Washington now spends a record $22,000 a year per household.
Defense and 9/11-related spending accounted for less than half the growth in spending .
Overall federal spending is accelerating in Bush’s second term, not declining as he promised.
Entitlement spending is set to explode in the next decade or so — requiring massive spending cuts, huge tax hikes, or real entitlement reform.
Bush has made the entitlement problem far worse rather than better in .
Under the , pork barrel spending has gone from around $10 billion to $25 billion today.
The number of “earmarks” under today’s Republicans has gone from 1,439 in to 13,999 .
The feds cannot account for $24.5 billion spent in .