Entitlement

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Entitlement

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 Workers' Compensation.

See: birthright, certification, charter, consent, droit, due, fitness, freedom, license, privilege, qualification, right, sanction, title
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That leaves $332 billion for so-called mandatory spending on entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and unemployment insurance.
The idea was to put a cap on the federal share of some entitlement programs, but to leave the legal benefits of those programs unchanged - effectively imposing the difference in costs and liabilities on state and local governments.
Uncle Sam has instituted way too many taxes in order to pay for government pork and entitlement programs.
In combination, a new entitlement program, unlimited secret insurance subsidies, cuts to conservation programs and high commodity prices will create powerful incentives to plow up fragile wetlands and grasslands and erase many of the environmental gains made by agriculture in recent years," says Cox.
If they defend what they know is an unsustainable program, they are open to political attack as the party who never met an unsustainable entitlement program they didn't like.
htm) proposed a grand budget bargain that would exchange cutbacks in the two entitlement programs for reforming the tax code, and the American Association of Retired Persons pivoted on a fiercely held position by (http://www.
The president vetoed a $35 billion expansion of the entitlement program on Oct.
For example, President Bush successfully lobbied congressional Republicans to support a new federal entitlement program providing prescription drug coverage to Medicare recipients.
Bush, the new law creates the largest increase in this entitlement program in history.
Some have suggested that Consumer Reports' real goal is a universal, government-funded entitlement program for longterm care, and that movement toward private insurance might impede progress toward that goal.
It looks at the legislative, administrative and philosophical shift in income support from an entitlement program designed to help fight poverty to a more temporary benefit intended to promote individual self-sufficiency through attachment to the labour force.
Another idea might be to begin an effort to reauthorize the ADAP as an entitlement program.