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  •  Agreed, Nada Lemming. This has been (1+ / 0-)
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    bothering me for some time.  What am I more entitled to than payout from a pension plan I've paid into?  I'll stick with the dictionary definition of entitlement, and refuse to see it as a dirty word.

    In fact, a politician talking about cutting entitlements is playing a word game.  The program entitles me to a certain payout, which they can't cut without breaking our contract.

    Not that there is anything wrong with the term "earned benefit".  Just another term for the same thing.

    The opposite of pro is con. So what's the opposite of progress?

    by DSPS owl on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 12:23:45 PM PDT

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