2016年2月6日 星期六

apolitical, entitlements/ benifits programs, bipartisan, friends with benefits

A Bipartisan Move to Tackle Benefits Programs

By JACKIE CALMES and ROBERT PEAR
Republicans and Democrats are no longer fighting over whether to tackle the popular entitlement programs - Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security - but how to do it.


He also urged the audience to get more active, saying he has gone from apolitical to maxing his political contributions. One of his big concerns: "Entitlements will bankrupt us at this rate ... markets eventually will rebel." Like many others, he thinks this means inflation or deflation. "We're either going to go Argentina or Germany."

Vladimir Putin and the Chinese president Xi Jinping have met more than a dozen times since 2013. Yet the relationship between their two countries remains strangely hollow.
(Picture by AFP)

As the two nations forge closer ties, will they be able to overcome their frequently fraught history? Kathrin Hille investigates
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Urban Dictionary: friends with benefits

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=friends+with+benefits
Two friends who have a sexual realtionship without being emotionally involved. Typically two good friends who have casual sex without a monogomous ...

entitlement[en・ti・tle・ment]
  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[intáitlmənt]

[名]
1 資格, 権利.
2 ((米))エンタイトルメント:(一定の要件を満たす者に対する)政府の給付, 社会保護, Medicare, Medicaid, フードスタンプ, 農業補助金など.

a·po·lit·i·cal (ā'pə-lĭt'ĭ-kəl) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Having no interest in or association with politics.
  2. Having no political relevance or importance: claimed that the President's upcoming trip was purely apolitical.
apolitically a'po·lit'i·cal·ly adv.

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