Russ Wellen: What's the Real Reason Republicans Want to Do Away With Social Security? "It's bad enough that the real reason Republicans seek to take a hammer to Social Security is to enrich Wall Street (and, by extension, ensure the continuation of their campaign contributions). Even worse, their "creative destruction" may not enrich them as much as they anticipate. Think about it: from where are the funds that will allegedly be deposited into lifetime savings account on a regular basis expected to come?" "In the meantime, whenever an official or commentator declares that Social Security needs to be reformed -- disfigured might be a better word -- those of us who feel otherwise need to remind their audience why. One more time: because Big Money hopes to reap a gold mine in fees for managing the program that will augment and ultimately replace Social Security." Now we know.