Entitlements VS. Welfare:
en·ti·tle·ment noun \-ˈtī-tl-mənt\ :
the condition of having a right to have, do, or get something: the feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges): a type of financial help provided by the government for members of a particular group
Full Definition of
1 a: the state or condition of being entitled: rightb: a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract
2 : a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also: funds supporting or distributed by such a program
3 : belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges
You as a Citizen of the United States of America are entitled to:
Nothing More and Nothing Less...
Since the Government makes no money aside from what it takes from "Working Citizens" called taxation, it is no more that a legalized Government approved theft. You can dip into everyone else's bank account and take what is not yours and not earned by you...
This is the most simple way to explain the differences between Entitlements and Welfare. Stop misusing the words.