In America, when a person works all his/her life paying into soc. sec, he or she has the right to receive some back no matter the amount. It could be, one of these days, possibly a couple decades from now, it won't be around and then everyone can bitch and whine about that. I won't be around then but I wish I could be a spider on the wall listening to people crying in their beer because the money was stolen and the fund dismantled, so to speak, leaving a kazillion people in the lurch wishing they had that money to help make their lives just a tad easier. Getting some soc. sec. might be the deciding factor as to whether or not they will have food in their fridges, or if they'll be able to pay some on their heating bill. Or could be it'll keep them from having to sit in the dark.
It doen't matter whether some are "parasites". If they worked for decades paying into it, then they have a right to it. Speaking of parasites, I have seen an endless supply of 30's and 40's somethings, both working and not working, that are sucking off the government tit. I don't know how they're doing it while working tho'. Must be getting paid under the table. Whenever there are handouts, you can count on leaches being there draining the system any way they can. They've learned how to play the system.