“Entitlement costs”, if I understand the term correctly, means “one side of any contract on which the Republicans would now like to renege”. It is a way of branding as greedy bludgers the people who are claiming the unemployment insurance or pensions for which they have paid.
I will take the term “entitlement costs” seriously when people start applying it to farm subsidies or defense-industry corporate welfare. Or for that matter, to the rent, when the landlords demand their entitlement according to the tenancy agreement.
-- herr doktor bimler
Bonus: delicious-sounding recipe at the same link, if you scroll up to the top.