social security is not a deficit issue it's paid for and owed to "we the people"
Newser) – One idea that gets floated by both parties in the conversation about reforming Social Security and Medicare is to raise the eligibility age for both. After all, life expectancy is rising, so it's only logical, right? Wrong, writes Paul Krugman in the New York Times. In fact, "it's a cruel, foolish idea," he argues. Yes, overall life expectancy is rising, but what's relevant here is only the life expectancy of current seniors—and, generally speaking, that figure is rising only among the affluent.
you know what that means, flooded ER's, ambulance service, over worked doctors and nurses, rising cost, cruel and unusual treatment of the elderly. like Rev. Al says "it's not about Obama, it's about your mama".