Government entitlement
An entitlement is a guarantee of access to something, such as to welfare benefits, based on established rights or by legislation. A "right" is itself an entitlement associated with a moral or social principle, such that an "entitlement" is a provision made in accordance with a legal framework of a society. Typically, entitlements are based on concepts of principle ("rights") which are themselves based in concepts of social equality or enfranchisement.
In a casual sense, the term "entitlement" refers to a notion or belief that one (or oneself) has a right to some particular reward or benefit—if given without deeper legal or principled cause, the term is often given with pejorative connotation (e.g. a "sense of entitlement").

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Entitlement - Wikipedia, the free…
An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits based on established rights or by legislation. A "right" is itself an entitlement associated with a moral or ...
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Entitlement program: A Glossary of Political Economy Terms - Dr ...
The existence of entitlement programs is mainly significant from a political economy standpoint because of the very difficult problems they create for Congress's ...
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Entitlement program | Define Entitlement program at Dictionary.com
Main Entry: entitlement program. Part of Speech: n. Definition: a government program guaranteeing certain benefits to a segment of the population; the right to ...
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Government entitlement - Legal Dictionary - The Free Dictionary
An individual's right to receive a value or benefit provided by law. Commonly recognized entitlements are benefits, such as those provided by Social Security or ...
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Ten Truths About America's Entitlement Programs | U.S. Chamber of ...
Jun 19, 2013 ... In 2010, an estimated 49% of households received benefits from these three entitlement programs or other federal and state government ...
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Why 'entitlement' programs aren't really entitlements | The Daily Caller
Jan 21, 2013 ... They're benefit programs, and should be described as such.
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Entitlements - Recovery.gov
Entitlement programs--payments made directly to individuals -- have been expanded with the addition of Recovery funding. The links below provide access to ...
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Government Entitlement Programs | Reference.com Answers
A Government entitlement program is one that provides personal financial benefits or sometimes special government provided goods or services. An indefinite ...
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A Majority of Americans Have Received Benefits from Federal ...
May 8, 2013 ... More than half of Americans have received government benefits at some point from a major federal entitlement program. In the federal budget ...
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Entitlement program - Thesaurus (Thesaurus.com)
Synonyms for entitlement program at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.
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Entitlement program: A Glossary of Political ... - Auburn University
The beneficiaries of entitlement programs are normally individual citizens or residents, but sometimes organizations such as business corporations, local ...
Ask the Experts: Reforming entitlement programs - Bucknell University
Mar 18, 2013 ... Provost Mick Smyer, recently appointed to the National Academy of Social Insurances, looks at the fiscal health of entitlement programs, and ...
Social Assistance & Entitlements: Government Documents ...
May 24, 2013 ... University Libraries >; Find Library Materials >; Resources by Subject >; Social Assistance & Entitlements: Government Documents Information ...
Entitlement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, Social Security and Medicare are examples of entitlement programs. Originally the term "entitlement" in the United States was used to ...
The Entitlement Culture: Howard University Student Says, “I Want ...
The Entitlement Culture: Howard University Student Says, “I Want the Government to Help Me”. Posted 11/04/2013 by sfcmac in Communism/Socialism , Leftist ...
Healthcare and Entitlement Programs | UT Center for Identity
One focus area for The University of Texas Center for Identity is healthcare and entitlement program abuse. Identity authentication is the single most critical factor ...
List of government entitlement programs - Wiki Answers
United States Government entitlement Programs: ... at Cornell University, features a chart showing that half of American social program beneficiaries believe that ...
Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) - Monash University
May 21, 2013 ... Student Learning Entitlement is a government limit on the amount of Commonwealth Supported Place that domestic ... Monash University.
A Nation of Government Dependents? | Mercatus
Feb 6, 2012 ... Spending on entitlement programs is one of the main drivers to U.S. debt ... research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Is Medicaid an Entitlement Program? | eHow
According to Auburn University, an entitlement program is a government program in which a large number of people are legally entitled to certain financial ...
Books on the term Government entitlement
A Nation of Takers: America’s Entitlement Epidemic
A Nation of Takers: America’s Entitlement Epidemic
Nicholas Eberstadt, 2012
Also included in the book is a response from one of our leading political theorists, William Galston.
Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation
Great Expectations: Government, Entitlement and an Angry Nation
Laura Tingle, 2013
In this brilliant short book - an expanded version of her acclaimed Quarterly Essay -Laura Tingle shows that the reason for this goes to something deep in Australian culture: our great expectations of government.
Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
Sweet Charity?: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement
Janet Poppendieck, 1999
In Sweet Charity?, Poppendieck travels the country to work in soup kitchens and "gleaning" centers, reporting from the frontlines of America's hunger relief programs to assess the effectiveness of these homegrown efforts.
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Entitlement Encourages Illegal Immigration and Worse | Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves
By David Goetsch One of the reasons we have an illegal immigration problem in this country is the growing entitlement mentality among Americans of prime working age. Even in this era of high unemployment, there are jobs—lots of them— available for people who are willing to get their hands dirty. This fact is a major…
helpthesheeple.com/2013/08/12/entitlement-encourages-illegal-immigration-and-worse/
Entitlement & Downright Creepy Government Behavior / Aim Right With Amy- 7/30
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Top Government Entitlement Programs in Trouble - US - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com
Trustees of two of the largest Government entitlement programs released their annual financial status report Friday.
www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/May/New-Report-Top-Government-Entitlement-Programs-in-Trouble/
'Readership is not an entitlement program': Best online comments for Thursday | Online Athens
OnlineAthens.com is the daily online edition of The Athens (GA) Banner-Herald.
onlineathens.com/blog-post/jim-thompson/2013-08-08/readership-not-entitlement-program-best-online-comments-thursday
Eric Cantor Looks To Entitlement Cuts For Sequester Compromise
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday that Republicans might be willing to compromise on sequester cuts in exchange for talks on reducing entitlement programs. "What we need to have happen is leadership on the part of this president and the White House to come to the table finally and say we're going to fix the underlying problem that's driving our deficit," Cantor told Fox News' Chris Wallace.
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/04/eric-cantor-entitlement-cuts_n_3703856.html
The Gormogons: Unwanted Entitlements
Island Dweller carefully wrote this onto a stick of gum, chewed it to get it past security, and placed this on a Castle window for us to find and reconstruct. Unless we are wrong in how we deciphered the squiggles in the chewed gum; in which case, this must be an astonishing coincidence:Most August Majesty: I have of late heard one or two pundits ask if anyone has ever heard of a Government entitlement program that ever went away once it passed into law.
www.gormogons.com/2013/08/unwanted-entitlements.html
About that Entitlement Society | Artvoice Daily
Do you hate those welfare queens (and kings) who collect benefits and squirt out kids every year? Do you agitate for the abolition of the welfare safety net
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The Entitlement Programs Are Not Going Bankrupt | The Spectrum
A very common argument among the political right is that the entitlement programs, especially Social Security and Medicare, are in deep trouble, because Social Security (SS) will not be able to fund the full benefit amount by 2024 (Greszler 2013), and because SS had been running a $55 billion deficit in 2012, facing a $12.3…
pennspectrum.org/2013/07/24/the-entitlement-programs-are-not-going-bankrupt/
21 Facts About America's Surging Government Dependence | Zero Hedge
The percentage of Americans that are economically independent has dropped to a stunningly low level. What we have in America today is a situation where economic independence is being systematically eradicated and the government is increasingly being expected to provide our daily bread and to take care of all of us from the cradle to the grave. And once you become a serf of the state, it is very hard to resist anything the government is doing in a meaningful way. After all, the money that you are getting from the government is enabling you to survive. In essence, your allegiance has been at least partially purchased and you may not even realize it. At this point, the number of Americans that are financially dependent on the government is absolutely staggering, and it gets worse with each passing year. Just consider the following statistics...
www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-13/21-facts-about-americas-surging-government-dependence
Shallow Loss: Another Entitlement Program | FreedomWorks
FreedomWorks is a grassroots service center dedicated to helping activists fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.
www.freedomworks.org/blog/christopherboden/shallow-loss-another-entitlement-program
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