Building A More Humane America

I hesitate to rely on a Heritage Foundation chart, but I think these numbers do check out and it makes an important point:

Now I think the point they want this to make is something like “omg, entitlements are out of control!” But the real point here, to me, is that progressives shouldn’t be so down in the dumps all the time. This is major long-term social progress. A diminishing share of national resources is going to the military, and a larger share is going to provide health care to the poor and the elderly. What’s more, we recently passed a law that should substantially expand Medicaid. Basic humane values are tending to win out.