Screwing over senior citizens due to lack of competence in managing these programs is not the answer. Find another means of maintaining and and increasing funding for these services for generations to come. There are plenty of sources to cut from, chiefly our ridiculous military budget. The people will not stand for freezes/significant reductions in their Social Security benefits. If you do this, know that you will surely be voted out of office at the end of your term. That is a guarantee.