This program should not in any way be tied to the debt ceiling. If anything we as a people demand the government pay back the money it took out of it! Continuing to threaten seniors out of their rightful savings is just wrong. Stop taking the mandatory tax out of my check every pay day then you can call it an entitlement, or hand out. As of right now it is, and always has been, my money supposedly kept safe for my retirement by my government.