“There are lots of entitlements which are expensive and not SS or Medicare.”
How about start with foreign aid? As long as we can afford to give welfare to other countries, it’s strange to say we can’t afford to help Americans in need.
We have forgotten the lessons of history.
The Roman Empire understood how to run foreign relations. When you lost a war to them, they enslaved your people and made you pay tribute. The concept of foreign aid was unknown to them.