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Being "on welfare" was until recently the description for people who took government money based on need. And it was seen as shameful, to some degree. So the leftists "moved on" to a new term.
Receiving an "entitlement" is _not_ seen this way. It is precisely my point that there is _no_ negative or sardonic twist whatsoever to this term (although there is to the expression "a sense of entitlement"). The leftists have been systematically trying to move language in the direction of finding ever more "neutral" and "value-free" terms to hide what they are doing. "Charity" becomes "relief" which becomes "welfare" which becomes "entitlement."
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