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entitlement

(1) To be owed something under the law, such as federal entitlement programs.

(2) That portion of a VA-guaranteed loan that protects the lender in case the veteran defaults.

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Federal Reserve chairman until last year and now president of Greenspan Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, prognosticated on the growing challenge of funding America's ballooning federal entitlement programs and the choices facing U.S.
Most are struggling to pay for basic entitlement programs like education and Medicaid; they are scarcely in a position to increase their spending for ADAP.
It is an entitlement program designed to provide tuition aid to eligible full-time students who are enrolled in a variety of programs.
Though all these issues remain in a constant state of flux, Congress seems to b moving in a direction away from employer-funded mandates, away from universal coverage, and toward a long-term phase-in of a new federal entitlement program.
After all, if a cradle-to-grave federal health-care entitlement program managed by a "National Health Board" and a network of state and regional "health alliances" isn't socialized medicine, nothing is.
If the state is the delivery agent for an entitlement program, will the state be subject to a court order requiring payment to individuals whom the federal government will no longer serve?
You can now add to Social Security, Medicare and the like New Hampshire's very own entitlement program: Letting state reps off the hook for speeding, and lord knows what else, if they commit the offense on the way to "official work."
Having faced down the Soviet Union, reformed welfare (by eliminating, for the first time since the New Deal, a federal entitlement program), cut tax rates again and again and again, and begun to reform the wayward judiciary, Republicans have accomplished many of the tasks that Ronald Reagan outlined in 1980.
This is more than a battle over cost but one over how much government should pay for what many believe is an entitlement program.
Medicaid, or at least one-third of it, has become our defacto long-term care entitlement program. Here's where the irony kicks in.
It is modeled after the The Permanent Republican Committee of Sore Losers to Impeach Clinton that believed the Presidency is a government entitlement program for Republicans and are still really steamed by the impertinent election of Bill Clinton.
According to the report, Social Security constitutes the federal government's largest entitlement program. One CBO revenue-raising option would be to eliminate the income tax thresholds on these benefits entirely and require all beneficiaries to include 85% of their benefits in their adjusted gross incomes.