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Bush's Budget: Protecting Homeland Security and Defense by Reining in Entitlements

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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Baker Spring; James Jay Carafano; Alison Acosta Fraser; Brian M. Riedl

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)

Keywords: Budget; entitlements; DHS

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The most important feature of the President's budget proposal is its focus on reining in the crushing costs of entitlement programs like Medicare while adequately funding national defense and homeland security.