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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:25 PM

Entitlements my ass!

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Reply Entitlements my ass! (Original post)
ashling Nov 2012 OP
OhioChick Nov 2012 #1
jeggus Nov 2012 #2
Igel Nov 2012 #3
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #4

Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Isn't that the truth! n/t

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:32 PM

2. No shit!

 

I've reached my level of tolerance of people calling an insurance premium I've been paying for from every pay check for the last 40 years an entitlement. I ask people what would they do if they paid an insurance premium their entire lives, then went to make a claim and were told there was no money because the Insurance Company had already spent it all? These politicians have borrowed from our Retirement Insurance Funds on interest bearing loans and they haven't even kept up with the interest. So now they owe a lot more money than they borrowed and they don't want to pay it back!

So they demonize it and minimize it. They stop calling it Social Security Insurance and Medicare Insurance by dropping the Insurance part of the title. Because that suggests its something you've paid for. Then they demonize it by calling it an entitlement like its some sort of government funded give away! And the stupid people are in lock step behind them. Fucking Paul Ryan received Social Security Insurance survivor benefits when his father died. But now he wants no one else to benefit from this fund. He's actually saying "I got mine America and fuck the rest of you"! Actually, anyone of these corporate owned bastard politicians who want nothing but for the rich are all saying this to us.

There is no difference from what the politicians are doing to our retirement insurance than what a venture capitalist does by first raiding any retirement fund that exists. They have no regard for us at all!

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Response to jeggus (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:26 PM

3. "Insurance" was PR.

It's always been, legally, an entitlement. That's what it was created as. That's what it is today.

The law says it's your right. Therefore you're entitled to it by law. Connotations notwithstanding, it's an entitlement.

The money paid in has always been a tax. By law it's been keep in a separate kind of bookkeeping--sometimes more separate than at other times--but it's always just been a tax. And its separate status rests entirely on Congress' discretion.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:33 PM

4. what else do you call it when you're entitled to the benefits...?

 

don't let them do to the word 'entitlement' what they did to the word 'liberal'.

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