In 1957 the Federal Budget was only $80 billion or so

Actually $79 billion. 990 million and had a surplus of $3.412. HHS just admitted last year HHS improperly spent a total of $65.3 billion under all its programs, an increase from the $64.8 billion misspent in 2012. See – http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/02/HHS-Mistaken-Payments-Grow-in-2013-Fueled-By-60-Billion-in-Medicare-and-Medicaid-Overpayments

What’s really wrong with this is – nobody in Washington, neither demorat nor repubnik, gives a sh*t.