Conservatives erupt after Sheila Jackson Lee mentions “entitlements” that “are earned”

Conservatives erupt after Sheila Jackson Lee mentions “entitlements” that “are earned”

POSTED: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, December 14, 2012 - 11:26am

Two of the three “entitlements” mentioned in her speech are not means-tested programs

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has the conservative blogosphere in a tizzy again today.

The target of right-wing wrath is the liberal Democrat’s contention that Congress should look “carefully at how we reform entitlements that are not handouts but they are earned.” To read more, head to The Houston Chronicle's website:

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How are they 'earned'? Sitting on their ass?

I've worked all my life, even before I went to college, and never have I been on welfare or unemployment. But hey, I'm not 'entitled' to anything. If I am lucky, and Obama does not cause massive inflation, I'll have a ok retirement as well as Social Security. But even that I don't count on. Paid off my house, cars, etc.... debt free. But 'entitled'? No, cause TINSTAAFL.

Okay...all you hot-headed conservatives that rail at what Ms. Lee not pay into Social Security or Medicare because you don't want to receive benefits when you retire...those of you who have retired and believe these two benefits are not earned should be ashamed of earned the money that was taken out of your paycheck, with the expectation that when you retired you would receive SS & listen to idiots telling you SS/Medicare are "entitlements"...HOG WASH!!

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