How to Restore Constitutional Government in America
Heritage Foundation

The major “ entitlement” programs wreaking havoc on the economy are not Social security, into which people have paid or the other programs you mentioned.

It is the entitlements provided to big business, including pharma and defense, insurance and Wall St which are breaking the backbone of the US.

If we reduced defense spending by a mere 25%, there would be enough to fund universal healthcare for all for many decades, presuming, of course, that the industry was more efficiently regulated.

The incestuous nature of the relationship between govt and business is representative of entitlements far more costly than all programs designed to actually make this country great, perhaps for the first time in its history.