” Keep in mind that the Social Security funds are not government money. It is YOUR money, deducted from every paycheck you ever received, which the government was supposed to manage, invest, and give back to you on your retirement. But the US Government has been “borrowing” your Social Security funds (most heavily during the Clinton years) and now they cannot pay it back. Though they may call it “Austerity”, this is in reality a default by the US Government against the American worker. It is, by any reasonable definition of the word, outright theft, and the fact that it is the government doing the stealing does not make it any less a crime against the people.”. Michael Rivero