Social Security is NOT a gift from the government for American Senior Citizens. It is an earned and paid for benefit. The government has no business doling it out to those who have not paid in. It is not their money. This is money we paid in from our checks and many of us paid in for almost 50 years! Our spouses paid in almost 50 years as well. I have lost two husbands who paid in and one husband never even saw one check. I paid in, so 3 people paid in and only I am left to receive benefits since my 2nd husband died 5 years after retiring. I certainly don't get mine and theirs. If you Ted Cruz want to get a leg up on Trump talk address this issue for the seniors. The government has been stealing our SS money and have not intention of putting it back. In fact they now want to punish us by cutting our benefits by raising Medicare and not giving us a cost of living allowance and deleting Social Security all together. Isn't that what they went after Jimmy Hoffa for? Spending someones paid for pension?.