Do Americans have a sense of entitlement?
With welfare, unemployment, new public healthcare and other social programs being provided by the government, are Americans feeling a sense of entitlement? Do some Americans feel that they are owed something just for being born here?
Well, they ARE entitled to vote. And when issues about how to spend taxes arise they ARE entitled to vote about it.
This is like asking are Americans ENTITLED to go to war on a whim?
Are Americans ENTITLED to fix problems around the world before fixing the problems at home?
If that is how the voters want it, then yes they are entitled to it.
Yes we are entitled. It isn't just a sense.
Did you have anything on the line here like the many of us who actually pay taxes?
What does that have to do with the right to vote in favor of those who dont pay taxes? The question wasn't about right or wrong- it was whether americans had a sense of entitlement- and my answer was about the fact of entitlement because of voting.
Short answer, yes! Americans feel they are entitled to everything and anything. That isn't always a bad thing, some are entitled to certain things. Workers who have been laid off are entitled to unemployment for a set amount of time, however people who have never had job, any real education and have no desire to better themselves don't deserve welfare but thanks to our country and culture they think they are entitled to it.
Americans are not really spoiled with things. They have to work hard for them. Nevertheless, the ideas that most people are driven by do include a sense of entitlement, in my opinion.
Yes, definitely we do. Although unemployment is not actually an entitlement, in anyone's view, nor is it "being provided by the government." We Americans want all of the social programs listed above, but we don't want to pay taxes for them, which is unfortunate, because that is the only way we will ever be able to afford all the programs we love.
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the like are bankrupting the country, but Americans want all of these programs to stay right where they are. That is why politicians refuse to compromise or make the hard decisions they need to make on the future of these programs.
Our collective sense of entitlement is bad for the country, but it is something everyone, regardless of their political ideology, is guilty of having.
What country is that in the American continents then, or are you referring to all the countries?
I don't think that most feel that they are owed something just for being born here, though I know there are some exceptions. Most Americans are hardworking and are actually contributing to these programs through their tax dollars although they may not be happy that they are doing so, and probably would not do it if they were given the choice on whether they wanted to finance all these programs or not. There are some people that really do need assistance, that are not employable due to circumstances beyond their control and have no income other than what they receive through these social programs. It is a life saver to them. Yet there are others that could work and are milking the system because they are too lazy to work and would rather let others support them and live in poverty instead of put forth the effort it takes to support themselves and their families. These people will take a free ride on the hard working backs of others and don't feel they should have to pull their own weight in society. They are commonly referred to as moochers and leeches! (I'm laughing at myself now because I just couldn't resist!)
It is believed generally that Americans do have a sense of entitlement. But I think this sense is comparatively high in political issues
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by Laura Schneider10 months ago
Why do so many people feel "entitled" and "deserving" these days?This seems especially apparent in younger people and children.
by Bruce A. Beaudet4 years ago
Do you think that today's generation has a sense of entitlement?If so, what do you think is the cause? If not, how would you describe this current generation?
by Petra Vlah5 years ago
Through our working years we all paid for Social Security and Medicare, so why are they considered entitlements when in fact we contributed our own money into the system?
by Peeples5 years ago
Aside from the impact on people who fail in life and wouldn't have a government to help them out, are their any negatives to a society that offers no social programs (in my thoughts this would be except disability)?
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