Entitlements

Prediction

  1. What do you think entitlements means?

  2. Use entitlements in a sentence:

  3. Describe an example of entitlements in current events:

  4. Find an image of entitlements:

 
 

Definition

The kind of government program that provides individuals with personal financial benefits to which an indefinite (but usually rather large) number of potential beneficiaries have a legal right (enforceable in court, if necessary) whenever they meet eligibility conditions that are specified by the standing law that authorizes the program. The most important examples of entitlement programs at the federal level in the United States would include Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Sentence

Over half of the budget is spent on mandatory entitlement spending, with over $944,143,000,000 spent on Social Security in 2016.

Example

Will President Trump Cut Medicare And Social Security As Well As Taxes?

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Questions

  1. The word entitlements implies that the person receiving them deserves them. Do you think that is the best way to think about Entitlements?

  2. How much did the US government spend on entitlements in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015?

  3. Some people think we should dramatically cut entitlement spending. Explain your position on this issue: