You've been paying FICA & Medicare premiums, I've been paying them, even Max has been paying them. If they are "entitlements", it's because, having paid into them, we're entitled to receive from them.
The problem is not that "we're broke", the problem is that we don't want to pay for what we get from government.
The federal government's share of GDP in 2010 was 14.9%, 4.5 points lower than its postwar average of 18.5%. The CBO projects that share to drop to 14.8% for 2011.
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