Republicans in Congress constantly use the word 'entitlements' to refer to Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment. Sadly some in the liberal media also use the term entitlements. Here's the correct way to refer to these benefits.
They’re not “entitlements” — which sounds like something a bunch of spoiled, lazy, undeserving people irrationally think they should get for nothing. Instead, try: Earned Benefits. This term not only sounds better for the progressive cause, it’s also more accurate! Programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment are all forms of insurance that we pay into all of our working lives — via a percentage of our income — and then collect from when the time comes.
Very simply put words matter.