Let's take a look at the word "entitlements." Webster defines it as "a belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges."
The GOP says that the middle class is not deserving of privileges like Social Security and Medicare even though we paid into them all our lives. However, they strongly feel that their billionaire corporate buddies who pay no taxes at all are entitled to all kinds of privileges.
They demand police and fire protection for their interests even though they contribute nothing to their support because by hiding trillions in offshore accounts they avoid paying not only federal but state taxes. They also use our infrastructure, roads, bridges and ports to move their products while paying nothing for this privilege.
Think of how much we could improve our infrastructure if they paid the billions of dollars in taxes that they should.
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They even demand that our brave men and women in the military guard and protect, sometimes with their lives, their interests abroad while contributing nothing for their maintenance and support.
They also make billions in government contracts paid for by, guess who, you and me. In other words they take our tax dollars to develop a product, transport it on our infrastructure, expect our police and firefighters to protect it and then hide the profits in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying taxes.
And they call this "capitalism at its finest."
They also want to gut the EPA so they can pollute our air and water for bigger profits.