So now Senator McConnell, as easily predicted, blames the deficit not on the mad tax cut for millionaires, but instead on Social Security and Medicare – utter cynicism. http://https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/mcconnell-blames-entitlements-not-gop-for-rising-deficits
We can all agree on that as Democrats. But can we finally all agree to stop using the term “entitlements”?
SOCIAL INSURANCE OBLIGATIONS
Social Security and Medicare are not ‘entitlements’. They are social insurance obligations. People are entitled to them because to one extent or another they have PAID FOR THEM. The government is obligated to pay them as part of a social contract.