Now what? So the Politicians have squandered all the money and given so much of it away, people will have to live till 70 to get SS Retirement Checks? These jerks need to also wait till they are 70 to collect any benefits and see how the like it. We need an Opt Out available for this SS Crap, I think most people could better invest their money the the Government. Both parties mull raising retirement age - Washington Times .