Giant Entitlement Growth Under GOP


From Mr. F (via Andrew Sullivan) comes a USA Today account of what we've been telling you all along: Bush and the GOP are Texas-sized spenders.

A USA TODAY analysis of 25 major government programs found that enrollment increased an average of 17% in the programs from 2000 to 2005. The nation's population grew 5% during that time….

It was the largest five-year expansion of the federal safety net since the Great Society created programs such as Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s.

Whole thing here.

Reason's Bush spending analysis here, here, and here.