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Manhattan Moment: Sandy and the entitled

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Washington isn't interested in chopping entitlement spending. In fact, both parties are now creating a new entitlement: no-questions-asked disaster aid, on demand and without apology. An "entitlement," like Social Security, is something middle-class Americans of all (and no) political stripes expect. But Americans don't think of it as welfare. They think they paid for it through their tax...