Have you looked at the budget this is referening?
Table 6.1â"Composition of Outlays: 1940â"2019
The "Budget" consist of essentially 2 items.
National Defense: 506 B
Payments for individuals: 2221B
Net Interest rounds up the 3rd biggest item for 208B
While yes, we probably do spend too much on some of these "payment to individuals" items, essentially all services the government buys/pays for is a payment to an individual.