You see, the thing about entitlement programmes, and why I refer to them as such, is that people are entitled to them. These programmes have been set up through government policy and they are administered by the government specifically for the benefit of citizens; they are available for public use and this is their intended purpose. What’s more, people actively contribute to these programmes, and thus are entitled to reap the benefits of their contributions when they need assistance. Just as you’re entitled to be able to access the contents of your bank account when you need to. It’s your money. You earned it.