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Maybe Minorities' Values Need Changing

tulsaman Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:05 PM
My concern is the growing sense of entitlement in this country. My concern is an administration that “celebrates” an increase in food stamp recipients.
Emilie3 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 4:34 PM
I guess no one in your family is on Soc Sec or gets Medicare or asks FEMA for help in a disaster?
tulsaman Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 5:02 PM
I paid FICA (SS and Medicare) tax my whole working life, over 40 years. My employers also contributed on my behalf, a so-called payroll tax. FEMA is not an entitlement. It's for disaster assistance. I live 30 minutes north of NYC. Nuff said.
pastorial Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:20 PM
t, what do you mean by entitlement?
tulsaman Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 4:28 PM
Nothing specific. Sense of entitlement is a belief that one has a right to be given something which others believe should be obtained through effort. Social Security and Medicare, for example, are funded by hardworking Americans. Social Security for the most part is an earned benefit, not an entitlement.
Emilie3 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 4:35 PM
And what do you mean by "swayback liberalism?
pastorial Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:14 AM
t, so am i "entitled" to life, liberty and persute of happiness?

How does that take away from others?

The most widely offered explanation for Mitt Romney's defeat is that the Republican Party is disproportionately composed of -- aging -- white males.

That is, alas, true.

But the real question is what Republicans should do with this truth.

There are two responses.

The nearly universal response -- meaning the response offered by the liberal media and liberal academics (and some Republicans) -- is that the Republican Party needs to rethink its positions, moving away from conservatism and toward the political center.

The other response is for conservatives and the Republican Party to embark on...