SNAP (”Food Stamps”) is not what’s breaking the bank (its around 2.1%, expected to go to around 2.2% in 2014, declining to around 2.0% by 2020.
Even if you include all “safety-net” spending (excluding Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP) it’s around 13%, and is projected to decline slightly by 2020.
The first stage of the “crash” (actually, a “slide”) kicks in about 2 years out as a result of Medicare and Medicaid costs.
And that’s not just a problem of “Government Spending”, it’s a systemic, cost-driven crisis in the entire health care system.
If you want to learn more about this, I recommend:
“Healthcare Beyond Reform: Doing It Right for Half the Cost”
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $1 Million to promote same sex marriage this election cycle - I wouldn’t buy my last meal from him.