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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-16-11 09:15 PM
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8. It's just a word. What the Republicans have done...
...is to play a shell game with what it means.

In the 80's they used the term to mean welfare (and equated thet with cheats and lazy bums)...but included the budget for SS and Medicare to make it look like a huge part of the budget (they were all entitlements).

Now they're turning the switcheroo around, and making SS and Medicare to be the handout that needs to be trimmed back.
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  -Entitlement Is a Republican Word Donnachaidh  Jul-16-11 08:43 PM   #0 
  - I agree cut the entitlements...  SoutherDem   Jul-16-11 08:50 PM   #1 
  - What do you have to do to get Medicare? I thought you were "entitled" to it on your 65th birthday.  Egalitariat   Jul-16-11 08:53 PM   #2 
  - You pay a premium out of your social security check. Just like you  jwirr   Jul-16-11 10:48 PM   #11 
     - To be specific, one doesn't "do" anything; the govt takes it right off before you GET the check!  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 07:40 AM   #16 
     - My point - I pay for it thus I DO and I have a right to what I pay for.  jwirr   Jul-17-11 09:07 AM   #18 
     - Does that mean people who don't work (and therefore don't pay premiums) don't get Medicare when they  Egalitariat   Jul-17-11 09:31 AM   #19 
  - When people pay into the social security system for decades, are they  Obamanaut   Jul-16-11 08:56 PM   #3 
  - It's not a "Republican word". Republicans misuse it by implying they are bad.  PeaceNikki   Jul-16-11 08:57 PM   #4 
  - I agree and would add...  pipi_k   Jul-16-11 09:31 PM   #10 
  - No, it's not....  SDuderstadt   Jul-16-11 08:58 PM   #5 
  - +1,000,000!!! The OP has Bernie Sanders as his/her avatar, and yet  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jul-16-11 10:56 PM   #12 
  - The distinction is between DENOTATION (Democrats) and CONNOTATION (Republicans). Connotation is  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 07:43 AM   #17 
  - i read this earlier today, and while i know the original intent of the word, i'm totally convinced  nashville_brook   Jul-16-11 09:02 PM   #6 
  - "sense of entitlement"  moondust   Jul-16-11 09:14 PM   #7 
  - It's just a word. What the Republicans have done...  JHB   Jul-16-11 09:15 PM   #8 
  - and now 'Entitlement' is being taught in school  roxiejules   Jul-16-11 09:16 PM   #9 
  - And when they are old, they will hit that $$ brick wall, but their evil mentors will be long dead.  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 07:39 AM   #15 
  - "as he moves toward the center"  eomer   Jul-17-11 07:28 AM   #13 
  - Helping people is not simply "ideological predispositions," Mr. President.  WinkyDink   Jul-17-11 07:37 AM   #14 
 

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