SS should be privatized and everyone who has paid into the system should be refunded while those on the system should keep benefits. I'm going to pay into a system my whole life and never receive the promised benefits. I heard in my history class that under the New Deal, the nation was going broke and in order to receive more money in revenue (in order to increase the US credit rating so they could borrow more money) FDR created SS. SS could have been intended to raise the US credit rating and be a form of double taxation, not a program for people. SS should be privatized, as of now the government is stealing from my paycheck as I will not likely see any benefit from SS when I get older.