I paid into social security and Medicare for over 50 years so these benefits would be available to me when I retired. These are more of an IOU social contract than an entitlement. If the Federal Government is looking for a way to balance their budget from excessive deficit spending, start taxing corporations at a minimum of 15 percent regardless of tax deductions. It’s absurd to have large corporations paying zero tax. This type of non earned entitlement should be eliminated.