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greenbabe posted on Thu, Oct 4 2012 10:16 PM

People pay for these so called 'entitlements' out of their pockets. How could it be an entitlement if they pay for it!?

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lol wut?

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If what you mean is that you can't just make money out of nowhere unless you print it, then that's correct. You've stumbled onto crowding out.

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You can observe a lot by just watching.

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I'm saying that it's not entitled to want government services for what you PAID for. 

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Idk, I find that breathing once in a while helps.

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You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six

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Not everyone pays taxes for services that which government gives them. I for example do not pay taxes (perhaps merely sales tax), but i use roads, schools, and various things provided by government.

Same thing for welfare. Welfare recipient's money is taken from other people.

“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence."
"The sweetest of minds can harbor the harshest of men.”

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I'm saying that it's not entitled to want government services for what you PAID for. 

Oh, certainly.

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Actually, scratch that - it's the perfect definition of entitlement - you have a title to it.

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Yes... that's why people call them entitlements... they're entitlements because they pay for it... hence they're entitled to the benefits...

Perhaps you're not aware, but entitlement is not the slur. Hand-out is the slur. Entitlement is the positive spin on 'social' programs.

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Troll, what if i payed for part of the service, you use the service and pay for it as well. B

But i do not want to pay, and donot use that service. You use that service. Therefore in part, you are using part of my money.

“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence."
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So you guys admit it. It's not an entitlement if you pay into it. 

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I admit the other, but not this or that.

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Well, what is it then, if not an entitlement?

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