It’s not a gift if you’re entitled to it.
Isn’t the whole “gifts” thing a perfect example of the sense of entitlement that has come over the American right. When they explicitly vote for the candidate who will give them a tax cut, that’s not a gift, it’s a matter of patriotism. When Democrats vote for candidates who propose programs they benefit from, it’s a gift and bribery. It’s like the right thinks the largess they receive isn’t a gift because they are entitled to it, but Democrats are entitled to nothing and therefore receive only “gifts.”
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