There is a significant difference between "reform" which will continue to consume taxes and ending it which means no more SS taxes.<quoted text>
I was and still am in favor of Social Security reform. Democrats are the one's who squashed it. Millions of people have been forced to pay into this system and for many of them, it is the only retirement that they will have. You can't just cut it off for them. I see many areas, however, where it can been cut back. Means testing is one of them. What are your solutions to the spending problem?
It is not my problem that people did not plan for retirement. I find it ironic and full of hypocracy that you would take someone working 40 - 60 hours a week trying to be a productive citizen and would cut off their public assistance but you cry and weep over retiree's that can go back to work.
I am older than 55 and I would willingly do without SS to help my children and grandchildren. As it is I will bank my SS and pass it on to them. But I think it is rather unfair to make them continue paying the taxes when they won't collect and that is exactly what the right proposes.
So, you don't want to cancel it because all the old people paid in. What do you propose to make it right for my kids and grandkids?