The so called entitlement programs that are going to destroy our economy are lay away programs. Let me explain for people who are too young to understand this.
Back in the day before credit cards took over or pocketbooks if you wanted to buy something at a store but did not have the money to purchase the item/items at that time you could ask the store to hold those items for you and you could come back and pay for them in small weekly increments or pay for them entirely at a later date. That is what
Social Security, Medicare etc. are. WE PAYED FOR THESE PROGRAMS AND NOW WE WANT THE PRODUCTS WE PAID FOR.
Entitlements makes it sound like we are just getting a free handout from the government. Not so. I think democrats should start using that as a description of what these programs actually are and the people who are using the product they paid for and the people of a certain age who are getting ready to go to the store and retrieve their goods can understand this analogy.