It is an entitlement because we are all entitled to it. I have been paying into this system since I started working when I was 15. Boomers shouldn't get to reap the rewards of all our hard work and then cut these programs. The way to fix social security is to fully tax everyone! Right now it is only taxed on income up to $137,000. Why do I get taxed on my total income but the rich are not! Tax the rich, solve the problem. Don't steal our money.