According to a new report out of the Senate Budget committee the 83 programs that make up the category of "welfare" spending have grown in spending by 32% since 2008 and now make up 21% of the federal budget in 2011 a larger portion then any other category on its own (defense,SS,Medicare being the 3 other large categories). This is projected to increase for 2012. http://budget.senate.gov/republican/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=34919307-6286-47ab-b114-2fd5bcedfeb5 With out eliminating any of the programs entirely how/where do we cut to get this under control? Or do we choose overlapping programs to eliminate wholesale after all administrative costs must be significant on that number of programs. Or is this not even a problem in the eyes of some? Thoughts?