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Reframing the Debate: Quit Calling Them “Entitlement Programs”

Entitlement has taken on the perception of something people want, but don’t really deserve.  It’s only use, outside of labeling certain programs, is phrasing along the lines of “oh and you think you’re entitled to that?”  Agreeing to call social security, Medicare, or unemployment benefits “Entitlement Programs” is to agree that the recipients are not truly worthy of receiving them.

It’s time to start calling them “Dignity Programs.”  Each allows a citizen to retain their dignity.  Make the politicians explain why we need to cut back on our dignity.

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J.E. Mullany

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