I am a retiree on Social Security and Medicare Those opposed apparently have the intelligence of a gnat. Social Security is not a charitable gift given to seniors, but is an EARNED BENEFIT. I paid into Social Security every single payday with the promise, PER THE CONSTITUTION that it would be returned to me when I retired. Maybe you are unaware, but the Constitution considers stealing Social Security a Federal crime, punishable by imprisonment in a Federal Prison. Just ask Bernie Madoff who stole his employees retirement fund, and who is, at the present time, sitting in a Federal Prison for Life.