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  •  It doesn't imply SQUAT... (4+ / 0-)

    It is an entitlement because the government is REQUIRED to pay it as a result of that which was paid into the program for decades before.

    Frankly, I think our side is a little too word-sensitive in this area. The public knows what SS is...which is why our side shouldn't even be thinking about tinkering with it unless we're instituting measures to shore up its benefit distribution.

    Adequate health care should be a LEGAL RIGHT in the U.S without begging or bankruptcy. Until it is, we should not dare call our society civilized.

    by Love Me Slender on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 03:45:46 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, but (0+ / 0-)

      to today's DC politicians, "cutting entitlements" is no longer an oxymoron.  Hey, pols, if a person's "entitled" to something you can't "cut" it!

      "If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers

      by Kentucky DeanDemocrat on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 05:12:00 PM PDT

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