Originally Posted by G29Reload
Its not an entitlement if its earned or contributed to.
Handouts are another story.
If you paid into SS, you get, same for medicare.
If you served in the .mil, you get veterans benefits. Period.
Obama phones, food stamps, welfare, EITC, are another story. Cut off completely except for the most dire of circumstances.
You get a check because the law says you are ENTITLED to be paid $XX if you meet specific criteria.
So you meet the criteria -
Work for XX periods, serve in the military, have 3 kids and no job, are unemployed because the company downsized you -
You get a check -
They are all entitlement payments - some are 100% welfare - some are part welfare part earned.
Don't take my word for it - go see what the
"OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF THE U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION"
says about social security payments.
It is under the heading --
SOCIAL SECURITY ENTITLEMENT