According to the treasury statement, the federal government totaled $3,454,253,000,000 in outlays for fiscal year 2013. This number encompasses all government spending, including things like defense, highway and transportation costs, public education, immigration services and government worker salaries, to name a few.
58.1% of the total amount spent by the government went to benefits and entitlements, both means tested and non-means tested. Remember this does not include any of the huge amounts Obamacare will add to this number. Our population was 313 million at the end of 2012. That means every man, woman, and child received from the federal government $6450. Did you receive your check? I do not remember receiving mine, but I do remember sending the government money.
The 41.9% would have paid for things like defense, highway and transportation costs, public education, immigration services and government worker salaries, to name a few. These are functions the Constitution says the federal government should do. The 58.1% would be beyond the scope of the Constitution. The 58.1% weakens the country as a whole. It enslaves the population. Every one of these dollars that is spent on benefits and entitlements makes our country a less free and self-reliant people.
Obama and the Marxist/Progressives eagerly embrace these programs and wish to increase them. This brings a great and free nation that much closer to a Marxist society and a totalitarian state. Every Freedom Loving American should strive to stress independence and individuality for every American by changing the course of those entitlement payments. If we do not change direction, we will not remain great or free.