And of course I could supplement my income, I plan on it. I have many skills in many different areas that can be utilized all over the world. I just don't want to do it full time. Odd jobs here and there, no problem. Full time work - sucks.
Back to the main point though:
Social Security doesn't have enough money. Assuming we're not going to get rid of it, the choices are:
(a) raise the retirement age;
(b) limit who gets it and how much; and/or
(c) raise taxes.
I prefer a and b myself.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
And it has real problems: LOTS of people will "opt out" because they want their money now, and don't think about the future. Then, when they retire, they'll be broke and have to go on welfare, become homeless, take up money at emergency rooms, or otherwise become a burden to the system without having ever contributing to the system at all. That will break the system even more, and put us even deeper in debt.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.