And income taxes HAVEN'T risen on anyone making less than $400k.<quoted text>
I agree - but this is what Obama campaigned on - no tax raises for the poor and the middle class and that is NOT what has happened. Everyone taxes went up and it was only to be those making 450 thousand or more.
The seniors need to prepare for retirement. If they do not have a pension plan then they need to make sure they have 401K plans or IRA's - when I retired I did not have to depend on SS.
I agree people need to plan for their own retirement, but social security needs to be there for when things don't go as planned.
That's why is called a safety net.