Before the Federal Reserve people got along just fine without SS. Prices of items were almost identical their whole lives. There was no endless cycles of money expansion created out of thin air, and then paid thru the hidden tax of inflation. The bankers love all the entitlements George W and the democrats gave us. Kill the Fed, and your life savings will be more than enough to live on. a better question that no one seems to answer is where is the 75 trillion going to come from to keep SS?