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'''Entitlement spending''' can also be referred to as '''non-discretionary spending''' or  '''mandatory spending''', and does not require an annual [[appropriation]], or vote from Congress, as [[discretionary spending]] does.  
 
'''Entitlement spending''' can also be referred to as '''non-discretionary spending''' or  '''mandatory spending''', and does not require an annual [[appropriation]], or vote from Congress, as [[discretionary spending]] does.  
  
In 2013, 62% of the [[Federal budget]] went for non-discretionary, mandatory spending.<ref>http://nationalpriorities.org/media/uploads/federal_budget_101/Figure8.3.png</ref>
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In 2013, 62% of the United States federal budget went for non-discretionary, mandatory spending.<ref>http://nationalpriorities.org/media/uploads/federal_budget_101/Figure8.3.png</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 02:53, 6 January 2013

An entitlement is a federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the federal government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security, veterans' compensation, and government pensions are examples of entitlement programs.[1]

Entitlement spending can also be referred to as non-discretionary spending or mandatory spending, and does not require an annual appropriation, or vote from Congress, as discretionary spending does.

In 2013, 62% of the United States federal budget went for non-discretionary, mandatory spending.[2]

See also

References

  1. [1] US Senate Reference
  2. http://nationalpriorities.org/media/uploads/federal_budget_101/Figure8.3.png