Today, more Americans live 20 or even 30 years past age 65. When SS was established life expectancy WAS age 65 and the planners never anticipated several factors: A) Americans living longer and B) More Americans living longer! So why is there a big hangup on raising the age to 70 when people can start collecting? No one under age 55 would be affected. BUT the financial savings would be tremendous. YET the politicians are claiming those that want to correct this are totally wrong when they say they want to destroy grandma's social security. Why not just be honest here. It's not wrong to correct an issue that wasn't considered 70 years ago that people would live longer so why not allow a correction with out all the name calling and accusations.