More recently, we have had two wars being funded by taxpayers with lucrative, often "no bid" contracts for the corporate entities. Now, to solve a fiscal crisis (which we don't even have accurate information on) they are coming after Medicare and Social Security.
There have been certain media venues that have shamelessly promoted this whole scenario of the unworthy lazy public and the industrious deserving wealthy class -- though I think this scenario is being widely debunked as evidence of the last election.
The irony is that vulture capitalists have been lionized in this country and postal workers and teachers have been portrayed as arch enemies.
I think when the word moocher is used and the word entitlement is used as a pejorative -- we are focusing on the wrong groups, people. Can you see where the hubris, arrogance and condescension is coming from?