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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:49 PM

13. Why do people find it so hard to refer to these "earned benefits" programs by their proper name?

We must try harder on our side, to not adopt the right wing narrative by using their words to define something good that people have worked for most of their lives to earn, as something ugly....as if it's just something people are "taking from someone else" or are getting "stuff" for "free" from the government.

This is the Frank Luntz game of using words to make people believe something that isn't true.

I agree msongs, these are "earned benefits," and I can't understand why people can't get that into their heads. Every time I hear someone say entitlements, I jump right in and say....."no, they are earned benefits, we have paid for these things out of our paychecks all the years we have worked......and yes, since we paid for them and earned them, then we are "entitled to receive what we have paid for (at some future date), without being made to feel like we are stealing or taking something from someone having done nothing to earn it."

EARNED BENEFITS, we should all say it loud and clear and interrupt those immediately, when they use the word entitlements.........the narrative should be ours and is ours if we speak out and take it back from those who would distort it. These Republicans, especially after this last election, should never be able to control the narrative on our side, especially since most of them are either insane, delusional and out of touch with an American majority moving forward, while they long for a time that never really was, and in reality, if we control the narrative and work against their lies and dirty tricks, a reality that will never be.

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