Why is government continually taking away social security and medicare to people (and the companies they worked for as well) that were forced to pay into these programs? And, why are these called "benefits" when, like I said earlier, people/employers paid the government for these programs through payroll deductions? Why is the government giving social security payments to people who never worked? Why isn't the government taking away money from (examples): food stamps, welfare, free money to illegals--to people that have never contributed? Government has mismanaged all of the money hardworking, honest citizens and the employers they've worked for have paid in to social security and medicare. Government needs to STOP spending willy nilly and start budgeting. Our Republic is so far in debt it's horrendous and it keeps spending like our nation has money. We Don't. Most elected officials, especially those on the left, need to start working for the citizens of our Republic...not for themselves and their need for power and control; and not for illegals and not for other countries.