posted by russ .
explain how and why entitlements affect government spending
Entitlements such as Social Security payments are promised by law. It would require an act of congress to change the amount spent by the government.
it could be bad because it affects the economy annually and its uncontrollable. That's why there needed for and they are a big need to be completed and payed for. If the government keeps on having these since they are important social programs they are going to have to pay for them annually and take care of them otherwise the money will keep going n they wont have enough to spent on them.