Social Security is the only thing keeping poor and middle class elderly and disabled people from living on the street--barely! TAX The rich and super rich. It is the only way to redistribute wealth that greedy tax laws and regulations have concentrated at the top. People work for their Social Security – it is taken out of their pay. Real wages have not increased for decades--Baby boomers have little or no savings! And remember, rich people can only spend so much to spur the economy. How much food, clothing, cars and stuff can this small, elite group buy? However, millions of middle class and poor people will spend every cent of their social security which goes right back into the economy.