Report: Obama First President Ever To Spend More On Welfare Than Defense

President Obama and the party he led for 8 years firmly believes that government is the solution to almost every problem.

When Democrats are put in positions of power we very often see exploding bureaucracy, massive spending, and unsustainable debt.

President Obama can leave office with several accomplishments under his belt but not all of them are things that he should be especially proud of.

For example, according to a recent report, President Obama will be the first president in history to spend more on government entitlements than national defense.

Lt. Col. Allen West explains…

From Allen B. West:

As reported by the venerable Terence Jeffrey at

“Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to spend more on “means-tested entitlements” — aka welfare — than on national defense, according to data published by his own Office of Management and Budget.Historical tables that the OMB posted on the Obama White House website, include annual totals for both “national defense” spending and “means-tested entitlement” spending going back to fiscal 1962–which is three years before President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation creating the Medicaid program, a means-tested entitlement that together with the Children’s Health Insurance Program enrolled 74,407,191 beneficiaries as of November 2016.

In every year from fiscal 1962 through fiscal 2014, total national defense spending exceeded means-tested entitlement spending.

In fiscal year 1962, for example, the federal government spent more than twelve times as much money on national defense ($52,345,000,000) as it did on means-test entitlements ($4,300,000,000).

However, national defense spending peaked in 2011, when it hit $705,554,000,000. By contrast, means-tested entitlement spending has increased each year since 2012.

Finally, in fiscal 2015, it exceeded national defense spending for the first time.

The fiscal 2016 numbers published in the OMB’s Historical Tables are estimates, but they show means-tested entitlements exceeding national defense spending $709,600,000,000 to $604,452,000,000.”

Now, of course the progressive socialist left will come back with the typical retort of “uncaring conservatives,” which isn’t the case. The difference is, conservatives believe we should have a safety net, not a hammock. Under Barack Obama we saw an incredible increase in American poverty, food stamp enrollment, and an expansion of Medicaid — which was meant to cover folks under the poverty line.

Now, never forget that during the Obama reign, America went from $10.67 trillion to $20 trillion in debt, and what did we get? We have more Americans dependent on government and its welfare nanny-state. We have a military that’s been decimated and depleted to the point where aviation maintenance crews are scouring museums and bone yards for spare parts. We don’t have adequate carrier coverage in the Persian Gulf. We’re driving our men and women in uniform into the ground due to incessant combat tours of duty. No, we don’t need to police the world, but we need to have a deterrent capability and capacity to provide security, and be able to engage and defeat the enemy on the ground, when called upon.

The federal government has exploded under President Obama and that appears to have been a major rallying cry with Republican voters during this past election cycle.

President Trump has already made it clear in just a few days in office that cutting regulations and reining in government will be a top priority in his administration.

If you believe in smaller government, there are many reasons to be excited about the future.

Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.

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