Not everyone is out to take advantage of the "system" . Corporations and wealthy people really take advantage of it on a much wider and bigger scale. There is no real justification for such cuts. These cuts are nothing more than an attempt to privatise Social Security and rob people of their hard earned benefits to pay for tax cuts to the wealthy and funnel the money elsewhere. There are lots of good people who worked hard all their lives and have earned this or they are disabled and depend on this to survive. "republicans" are willing to cut programs like this in the name of "fiscal responsibility" and yet they are unwilling to look at the military budget and other "sacred cows" to root out waste and give tax cuts to those who do not really need it. Protect Social Security.