If this crap keeps up, it's going to be that I worked my entire life so I could give not only my taxes to the government, plus my portion of unemployment insurance (which I have only used for two months of my entire life), but they will rob me in addition of the money I was forced to give up in addition that was supposed to help care for me when I'm too old to work. Companies don't give retirement anymore, they give you 401ks. I lost $38,000 of my life savings in the freaking 401k in 2008. I can't bend over much further; it's getting a little more than ridiculous.
Money for infrastructure does not need to come out of Social Security funds.
Mess with something else. Don't mess with the money people were forced to pay their entire lives and then say, gee, you know, you're old as dirt and exhausted, but ... I can't figure out a way to get a road built so we're going to put off your time to rest a little until you're 80, how's that? Hopefully by that time you'll be dead and we can just hog your entire contribution.
Trust me, there won't be roads built with it.
DUDE, are you serious? The problem is either I have to forfeit the thousands of dollars I gave up in the course of my lifetime of working or else we can't afford DEFENSE? Um ... not to be a hippy about it, but seriously. DEFENSE? The money wasted on defense is an outrage. You want to reform spending, start there, you'll end up with more cash than you know what to do with.