« Continue Browsing

Article Preview

In case you missed it: entitlement vs. obligation

Published 09/30/2011, Pine Journal

The growing debate in Congress over “entitlement reform” is being made more difficult by the use of ill-defined terms. My colleagues are mistaken when they continue to refer to Social Security and Medicare as “entitlements.” Taking the view that these programs are obligations and not entitlements will help all of us clarify what needs to be done. Modifying how we discuss “entitlement reform” would be an appropriate first step in actually achieving it.

Word count: 617

Log In

The full article is available to newspaper subscribers. If you are a subscriber please log in to continue reading.


Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Click here to set one up. You will need your subscription account number and phone number.

Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Reset Your Password

Please enter your full e-mail address. We will e-mail you a temporary password.