I think Social Security needs reform and needs to be pushed upon to the states. It is not the matter of the federal government. However, I can see the tremendous impact it has had. It has significantly reduced poverty rates among the elderly and has helped smooth out the business cycle. As a free market, limited government type of person, social security is one of the last policies I would attack. Why would I gamble with people's livelihoods over a belief system? I think people need to retire older and get less payout, but I believe in a safety for old people, even if I don't believe that is the federal government's jobs. I believe that elderly should have a decent life. In fact, this is why Social Security was enacted, too many old people were falling through the cracks. I don't see anything wrong with this principle, despite my skeptical feeling of the federal government.