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Entitlement Program Spending Is Massive

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Annual spending on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health programs is massive compared to other federal spending priorities. There is too much waste and inappropriate spending in the discretionary budget as well, but Congress will not be able to rein in spending and debt without reforming the entitlement programs.

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ESTIMATED ANNUAL SPENDING IN 2014

Entitlement Program Spending Is Massive

Source: Office of Management and Budget.