President Obama, speaking in Virginia, said, "We don't believe anybody is entitled to success in this country."
"This country doesn't just succeed when just a few are doing well at the top. It succeeds when the middle class gets bigger. Our economy doesn't grow from the top down -- it grows from the middle out. We don't believe that anybody is entitled to success in this country," said Obama. "But we do believe in opportunity. We believe in a country where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded, and everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody is doing their fair share and everybody is playing by the same rules."
Well...yeah. People are entitled to basic emergency medical care. They are entitled to food. They are entitled to a basic public school education through grade 12. They are entitled to many things, but success isn't one of them---success must be earned. I'm a Libertarian and even I agree with that. Survival is one thing, success is a different story.
Nobody is entitled. You have to work for what you have.. Everyone should get a fair chance, but it shouldn't be everyone giving handouts to everyone else.. Nobody should have to work hard and give up what they've earned to someone who didn't want it as bad as them.