Examples from the Web for entitlements
A population with an ever- increasing dependence on government in the form of entitlements and subsidies.Could George W. Bush Be The Last Republican President?|Myra Adams|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Republicans, that meant no tax increase; for Democrats, no cuts in entitlements.Thanks, Patty Murray and Paul Ryan. You Did Your Job. Finally.|Eleanor Clift|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Democratic Party we thought we knew has left us, abandoning voters on jobs, education, and entitlements.
What this is ultimately about is the same thing it's always been about: entitlements.
Entitlements like Medicare and Social Security, which have yet to be affected, account for a big chunk of this rise.This Shutdown Is Not the Same as 1995 and 1996…It’s Worse|Daniel Gross|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And, finally, to keep this economy strong we must take on the challenge of entitlements.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush|George W. Bush
Now, could you make out the monstrosity's entitlements a little clearer, if you please, Thomas?'Heart of the West|O. Henry
Ef 'Nervy Ann hear talk 'bout my name an' entitlements bein' in de paper, she'll quit me sho.
Well, from now on that's whut it better be and don't you fail to call me by them entitlements either.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
We must also confront the larger challenge of mandatory spending, or entitlements.
Word Origin and History for entitlements
1823, perhaps in some senses from French entitlement, which long had been used in legal language; in part a native formation from entitle + -ment. Entitlement culture attested by 1994 (culture of entitlement is from 1989).
Culture definitions for entitlements
Federal programs, such as Social Security (see also Social Security), Medicare (see also Medicare) and Medicaid, that disburse money according to fixed formulas to citizens who fall into designated categories. Because entitlements do not require annual congressional appropriations, their cost tends to rise steadily and, in the view of some, out of control.