I hear a lot of people complain about “Entitlement” programs as the downfall of our economy: that the very tools that are supposed to protect us in the worst cases are in fact bankrupting us and teaching folks to expect to be rescued.
The entitlement, I think, should not belong to the poor: the entitlements belong to society.
Everyone is entitled to have a relatively safe and healthy environment to live in. The SWiNE FLU scare is an example of the importance of medical care for everyone. We should be able to walk down the streets without stepping over homeless fold. We deserve a population that is Educated rather than incarcerated. Entitlement programs for the poor makes life more pleasant and safe for you and I.