so many people in America think that Entitlements are so good for the people. All entitlements do is control the people. You have to follow the rules that the Government sets up, in order to get them. Welfare rules, you must be single. The more children you have the more you receive in monthly benefits. SSI - you receive a set amount of money each month and the adjustment raise is so small that all it does, is go toward your payment of Medicare insurance rise in your premiums. Thus, you are stuck at at a continual amount of monthly payment. If you work to try and help pay the rising cost of bills, you are punished by Government taking away you SSI for each dollar amount you earn. This is not freedom from Government. You become the slave to the rules of the entitlement programs. If we had a system like Chile where you have your SSI in a private account and a guarantee if the market went down you would still be locked in to the benefits accumulated, this is much better. You would also get more than the government bonds do right now. You can then have your monthly amount to use each month. You would be able to withdraw more for emergencies if needed. You would be able to have the funds transfered over to your spouse or your children after you die. You could also work if you wanted to, or needed to, without Government taking away your monthly checks.