12/01/2012 02:23 pm ET Updated Jan 31, 2013

Is Life Insurance an 'Entitlement?'

If you don't think it is, then how in the devil did the Republicans manage to persuade the Democrats that Social Security is! If you want to know what the 'Real Entitlements' are, read Carl Gibson's November 30th perspective in Reader Supported News: "Why Democrats Should Embrace 'Entitlement Reform.'"

Three Presidents:

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." -- Abraham Lincoln

"It is not a partisan issue; it is more than a political issue; it is a great moral issue. If we condone political theft, if we do not resent the kinds of wrong and injustice that injuriously affect the whole nation, not merely our democratic form of government but our civilization cannot endure." -- Teddy Roosevelt and the extreme Right's robbery of the public trust!

"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in essence, is fascism -- ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power." -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt