And this is where you show your complete ignorance of the actual problem.Entitlements? OK we pay into a fund for social security and medicare. It is supposed to be collected and spent on a retirement “supplement” for those age 65 (unless you were born after year “X” and then the age increases incrementally) and medical care for those age 65 and older for which each participant should purchase a supplemental policy to cover what medicare does not. Then we added medicaid for disabilities, and we pay minor children, the disabled and widows. The government comes along and “borrows” that cash “trust” fund and replaces it with “treasury bonds” (an IOU and nothing else). So it is THAT borrowing that forces social security and medicare to be placed on the budget since in order to pay the “entitlement” of those that “paid into” the fund and had their “trust fund” depleted to run other government programs the government must allocate funds from the general revenue. Got it?And no I do NOT care which party did it first or last. MEANWHILE, the government has increased the roles of those on food stamps, unemployment and welfare which are NOT entitlements but rather charity since those benefiting from the government largess have paid not one dime into any fund in support of those programs. See? You have your definitions wrong.