Yeah, not sure Medicare Prescription Drugs entitlement qualifies as one of the "mostly democrat sponsored" programs. As I recall, a certain G Bush advocated that... (sure, dems were for it, but so was everyone). You do realize that the Republicans controlled congress since 1994 through 2007, right?
Seriously correct me if I'm wrong, but the "National Defense" figures do NOT include expenditures IN Iraq and Afghanistan for operations. I've heard that that measure does not. In which case, why is there a 65 percent increase in defense spending between 2001 and 2008? We haven't significantly increased our military in terms of service personnel. (Perhaps those figures do account for operations expenditures - otherwise, we're being robbed)
Considering the proportion of spending increase in billions in the category of National Defense and Homeland Security, when compared to the rest of the ledger, all other discretionary spending pales in comparison.
Good report, interesting facts, but your notion that the culprit is "mostly democrat sponsored" programs is hardly born out by the facts, unless you're viewing entitlement programs such as SS & Medicaid as "mostly democrat sponsored" which I think would be unctuous, at best.
"self-aggrandizing jackass" - it says it right on the label