The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

“Entitlement” Programs

Feb 21, 2011

The Obama administration and the media keep referring to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as “Entitlement” programs. Implying we haven’t earned them and we don’t deserve them.

Let’s review:

1) We are paying for these so-called “entitlement” programs.

2) Social Security wasn’t just handed to workers as a gift from the bosses. Workers in this country in the 1930s fought in the streets for it.

3) The real “entitlement” programs are the bailouts and TARP which hand over our money to the bosses who didn’t earn it and don’t deserve it.