In the first place Social Security payments are supposed to be insurance premiums, NOT taxes. Secondly SS is supposedly going broke and will have to either be cut or eliminated. Considering those things why is SS payments and not income tax being cut? So they can have an excuse to drastically cut SS or eliminate it altogether? This whole thing smells to high heaven.
The rest of our Government is running a trillion dollar deficit. I think that part is already broke. Should we be cutting or eliminating other pensions, such as those paid to our veterans?