There is always a Republican somewhere saying that we should eliminate Social Security. They really hate that poor people have access to something to live off of when they get old. I have no idea why that is.
Here is something you need to know, though:
Social Security is not a “handout” and it is not free. Look on your check stub. You pay in to Social Security with every single check, and if you live long enough to collect Social Security, you are just getting back money that you already paid in.
So when Republicans say that the government can’t afford it, remember that the government does not pay into Social Security. It is your money. It belongs to you. Don’t let them take it away, because it is yours.