The fiscal-cliff drama will likely end without any grand bargain on revenues and entitlements.
Now, entitlements need reform and savings, no doubt about that.
As for spending, entitlements, the sequester, and the debt ceiling?
Similarly, we need to take a more realistic approach to public-employee pensions, entitlements, and corporate loopholes.
For the Democrats, the terrain is entitlements—Social Security, Medicare, and now Obamacare.
Well, from now on that's whut it better be and don't you fail to call me by them entitlements either.
We must also confront the larger challenge of mandatory spending, or entitlements.
And, finally, to keep this economy strong we must take on the challenge of entitlements.
Now, could you make out the monstrosity's entitlements a little clearer, if you please, Thomas?'
Ef 'Nervy Ann hear talk 'bout my name an' entitlements bein' in de paper, she'll quit me sho.
Federal programs, such as Social Security, 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.