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Songwronger BS: Food Stamp Riots on November 1? (69* d) RE: BS: Food Stamp Riots on November 1? 04 Nov 13

The meaning of "entitlement" has been muddied.

I pay into Social Security, the government invests those payments for me, and at retirement I draw a pension from the plan. The plan I paid for.

Same with Medicare.

I made payments DIRECTLY into those funds, and I am entitled to draw benefits directly from those investments.

The other programs (paid for by general revenue taxes) are not entitlements. They are charities. Doles. Congress decides whether I have access to those. But congress cannot limit my access to Social Security and Medicare. To do so would be theft and fraud.

The news media is conflating "entitlement" and "charity" in its reporting. This is being done in order to facilitate theft from our payroll deduction entitlement programs of Social Security and Medicare. Stir them in with the general revenue programs and then reduce the lot. I could make second graders understand this with a set of blocks.

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