Entitlement spending now makes up over half the federal budget, as shown below. Entitlement programs include Welfare Programs, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Unemployment (See Entitlement Programs Page).
Federal Spending In Fiscal Years 2015 and 2016, In Billions
Entitlement Spending table and pie chart were assembled from usgovernmentspending.com. Welfare Program spending is documented on Welfare Budget Page. All numbers are updated periodically as reported by usgovernmentspending.com. Retrieved February 3, 2017. Available here.