Exactly. We can’t afford our own welfare, while giving it to foreigners too. And why don’t we call welfare by it’s name?
To break the entitlement, we have to break the attitude.
Even 30 years ago, many people would have been embarrassed to take money from government.
While not an entitlement in the strictest sense, the attitude is what is important. Some years ago, the father of one of my friends was resiting taking VA benefits. He said that he didn’t earn them and that they should go to the guys who fought in Korea. He was stationed in Alaska at a military prison as a guard and in his opinion it wasn’t enough to take the benefits.