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  •  Sigh. You are entitled to them because you paid (6+ / 0-)

    That is why they are entitlements. It isn't a gift, or a loan, or something that can be taken away on a whim. It's yours, you are entitled to it, the title belongs to you.

    Once again I stand in grudging awe of the conservative messaging machine. I'm still not quite sure how they managed to turn "entitlement" into a bad word, but they did.

    •  I, too, am astounded... (6+ / 0-)

      Taking away social security, medicare, unemployment or increasing the age at which it applies, or decreasing the benefit IS A NEW TAX. That money IS YOURS. YOU paid for that program already. If the government takes money that belongs to you, it is taxing you.

      If you paid for home owners insurance and your home burned down, you would expect to get paid. You would not expect your benefit to be reduced AFTER you paid and your home burned down.

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      blueoasis, gjohnsit, elwior, Nada Lemming

      the word 'entitlement' has been completely perverted in recent years.  One of the key aspects of a encroaching fascist state requires perversion of language.

      "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

      by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 02:33:08 PM PST

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