If you look at your paycheck stub, you will see that a portion of your check goes toward social security and a portion of it goes to the federal income. The social security is a special trust fund and so is not supposed to be included as part of the federal budget. So the idea of cutting that is ludicrous. We want to cut the federal budget only. With what is left, you can cut every last program that exits--education, healthcare, planned parenthood--you name it. Let's say you cut everything but defense spending. We will still be running a substantial deficit. Defense spending is the only thing that makes a real difference in the budget. Every king and every emperor throughout history has learned that to maintain the most powerful fleet and largest army with the most advanced weapons, great benefits, donatives, and pensions, one must levy heavy taxes on the ordinary citizens. The politicians ni our government know this, but most are hiding it. Our defense department and expensive wars are bankrupting our government; nothing else.