You do not seem to get it! I PAID into my retirement system for over 30 years in order to receive my benefits. That money came out of MY pay check.<quoted text>There is not a city or state in the nation that is not in financial trouble due to the over the top pensions and healthcare cost of it's retires. You and those like you are bankrupting the nation with your golden plans while the tax payers keep paying for you until your death. For every state or city job now there is a person working at that job with two retired from the same job all being paid for by the tax payers.
What is it you want? Would you like the millions of retirees who worked hard their entire lives and PAID into retirement systems in order to receive an adequate retirement to just say "never mind, I don't want it"?
There are millions of people out there who abuse government benefits. Disability, welfare, food stamps, medicaid, etc. Be mad at them not people who worked hard their entire lives and PAID into their retirement systems so they won't NEED those benefits in their retirement years.