Is Social Security an entitlement?

Is Social Security an entitlement?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • No

    Votes: 6 50.0%

  • Total voters
    12
  • Poll closed .
An entitlement is a guarantee of access to benefits based on established rights or by legislation. A "right" is itself an entitlement associated with a moral or social principle, such that an "entitlement" is a provision made in accordance with legal framework of a society. Typically, entitlements are laws based on concepts of principle ("rights") which are themselves based in concepts of social equality or enfranchisement.http://tinyurl.com/qwmlak
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That being the case, of course it is an entitlement.....but it is one that you've bought and paid for, like an insurance policy in case your home burns down....open to
everyone with no special requirements. Unlike disability or food stamps, or welfare, etc. , where only people meeting certain standards of hardship are qualified or entitled ...

Under the pinheads narrow, uneducated, definition of 'entitlement' I would answer NO.....
 
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The US Supreme Court says NO.

But, everyone thinks everything is an entitlement now. They are entitled to food, a home, a phone, utilities, retirement, healthcare all at the expense of others. Now that is the NEW American Dream. How much free stuff can you get politicians to give you?
 
Good ol Bravo...more plagiarism, even if it is wiki. Isn't not citing sources a forum rule violation?
 
No it is Not!

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This doesn't really make much sense. Who doesn't know they pay social security taxes to fund social security? And I'm pretty sure most people are also aware the government has used future S.S. funds to support their spending habit today.

That's not the people's fault.
 
Social Security is an investment. There are 3 trillion dollars in the trust fund. There could have been 25% more if it had been invested in the stock market, commodities, real estate, ect. But those are all much more risky then U.S treasuries which is why it could have been only 25% more. Social security also could have created distortions had it been invested in things other than treasuries. How effective could the government had been at investing in the market?
 
SOCIAL SECURITY ENTITLEMENT REQUIREMENTS

Many people who are eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) may also be entitled to receive Social Security benefits. In fact, the application for SSI benefits is also an application for Social Security benefits. We often need to obtain additional information from the person before we can award Social Security benefits.

The following sections provide information on who may be entitled to Social Security benefits.


http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-entitle-ussi.htm
 
This doesn't really make much sense. Who doesn't know they pay social security taxes to fund social security? And I'm pretty sure most people are also aware the government has used future S.S. funds to support their spending habit today.
Actually he's right. The Federal Government has only borrowed money from the trust fund. they are legally obligated to pay that back.
 
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