(I favor public funding of health care and education, with private provision -- competition -- for each. Current -- and recently passed -- legislation does nothing to address quality and cost problems. A pity.)
For more on these topics, listen to this podcast on Public Choice.
Addendum: BC sent the image on right. Not sure about source (it seems to leave out ss/medicare transfers), but I agree with the general point.
Bottom Line: The only way to reduce government waste is to reduce government.
* I know that they are really called tea partiers, but I kinda like the new name. They should take it over and wear it with pride -- like gays (their natural allies :) -- did.