversation for this upcoming election. Will the Romney/Ryan plan break down Medicare? Will President Obama continue the constantly growing entitlement program?

In a new analysis from The Wall Street Journal we see that entitlement programs have grown at an average rate of 4% each year since 1960.

The growth of entitlement payments over the past half-century has been breathtaking. In 1960, U.S. government transfers to individuals totaled about $24 billion in current dollars, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. By 2010 that total was almost 100 times...