Why has “entitlement” become a dirty word? My old dictionary defines “entitle” as “to qualify for something” or “to give a legal right to.” As a long-time employee of the Social Security Administration, I would add “to have earned benefits.”
We awarded Social Security benefits to people who were found to be “entitled,” i.e, to have earned the benefits. What is wrong with that?
Fran Heffernan, Fresno